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Community Infrastructure Levy

Last updated 27 March 2014

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on new development that councils use to help pay for supporting infrastructure such as transport or public realm improvements.

CIL statutory guidance

The Government issued new statutory guidance on 26 April 2013, see below:
www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-infrastructure-levy.

The April guidance is essentially an amendment to, and replaces, the statutory guidance issued on 14 December 2012 (CIL statutory guidance), which in turn replaced the 'Community Infrastructure Levy Guidance: Charge setting and charging schedule procedures, March 2010.

London Borough of Waltham Forest's Community Infrastructure Levy

In accordance with the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations (2010) (as amended), Waltham Forest Council adopted the London Borough of Waltham Forest Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule to take effect on 15th May 2014.

Waltham Forest Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule (4,319 KB PDF file)

Public Notice

CIL Adoption Notice (202 KB PDF file)

Notification letter to libraries (52 KB PDF file)

Section 106 agreement

The ‘Section 106’ process (Town & Country Planning Act 1990) will still exist after April 2015, will be limited, and remain for ‘on-site infrastructure provision, such as affordable housing, training and jobs and access to the local highway network. However CIL will cover aspects required for 'off-site provision' of infrastructure that is of benefit to the wider community, such as community facilities, leisure centres, schools, parks and health facilities.

A set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) has been produced by the Planning Advisory Service (PAS). Details of the CIL regulations and associated documents can be viewed on the Communities and Local Government website.

London Borough of Waltham Forest Revised Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document

In accordance with The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, Waltham Forest Council adopted the Revised Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document. 

The Revised Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document has been adopted in accordance with the Waltham Forest Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule which will take effect on 15th May 2014.

Waltham Forest Council Revised Planning Obligations SPD (3.33 MB PDF file)

Revised Planning Obligations SPD Public Notice ( 202 KB PDF file)

Notification letter to libraries (52 KB PDF file)

Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS) Consultation

The consultation is now closed. 

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new charge that local authorities will be able to collect on new developments in their area. It is based on a formula relating to the type and size of development and is collected when planning permissions for new developments are implemented. The funds gathered will be spent on infrastructure within Waltham Forest such as community facilities, schools, highway improvements and other forms of provision which are currently funded by monies paid by developers under Section 106 obligations.

Central government regulations require the Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule to be subject to public consultation over a period of six weeks. Consequently, between 29 January and 12 March 2013, local residents and others were invited to comment on the proposed charging schedule. The proposed charging schedule documents were being published to allow representations to be made. Representations received during this period were considered alongside the Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule by the Council.

The consultation documents:

  • At all Waltham Forest Libraries, Waltham Forest Customer Service Centre (during normal opening hours)
  • At Sycamore House (Reception), Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, London E17 4SU (9am - 5pm)

Consultation documents

How to make a comment

For enquiries or further information: email cil@walthamforest.gov.uk or call us on 020 8496 3000

The Mayor of London’s Community Infrastructure Levy

The Mayor of London has formally submitted his proposed Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule. The Levy commenced from 1 April 2012 and estimated to raise £300 million towards the delivery of Crossrail.

The Mayor has proposed that the London Borough of Waltham Forest (LBWF) is appropriate for the third band of the proposed charging zone, which requires a £20 per square metre charge on net additional increase in floorspace of all developments (with some exceptions) equal or over 100 square metres, or involve creating one dwelling even where this is below 100 square metres.

The Mayor Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule was the subject of an Examination in Public (EIP). See Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination in Public.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for London (TfL) have provided information in respect of the Mayoral CIL. See Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy.

The Examiners Report on the Mayoral CIL has now been published. See Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy.

The Mayor of London and Transport for London have produced a useful leaflet about CIL. See Mayor of London and Transport for London leaflet (70KB PDF file)

Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy Schedule

The Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy Schedule has been confirmed, see below:

London Borough of Waltham Forest's Community Infrastructure Levy

The Council adopted its own CIL Charging Schedule, which will be charged alongside the London Mayoral CIL

CIL forms:

Further information

If you have any queries in relation to the Council's Community Infrastructure Levy, please contact the CIL Team by:

Email cil@walthamforest.gov.uk
Tel 020 8496 3000

Draft Charging Schedule (DCS) Consultation

The consultation is now closed.

See Draft Charging Schedule (DCS).

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Contact details

  • CIL Team

    Environment & Regeneration Sycamore House Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex Forest Road
    Walthamstow
    E17 4SU
    Phone: 020 8496 3000
    Email: cil@walthamforest.gov.uk