Published Monday, 25 February 2019
From 1 March 2019, new homes and some types of retail development in the borough of Waverley will be liable for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
The CIL is a planning charge that councils can use to ensure new developments contribute towards the cost of infrastructure to support the local community. The charging schedule adopted by Waverley will generate around £40,000 for an average new home built in the area. Some developments, including qualifying social housing and self-build properties, will be able to apply for relief from the CIL.
The CIL differs from other planning charges in that the money raised can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure that will benefit the community. It can also be used to fund infrastructure priorities across the borough, not just in the area local to the development. It is expected to provide a significant increase in the council’s available funding for infrastructure over the coming years.
Further information on the CIL is available at www.waverley.gov.uk/CIL, including guides, FAQs and Waverley’s full CIL Charging Schedule.