A Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a set charge on development. It is based on pounds per square metre of floorspace. It is intended to give more certainty to developers as to how much their development will need to contribute to meeting the costs of infrastructure.
Councils have a choice on whether to set a Community Infrastructure Levy or not.
North Hertfordshire does not currently have a CIL. The Council continues to use legal agreements to secure contributions from new development. In March 2021, the Council’s Cabinet resolved not pursue CIL for the time being. The papers and minutes of that meeting can be found here under Item 109.
This matter will be kept under review. This includes considering any measures announced by the Government as part of their anticipated reforms to the planning system later in the year.