Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The CIL is a method of funding new infrastructure

The CIL regulations enable authorities to raise funding for a variety of infrastructure by levying a charge on new development within their area.

The CIL charge may be levied on different land uses e.g. residential, retail, and commercial and will be charged per square metre of new development (a new building or an extension) over 100 square metres of gross internal floorspace, or if it involves the creation of additional dwellings.

Eastleigh Borough Council consulted on a draft CIL Charging Schedule in 2013-2014. Following the Inspector's Report into the Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2011-2029, the examination into this Charging Schedule was not progressed.

The Council has chosen not to introduce CIL and will keep this under review in light of any national planning policy changes. For information on how the Council ensures appropriate infrastructure is provided before or alongside development, please see our Planning Obligations information.