CIL Neighbourhood Scheme

Community Infrastructure Levy (Neighbourhood) CIL 15%

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) 15% bidding process will be postponed until later this year, due to the Council’s focus on responding effectively to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The decision has been taken in conjunction with the CIL Panel, and all bids received to date will be held until the process reopens. As the full financial and economic impacts of the pandemic continue to unfold, Councillors may wish to review the 2020/21 scheme at an appropriate point in the future. This may allow the CIL 15% scheme to react to emergent local needs as necessary

About the scheme

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows Councils to raise funds from some developments to fund local or smaller infrastructure projects that are required by the community where development took place.

The Council’s scheme is open for bids from Community Groups as well as Councillors to fund community projects within the Borough.  All bids must be sponsored and signed by a Councillor.  Bids must be for a minimum of £10,000.

Successful local CIL applications for funding to date have included projects such as playground equipment, street lighting, footpath restoration and improvements to community facilities.

The amount of money available through the Neighbourhood Scheme will vary each year, depending upon how much new development is being built.

The process:

  • Applicants will need to complete an application form and a business case for their bid.
  • Your bid should include plans, confirmation of planning consent and work estimates or quotes.
  • Successful bids will be notified around mid-September once fully evaluated and assessed by The CIL Panel.

Applying for the fund:

Guidance notes and the application form can be found at the bottom of this page.

For further information about the CIL (Neighbourhood) 15% scheme please call us on 01372 732223 or email


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