What is the Community Infrastructure Levy?
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge that we can impose on new developments in Ryedale. The fixed, non negotiable charge helps to deliver infrastructure to support the new development and is applied to the development’s internal floor space. It can be applied to:
- Private market houses (excluding apartments and self-builds)
- Supermarkets (£120 per m2)
- Retail warehouses (£60 per m2)
Our Charging Schedule provides more detail on how the charge works, and also details exemptions. We don’t impose CIL charges on any other developments in Ryedale.
When is a CIL used?
To introduce the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), we have to show that there is a shortfall in funding to cover the expected total cost of infrastructure needed to support a development. We have an Infrastructure Delivery Plan for Ryedale and it is part of our Local Plan Strategy.
We assess each new development to make sure that imposing a CIL doesn’t threaten its scale or delivery.
Our charging schedule
When we set our CIL rates, we balance the benefits of funding infrastructure through the CIL with the potential impact of imposing a charge on investment and development in Ryedale.
How does the CIL affect me?
If you are a land owner or developer, it’s important that you:
- Are aware of the implications of the CIL charge
- Understand that it is a non-negotiable, fixed charge
- Establish if your scheme is exempt, or not
- Factor the levy into your project viability assessment as a fixed element of cost
- Notice of Approval – CIL Charging Schedule (.pdf 2MB)
- Instalment Policy (.pdf 37kB)
- Report of CIL collection and expenditure Financial Year 2016-2017 (.pdf 29kB)
- CIL Collection and disbursement statement 1 April 2018- 31 March 2019 (.pdf 146kB)
- CIL – Discretionary relief/exemption and instalment policy (. 0B)