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Find out about Community Infrastructure Levy

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which applies to some types of new developments. It's paid by either:

  • the landowner
  • developers

At the moment, we mostly use contributions from section 106 agreements to pay for new infrastructure, but we want to introduce CIL in the future. CIL would come with a charging schedule explaining how much landowners and developers needed to pay. CIL would be non-negotiable, but some buildings would be exempt, such as:

  • housing and developments built by charities
  • housing and developments used for charitable purposes

Payment amounts would be based on:

  • net floor area of a new development
  • the new use of the land

CIL would apply to:

  • most new buildings over 100sqm
  • most new extensions over 100 sqm
  • most new homes, regardless of floor area

When will we introduce CIL?

In late 2021, we aim to publish a draft Charging Schedule for public consultation. We'll add details of consultation (and timescales) to this page.

For more information, contact customerservices@guildford.gov.uk or call 01483 505050.

Read documents we've used to assess CIL in the past

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