The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of the area. The CIL is a charge that developers must pay in relation to certain types of new development.

The Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023 includes provisions to replace the “Community Infrastructure Levy” with an “Infrastructure Levy”.

On 8 June 2022, Fylde Council’s Planning Committee resolved:

“That no further work is carried out by the Council to progress the adoption of a Community Infrastructure Levy pending the implementation of the proposed Infrastructure Levy and that in the meantime, the Council continues to secure improvements to local infrastructure through Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.”

The provisions relating to the new Infrastructure Levy will only come into effect on the introduction of secondary legislation which will set out the detail of the Levy. The Council will progress the introduction of an Infrastructure Levy once enabling legislation is published.

The Council have prepared a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for the Community Infrastructure Levy in the borough. The proposed charging rates [expressed as £/m2] are as follows:

UseCIL Charge

Housing All Locations (Settlements and rural areas)£70
Apartments (Zones 3 and 4 identified on map at Appendix 1)£70
Apartments (All other areas)Nil
Convenience Retail£60
All other usesNil

The proposed charging rates are supported by the following information:

The Community Infrastructure Levy will be used to provide new infrastructure to support the delivery of development proposed in the Local Plan. The Council published a draft Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) to support the Local Plan. This sets out an initial list of infrastructure needed. This will be updated on a regular basis.

Consultation took place on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for the Community Infrastructure Levy, and the supporting information, from 11 August until 22 September 2016.

The Council are currently processing the responses received

This consultation stage the Council will update the draft charging schedule and will publish a Final Draft Charging Schedule for comment later in the year and will aim to submit the charging schedule and comments made for examination, early in 2017.

Further information

If you require any further information or have a query about any aspect of the Local Plan, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01253 658418 or email