Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new way of collecting contributions from developments towards the provision of infrastructure required to support growth in Dacorum. CIL is a non-negotiable planning charge introduced by the government under the Planning Act 2008 to provide local authorities with a more flexible and transparent means of funding infrastructure projects across their local area. The levy is charged per square metre of new development (floorspace) and the charge may vary according to the size, location and type of development.

As the charging and collecting authority for Dacorum, we are responsible for setting the CIL charge, collecting CIL money and allocating money for infrastructure projects.

The CIL charge was introduced by Dacorum Borough Council on 1 July 2015 and is therefore applicable to developments that received planning permission on or after 1 July 2015.

CIL guide

We have prepared the following guide on the Community Infrastructure Levy in Dacorum:

 Dacorum's Guide to CIL (PDF 967KB)

For an overview of the CIL process for developers and landowners, please see our  Community Infrastructure Levy Process Flowchart (PDF 487KB).

Application forms for CIL

All application forms for the Community Infrastructure Levy can be found on our Application forms page. For more information on the CIL forms 0-9, please see our guide (link above).

Find out what CIL zone you are in

Interactive map showing planning constraints and CIL zones

CIL Charging Schedule

We formally adopted the CIL Charging Schedule and a number of supporting policies at the meeting of the Full Council on 25 February 2015. Please see the documents below:

 CIL Charging Schedule - Adopted February 2015 (PDF 2.01 MB)
 CIL Notice of Adoption (PDF 283 KB)

Supporting policies

 CIL Regulation 123 List (PDF 218 KB)
 CIL Discretionary Charitable Relief Policy (PDF 161 KB)
 CIL Exceptional Circumstances Policy (PDF 109 KB)
 CIL Instalments Policy (PDF 114 KB)
 CIL Payment in Kind Policy (PDF 160 KB)  


The CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended) require the CIL Charging Schedule to be independently examined. We submitted our Draft Charging Schedule to the Planning Inspectorate on 16 July 2014. The Draft Charging Schedule and key documents were examined by Mr Philip Staddon Bsc, Dip, MBA, MRTPI on 26 September 2014. He concluded that the Draft Charging Schedule formed an appropriate basis on which to introduce a levy. His report on our CIL can be viewed below:

 Inspector's Report (PDF 250 KB)

For more information, and a complete set of examination documents, please visit our Examination Library page

Previous consultation

The CIL Charging Schedule was subject to two stages of public consultation prior to its submission to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination. Our Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule was published for consultation from 12 December 2012 to 12 March 2013 and our Draft Charging Schedule was published for consultation from 22 January 2014 to 12 March 2014. Both documents and our response to comments can be found on our Examination Library page

We published a Statement of Modifications to the Draft Charging Schedule and associated CIL documents on 16 July 2014. Copies of the proposed modifications were sent to each of the persons invited to make representations on the Draft Charging Schedule and were held at:

  • Civic Centre, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead
  • Berkhamsted Civic Centre, 161 High Street, Berkhamsted
  • Tring Town Council, The Market House, 61 High Street, Tring.

Comments on the Statement of Modifications were sent to the Examiner by the CIL Programme Officer.  

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