Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) collection and expenditure

CIL collection

The CIL regulations require the payment of CIL within 60 days of the start of chargeable development, unless an authority introduces an instalments policy. We recognise the potential financial burden that this may place upon developers and the implications for scheme viability. We are committed to using the mechanisms set out in the CIL regulations to ease this burden, including the publication of policies covering our approach to discretionary relief, exceptional circumstances relief, instalments and payments in kind. The policies can be viewed on our main CIL page

Neighbourhood proportion

We are required to pass on 15 per cent of CIL funds to town, parish and neighbourhood areas. This rises to 25 per cent in areas with an adopted neighbourhood development plan.

CIL expenditure

CIL receipts are used for the administration of CIL, (five per cent) reallocated to town/parish and other neighbourhood areas (15 per cent) or held and spent directly by us on new infrastructure items (80 per cent). Decisions regarding the expenditure of CIL funds held by us will be made by an Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG), comprising officers and members of both borough and county councils, and representatives of key stakeholders in the delivery of infrastructure. This group will generally consider larger bids for new infrastructure items.

Making applications for CIL funds

A revised CIL infrastructure submissions programme was approved by the Council on 12 July 2017. The report set out that CIL funding submissions and allocations have been delayed until 2018.

During this period, we will be developing our Infrastructure Business Plan, which will highlight our infrastructure priorities and provide a focus for the initial submission of CIL projects.

Officers will provide feedback on the Expressions of Interest once the business plan is approved and will encourage those individuals or organisations with suitable projects to prepare full project submissions, upon which an allocation of funds may be made.

The current programme for making decisions on CIL expenditure is set out below:

Timetable for decision making on Community Infrastructure Levy expenditure
Month Description
July 2017 Invite expressions of interest for the use of CIL
September 2017 Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) consider the Infrastructure Business Plan (IBP)
October 2017 IAG agree IBP for submission to Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet
November 2017 to January 2018 Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet consider the IBP
November 2017 to February 2018 Formal expressions of interest for the use of CIL funds requested
February 2018 IBP approved by Council
April 2018 Invite CIL project submissions
May 2018 Deadline for the receipt of CIL project submissions (six weeks)

Expressions of interest

 Expression of interest form (PDF 108KB)

Policies on CIL expenditure

We have developed a strategy on how we will use CIL, together with a restricted use of legal agreements under Section 106 of the Town and County Planning Act and other sources of funding, to deliver the infrastructure required to sustain and support growth in the borough. We were required to produce a Regulation 123 list setting out the projects we intend to spend CIL on. Our Regulation 123 list is drawn from the projects within the Dacorum Infrastructure Delivery Plan and Infrastructure Funding Gap Assessment. Our Regulation 123 list can be viewed on our main CIL page.

To ensure transparency, we are required to publish annual reports outlining how much revenue from the levy has been received, what it has been spent on and how much is left. For more information, please see the  Community Infrastructure Levy statement for financial year 2016/2017 (PDF 229KB) and  Dacorum Infrastructure Delivery Plan (PDF 4MB).

We're required to pass on 15 per cent of Community Infrastructure Levy funds to town, parish and neighbourhood areas. This rises to 25 per cent in areas with an adopted neighbourhood development plan.

 Neighbourhood CIL receipts 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017 (PDF 97KB)