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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

Spending CIL

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 within 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 information, please see our  Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) statement for financial year 2015/2016 (PDF 156KB)