Local Councillor Welcomes Community Infrastructure Levy Adoption

West Lindsey District Council has adopted a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for the district.

This means that developers of new housing and other types of development specified within the Authorities’ Charging Schedule will be required to pay a levy, based on the amount and size of newfound buildings.

The new CIL charge will be introduced at the same time at those for North Kesteven District Council and City of Lincoln Council areas, and takes effect for planning permissions granted from Monday, 22nd January 2018 onwards.

The adoption and implementation of CIL is good news for the residents of the four Central Lincolnshire Authorities as monies raised will be used to provide and improve strategic infrastructure, initially contributing to the Lincoln Eastern Bypass and new Secondary Education. It will also generate funding for local communities that will see growth take place in their area, for them to spend on their own local infrastructure projects.

Cllr Giles McNeill, who serves of the Planning Committee, said:

“The adoption of CIL is a great achievement for the authority, it is a lengthy and detailed process designed to ensure that the levy does not affect growth aspirations of the district whilst also ensuring new development contributes to infrastructure at both a strategic and local level.”

Further information on CIL, including frequently asked questions, forms and other information please visit the Council’s website .