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Community infrastructure levy and planning obligations

The Community Infrastructure Levy and Planning Obligations ensure that development contributes to the improvement of the City's environment and facilities.

Community infrastructure levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on new development that is used to help fund the provision of infrastructure in the City of London. The CIL operates through a charging schedule and is supported by a 'Regulation 123 List' which outlines the infrastructure that will be funded.

Further information on the CIL, including copies of forms and notices, is available through the Planning Portal.

Annual CIL rate summary

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is subject to indexation which allows the rates to be adjusted to reflect inflation. The effective CIL rates (indexed) that will apply from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 are set out in our Annual CIL Rate Summary.

CIL neighbourhood fund

CIL Regulations require that 15% of CIL receipts be used to assist the delivery of infrastructure to support neighbourhood priorities. Between 3 December 2018 and 18 January 2019, the City Corporation consulted on how this Neighbourhood Fund should be used in the City and the mechanism for managing the allocation of funds. The consultation is now closed and further details will be posted here shortly. Copies of the closed consultation documents can be found below:

City CIL Neighbourhood Fund Consultation document (193KB)

CIL Test of Relevance Equality Analysis (158KB)

S106 and CIL monitoring

The City Corporation is required by CIL Regulation 62(4) to report annually on the amount of CIL received and the amount of CIL expenditure. The annual reports are available below:

The Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy Monitoring Report (5.6MB) - includes CIL monitoring data for 2018 - 2019

CIL Monitoring Report 2016 - 2017 (500KB)

CIL Monitoring Report 2017 - 2018 (204KB)

Planning obligations

Planning obligations (often called s106 agreements) are agreements with developers for the provision of, for example, affordable housing, local training and jobs, and site-specific mitigation measures. The City's Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) explains how obligations are operated.

Planning Obligations SPD (130KB)

The City Corporation has prepared a template for s106 agreements, containing standard clauses which applicants are expected to agree, where relevant. Further information is set out in paragraph 75 of the SPD.

S106 agreement template (310KB)

S106 agreements are subject to administration and monitoring charges (30KB).

The SPD encourages 10% of goods and services relating to developments to be locally procured from the City and its neighbouring boroughs. These notes provide more information:

Local Procurement charter for City developers (610KB)

Local Procurement guidance note for developers (1MB)

For further information on discharging Planning Obligations please email Planning Obligations or call our Contact Centre on 020 7332 1710.

Mayoral CIL and planning obligations

The Mayor of London also operates a CIL and planning obligations to raise funds towards meeting the cost of Crossrail. These measures apply across Greater London, including the City.  Go to the GLA website for more information.

Further information

Documents supporting the preparation of the CIL are available on our Evidence Base and Archived Plans page.

Our Infrastructure Delivery Plan details the City's infrastructure requirements.

See our other SPDs.