Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
This is a charge based on the floor space of new development. It helps fund infrastructure needed to support development in an area.
We are also a collecting authority for the Mayor of London's CIL known as ‘Mayoral CIL 1’ and 'Mayoral CIL 2'.
Section 106 agreements
In most cases, if you are undertaking a large development in Brent you will still be required to enter into a legal agreement under S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), also known as a Planning Obligation. This is to meet other obligations to make the development acceptable in planning terms, such as affordable housing and sustainability standards.
Under the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations (2010 as amended), a Planning Obligation can only be considered as a reason for granting planning permission if it is:
- necessary to make a development acceptable in planning terms
- directly related to the development
- reasonably related to a development in terms of scale and type
Our guidance on Planning Obligations is available in the S106 Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document.