Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge levied on floor space arising from development in order to fund infrastructure that is needed to support development in an area.

Brent CIL was formally introduced from 1 July 2013.

We are also a collecting authority for the Mayor of London's CIL ‘Mayoral CIL’ which was introduced from 1 April 2012. ‘Mayoral CIL 2’ was introduced from 1 April 2019.

Developers

A CIL Calculator has been created to provide developers with an estimate of any CIL charge payable on a chargeable development.  It is not a final confirmation of liability, and does not constitute legal advice. Formal determination of the CIL liability will be made by Brent Council and a Liability Notice with be issued if your application is approved.

 Infrastructure Funding Statement 

The Council has an ambitious programme of capital expenditure, and CIL will be used to fund, in part or full, some of these items, which are linked to the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)(.pdf, 1.27MB).

Each reporting year, the Council is required to produce an Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) with the first IFS required to be published by 31 December 2020 as per the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 No. 1103.

The IFS will set out the infrastructure projects or types of infrastructure that the council intends to fund, either wholly or partly by CIL or s106 planning obligations. Reporting spend in this way provides clarity to both communities and applicants/developers over how planning contributions are spent, ensuring infrastructure delivery supports the growth identified in the Brent Local Plan.

The statement is published annually in December and provides delivery information with respect of the most recently completed financial year. Alongside the IDP, our Infrastructure Officer Working Group identifies specific funding priorities for Brent CIL which also informs the IFS. The IFS for 2019-20 was approved at the Cabinet meeting of 7 December 2020.

The types of infrastructure/specific infrastructure projects which CIL funds could be found in the Regulation 123 List. The Infrastructure Funding Statement and Infrastructure Delivery Plan have since  replaced the Regulation 123 List (.pdf, 167.7kB).

Annual CIL Reports

Annual CIL Rate Summary

The Annual CIL Rate Summary sets out the Charging Schedule rates indexed between the time the charging schedule came into affect and when a planning permission is granted. 
This summary would cover each calendar year from 2020.

S106 agreements

If you are undertaking a large development in Brent, most cases,  will still be required to enter into a legal agreement under S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to secure other obligations to make the development acceptable in planning terms such as affordable housing and sustainability standards.

Please see the Council’s S106 Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document