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.


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.

Annual CIL Reports

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

For the next reporting year 2019/20, the Council will produce an Infrastructure Funding Statement that 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 will provide more 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 will be published annually in December and will provide delivery information with respect of the most recently completed financial year. Alongside the IDP, our Capital Investment Panel will identify specific funding priorities for Brent CIL which will also inform the Infrastructure Funding Statement.

Currently the types of infrastructure/specific infrastructure projects which CIL funds can be found in the Regulation 123 List. Once published, the Infrastructure Funding Statement will replace the Regulation 123 List.

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