The Mayor of London’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The Mayor of London has introduced a charge that will be paid by most new developments granted planning permission from 1 April 2012.
The Community Infrastructure Levy ( CIL ) is a levy that Local Authorities (including the Greater London Authority) can choose to charge on new developments in their area. The money can be used to support development by funding infrastructure that the council, local community and neighbourhoods want - for example new or safer road schemes, park improvements or a new health centre.
The Mayor of London’s levy is intended to raise funds to pay for transport infrastructure. Bromley intends to implement its own CIL sometime in 2017 to pay for Bromley’s own infrastructure needs.
The Mayor’s levy applies to all new dwellings and new buildings and extensions proposing additional floorspace of 100 square metres and above. The Mayor chose a charge of £35 per square metre for Bromley on the net additional increase in floorspace of all developments. The charge is subject to index linking. The original floorspace will be discounted if a building has been in continuous lawful use for at least six months out of the last 3 years prior to planning permission (6 out of the last 12 months before 24 Feb 2014).
Planning applicants will be asked to complete a form 'Determining whether a Development may be CIL Liable'. This form and other forms you will need to complete during the CIL payment process can be found on our CIL forms page.