This is a new system of funding infrastructure through planning charges that the District Council can ask developers to pay for most new building projects. It does not apply to conversions or to changes of use. The money raised can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure needed to support new development within the District, not necessarily in the location where the money is raised. However, there is benefit for the local community as a proportion of CIL does pass back to the Parish Council in which it was raised.
For more detailed information on the Community Infrastructure Levy please visit the Government's website using this LINK.