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What is the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a crucial aspect of development projects. Although the government are talking about combining this into a new Infrastructure Levy (IL), that is a long way off so we’re likely to be dealing with CIL for a while yet. In this fast-paced world, developers and stakeholders need reliable and efficient guidance on CIL-related matters. ET Planning, a leading consultancy firm, offers a wide range of services specifically tailored to assist clients in navigating the complexities of the Community Infrastructure Levy. In this article, we will explore the various consultancy services ET Planning provides to its clients in relation to CIL advice.

  • CIL is a mandatory charge imposed by local authorities on new development projects.
  • The primary purpose of CIL is to help fund the infrastructure required to support community development.
  • CIL plays a vital role in ensuring that new developments contribute to the necessary infrastructure for sustainable growth.

Why is ET Planning the Right Choice for CIL Consultancy Services?

  • ET Planning boasts a team of experienced professionals with a deep understanding of CIL regulations and processes.
  • The company offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to clients’ needs, providing ongoing support throughout the development process.
  • With a proven track record of success, ET Planning has numerous case studies and client testimonials demonstrating their expertise in CIL-related matters.

How Does ET Planning Help Clients Understand CIL?

  • ET Planning’s experts provide in-depth information on the legislative background and regulations surrounding CIL.
  • The team assists clients in understanding the calculation and payment procedures for CIL, including charging schedules and rates.
  • Our team of professionals at ET Planning’s explain the impact of CIL on development projects, offering insights on financial implications and strategic planning considerations.

How Does ET Planning Conduct CIL Assessment and Viability Analysis?

  • The company estimates potential CIL liabilities, helping clients make informed decisions about their projects.
  • ET Planning conducts financial feasibility studies to ensure the viability of projects in the context of CIL charges.

How Does ET Planning Support CIL Exemption and Relief Applications?

  • At ET Planning, we can help identify eligible exemptions and reliefs, helping clients minimise their CIL liabilities.
  • The company assists clients with the application process and documentation, streamlining the procedure for exemptions and reliefs.

How Does ET Planning Handle CIL Negotiation and Dispute Resolution?

  • The team liaises with local authorities and stakeholders on behalf of clients to negotiate favorable CIL terms.
  • ET Planning represents clients in disputes and appeals, providing expert guidance to achieve positive outcomes.

Why Choose ET Planning for Your CIL Consultancy Needs?

  • Through a tailored approach to client needs, ET Planning offers provide customised CIL advice and strategies.
  • The company’s multidisciplinary team of planners, surveyors, and CIL specialists collaborate to deliver comprehensive solutions.
  • A proven track record of success, with case studies and client testimonials, demonstrates ET Planning’s commitment to excellence in CIL consultancy services.


In conclusion, ET Planning is an ideal partner for you seeking expert guidance on Community Infrastructure Levy issues. By choosing ET Planning, you can trust that you will receive tailored, professional advice, and ongoing support throughout your development projects.

Understanding the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

What is the Legislative Background and Regulations of CIL?

  • CIL was introduced by the UK government in 2010 to help local authorities fund infrastructure projects.
  • The levy applies to new developments, including residential, commercial, and retail projects.
  • Local authorities have the autonomy to adopt CIL, set charging schedules, and define exemptions and reliefs.

Note that the above link is to the original regulations, which have been substantially updated through subsequent statutory instruments. further guidance on CIL from the government can also be found here.

How is CIL Calculated and Paid?

  • The calculation of CIL depends on the size, type, and location of the development.
  • Charging schedules define the rates for different types of development and are set by local authorities.
  • Payments can be made in cash, through land transfers, or phased payments, depending on the local authority’s policies.

What is the Impact of CIL on Development Projects?

  • CIL charges can significantly affect the financial feasibility of a development project.
  • Developers must consider CIL liabilities in their strategic planning and budgeting process.
  • Proper management of CIL payments can help to minimize delays and reduce the risk of disputes.


By understanding the Community Infrastructure Levy, we help you make informed decisions about your development projects. ET Planning’s team of experts is well-equipped to guide you through the complexities of CIL, ensuring you have the knowledge and support necessary to navigate this critical aspect of the development process.

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