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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge levied in respect of development. The legislative basis for CIL is found in Part 11 of the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008), which empowers the Secretary of State to make regulations providing for the imposition of CIL. Those regulations were made in the form of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (the CIL Regulations), SI 2010/948. CIL applies to both England and Wales.
CIL is charged by ‘charging authorities’ in respect of development of land in their area. PA 2008, s 206 specifies that a local planning authority (LPA) is the charging authority for its area. However:
in Greater London, the Mayor of London is a charging authority, in addition to Borough Councils
in the Broads, the Broads Authority is the only charging authority, and
in the Isles of Scilly, the Council of the Isles of Scilly is the only charging authority
CIL is collected by ‘collecting authorities’. Charging authorities are also usually the collecting authorities for CIL charged in their area, meaning that they also collect the CIL due in respect of development of land in their area. However:
in relation to CIL charged by the Mayor of London, the collecting authority is:
the mayoral development corporation (MDC) where the development is situated in the
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