Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tool for local authorities to help deliver infrastructure to support development as set out under The Planning Act 2008 and The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended).

The money raised from the CIL will be used to fund a variety of infrastructure in the City. This includes strategic transport schemes, flood defences and open space. A portion of the funds will also be allocated for each ward to spend on infrastructure within that ward. This neighbourhood portion is determined on a percentage of the CIL receipts received for CIL liable development that has taken place within that ward.

The following process was undertaken to approve the CIL in Southampton:

More information and guidance about the CIL is contained within Planning Practice Guidance.

If you have any further questions please contact the CIL Officer on