Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

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The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that local authorities can set on new developments in their area. Its purpose is to raise funds for infrastructure needs in the area to support growth.

Arun District Council is responsible for collecting and allocating the neighbourhood element to Town & Parish Councils that fall within the Arun District Charging Authority Area. This is the area within the Arun District outside of the South Downs National Park Authority Area.

The legislation which sets out how CIL is spent requires that a portion of the CIL income raised from development, within a charging authority area is paid to the Town & Parish Council where the development has taken place. This is referred to as Neighbourhood CIL.

CIL receipts are to be spent by local councils within five years of receipt and it must be spent on (see Regulation 59C of the CIL Regulations 2010 as amended):

  • providing, replacing, improving, operating or maintaining infrastructure that supports development in the area; or
  • anything else concerned with addressing the demands that development places on the area.

Infrastructure includes:

  • Roads and other transport facilities
  • Flood defences
  • Schools and other education facilities
  • Sporting and recreational facilities (for example upgrades to play equipment)
  • Open spaces
  • Green Infrastructure (may include tree or hedgerow planting)

To find out more about the Community Infrastructure Levy visit the Arun District Council website here

The Parish Council must publish the CIL Annual Monitoring report by 31 December following the reported year.  

The Rustington Parish Council CIL Annual Monitoring Report for the Financial Year 1 April 2022 - 31 March 2023 can be found here

The Rustington Parish Council CIL Annual Monitoring Report for the Financial Year 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022 can be found here

The Rustington Parish Council CIL Annual Monitoring Report for the Financial Year 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 can be found here