Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced by the government in April 2010. It allows Local Authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in their area. The money can be used to pay for a variety of infrastructure projects that are identified on our Infrastructure List previously known as Regulation 123 List.
The list can be found within our Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement.
An independent examiner has told us that our CIL Charging Schedule provides a suitable basis for charging the levy and therefore South Ribble have now formally approved a Charging Schedule which sets out the rate at which CIL will be charged. The only developments that are potentially subject to the charge are residential (excluding apartments) and most forms of retail development.
When you make a planning application to us it will be necessary to submit additional information to us to allow us to calculate your CIL liability. Further information and all CIL forms are available on the Planning Portal website.
For background information and advice read the document CIL advice for applicants which covers the process and how to calculate the CIL charge. This document should be read in conjunction with the CIL Charging Schedule.
The council also approved an instalments scheme, which you may be eligible for.
Annual CIL Summary
South Ribble Borough Council is a charging authority under the CIL Regulations. Its CIL Charging Schedule took effect on 30 September 2013. The BCIS Index applicable for the year 2013 is 234.
For planning permissions granted in the year 2022, the RICS CIL Index to be applied is 332.
The indexed CIL rates for 2022 within South Ribble are as follows:
CIL rate (£/m2)
Indexed CIL rate 2022 (£/m2)
Dwelling houses (excluding apartments)
Convenience retail (excluding neighbourhood convenience stores)
Retail warehouse, retail parks, and neighbourhood convenience stores
All other uses
Annual Infrastructure Funding Statements
Following the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended) Regulation 121A, it is now a requirement to publish an infrastructure funding statement annually by 31st December on our website.
The infrastructure funding statements are a summary of developer contribution receipts, allocations, expenditure and any unspent or unallocated receipts collected from section 106 agreements and community infrastructure levy (CIL) within the financial year (April - March).
The CIL officer will be working remotely until further notice. If you need to make contact, please email CIL@southribble.gov.uk. Please do not telephone at the current time.
If your development has been impacted by the pandemic and you are experiencing financial difficulties for reasons connected to the effects of Covid-19, please contact us by email at the earliest opportunity to discuss any options that may be available to assist you.