Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of the area. It is a tariff on development which can be charged in order to raise funds to contribute to the delivery of infrastructure such as transport, flood defences, schools, sports and recreation facilities.

Included in the Tamworth Borough Local Plan 2006-2031 (adopted in February 2016) is the Infrastructure Delivery Plan, which sets out a range of strategic and local infrastructure projects which support the Local Plan and also highlights key infrastructure which potentially could be funded in part by CIL.

Draft Charging Schedule

Between October and December 2015 we consulted on a Draft Charging Schedule which sets out the proposed charging rates for different types of development within Tamworth. The proposed rates are considered to strike an appropriate balance between contributing to funding infrastructure and not putting development viability in Tamworth at risk. The Draft Charging Schedule is also accompanied by the policies that we propose to adopt if the Draft Charging Schedule is approved.

Current position

It was intended that, after considering the responses received to the latest consultation, the Draft Charging Schedule would be submitted for examination by an independent inspector. However, in November 2015 the Government announced that an independent group would be appointed to conduct a review of the Community Infrastructure Levy and provide recommendations for improving the current system.

As a result of the review we have delayed submitting the Draft Charging Schedule for examination and will continue to seek appropriate contributions towards infrastructure through the use of s106 agreements.

Related documents

Further information

You can find out more about the Community Infrastructure Levy by visiting the National Planning Practice Guidance website at the address below.

If you have any questions you can email the Planning Policy and Delivery team at or telephone 01827 709311.