Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) that is collected is used to fund infrastructure to support development across the Borough. We are using CIL in conjunction with infrastructure providers to deliver improvements Borough wide.

We are permitted to retain an initial 5% of the total CIL for the day to day costs of its administration. 80% of total CIL collected is allocated towards borough wide infrastructure, with the remaining 15% used for more local projects.

The regulations that govern how CIL is spent require that it be used to fund the provision of infrastructure to support the development of the charging authority's area. The definition of infrastructure is broad and includes:

  • roads and other transport infrastructure

  • flood defences

  • schools and other educational facilities

  • medical facilities

  • sporting and recreational facilities

  • open spaces

CIL annual monitoring report 2016/17.

Please note that the application period for both Strategic and Local CIL funds is closed. 

Strategic spending process

The application period for Strategic Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds with Elmbridge Borough Council is now closed.

Within EBC a Strategic Spending Board made up of local Councillors considers the spending proposals that infrastructure providers submit annually. This Board makes recommendations as to which strategic projects should be funded, with the final spending decision confirmed by Cabinet. 

Strategic Allocations 2015/17 are detailed in this link:  Strategic CIL allocations  

The Council's Regulation 123 List sets out the types of strategic infrastructure within the Borough that could be funded through CIL. The main purpose of the list is to provide transparency around what we intend to fund through CIL and those known areas where Section 106 Developer Contributions will continue to be sought. The intention is to ensure that there is no duplication in the use of both CIL and S106 for the same project. Importantly, the list should not be viewed as a spending plan for CIL. No list of this type can be exhaustive and the inclusion of a project or type of infrastructure on the list does not signify a commitment from the Council to fund the listed project or type.

Regulation 123 List

The application period for this round of allocations ran until 28 October 2018. The Strategic Spending Board will be held in February 2019 with the application form available below. For any further information please contact cil@elmbridge.gov.uk

Local spending process

The application period for Local Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds with Elmbridge Borough Council is now closed.

CIL allows the Council to raise funds from some forms of new development to help fund the physical infrastructure needed to mitigate the impacts of new development. The bulk of the money raised goes towards strategic borough wide schemes such as highway schemes, permanent school expansions or flood works. However, as part of the process, the Council also allocates a portion of these funds to be spent locally on smaller infrastructure schemes that are required in the communities where development took place.

The Council has formed settlement area committees known as Local Infrastructure Spending Boards where local Councillors will decide on how these local CIL funds will be allocated. In the case of Claygate, the local proportion of CIL funds will be passed directly to the Parish Council.

The definition of infrastructure is broad and includes:

  • roads and other transport infrastructure

  • flood defences

  • schools and other educational facilities

  • medical facilities

  • sporting and recreational facilities

  • open spaces.

Successful local CIL applications for funding to date have included projects such as capital improvements to state schools to better enable them to meet the needs of an increasing school population, improvements to community facilities, footpath works and countryside access improvements. 

The application period for the latest round of allocations ran until 21 October 2018. Local Spending Boards will be held in Spring 2019 with the application form and guidance available below. For any further information please contact cil@elmbridge.gov.uk

To find out more about the Strategic or Local spending process please call Planning Policy on 01372 474474 or contact us by email.

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