What is CIL

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new levy that local authorities can charge on developments in their area.

The purpose of CIL is to encourage local development and make sure the infrastructure in the region can keep up with new homes and businesses that are built.

CIL is payable on Permitted Development as well as Planning Permission development when the development is commenced.

The relevant legislation is the Community Infrastructure Regulations 2010 (as amended).

CIL is managed through the exchange of statutory notices. 

What is a PIIP

Due to the potential for new CIL income, it can be a good idea for Parish Councils to develop a Parish Infrastructure Investment Plan (PIIP). This is to help identify and prioritise the infrastructure needs of the community and future spending decisions.

PIIPs are optional, non-statutory documents that do not form part of the Babergh Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan and are not a material planning consideration.

Why create a PIIP?

PIIPs can help Parish Councils to:

  • Identify the infrastructure and investment needs within their community. 
  • Provide an evidence base for spending decisions on locally identified priorities.
  • Identify sources of funding and opportunities for matching funding streams to make the most efficient use of income.
  • Assist with external funding bids - providing evidence of local investment needs and priorities.
  • Provide transparency to local communities - explain where local investment is being targeted.
  • Encourage engagement by members of the community who use / will use the facilities and services being delivered.
  • Provide a local perspective to help the district councils gain a better understanding of the communities’ priorities.

Capel St Mary Parish Council PIIP December 2021

What is S106

A Section 106 Agreement contains the terms and conditions relating to the timing of provision of infrastructure and/or the payment of s106 contributions towards infrastructure. 

The council monitors when triggers for payment and spend are likely to be met to make sure we receive and spend contributions in a timely manner.  

Open Space, Recreation, Sport and Community Infrastructure contributions spending continue to be managed through the Communities Team who will be able to advise on other grant funding that may be available to support infrastructure and other projects. 

Our Developer Contributions Database has now launched. This database provides easy access to information about the amount of s106 funds we hold and what types of infrastructure the funding relates to, including details of projects where funds have been used to provide infrastructure across the districts.  

Developer Contributions Database