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Com. Infrastructure Levy


CIL is a levy that Dartford Borough Council charges on developments to ensure facilities and services in the Borough have capacity to keep up with new homes and to enable further sustainable growth.

A portion of the CIL income received (15%) for a development within the Parish or Town Council boundary is paid to the relevant Parish or Town Council to be spent on offsetting the impacts of developments in its area. The Parish/Town Council must report on the portion of CIL received and spent each year ended 31st March. The balance of the CIL income (85%) is under the control and governance of Dartford Borough Council.

How Does CIL affect Wilmington Parish Council?

The Parish Council has a duty to spend CIL income on providing, improving, replacing, operating or maintaining infrastructure that supports the development of the Parish or anything else concerned with the demands that development places on the Parish.

CIL payments are due on the commencement of development

When and how will Wilmington Parish Council receive CIL monies?

CIL payments are paid twice a year normally at the end of April and the end of September


The Parish Council must record CIL receipts and expenditure for each year ended 31st March together with any amounts carried over from the previous year/years.

What if Wilmington Parish Council mis-spends or does not spend its CIL income?

If the Parish Council has not spent CIL in accordance with the CIL Regulations a ‘repayment notice’ for the mis-spent funds will be sent by Dartford Borough Council

If the Parish Council does not spend the CIL money within five years of receipt Dartford Borough Council may send a ‘repayment notice’. Exceptions may be made if the Parish Council can show CIL money has been allocated to a particular project for which funds are being accumulated before spending