We are a CIL Charging Authority and have a statutory duty in regard to this. Any paperwork should be emailed to Implementation@huntingdonshire.gov.uk

All payments can be made by Bacs on our Payments page.

What is the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local planning authorities to raise funds from new development. The money raised is used to fund district-wide and local infrastructure projects that benefit local communities as set out in Section 216 (2) of the Planning Act 2008.

The charges are based on the size and type of development and can be viewed in the CIL Charging Schedule [PDF, size unavailable].

Section 106 agreements and planning conditions also continue to be used for local infrastructure requirements on development sites for things such as site-specific local provision of open space, affordable housing, habitat protection and access roads. Section 106 planning obligations are legally binding agreements entered into by persons with an interest in a piece of land (often a developer) secured by a legal agreement or deed. For large scale major developments (200 units or above), further obligations could apply.

The principle is that all eligible developments must pay towards CIL, as well as any site-specific requirement that is secured through Section 106 Agreements. The Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document [PDF, size unavailable] was adopted in December 2011 and sets out our policy for collecting Section 106 obligations.

More information and guidance about CIL is available on the Planning Practice Guidance website.

The Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) is required to be published annually by 31 December.

The IFS, covering the financial year, will include details on how much CIL and S106 developer contributions has been collected, how monies collected have been used to fund infrastructure and how much funding is remaining. It will also provide information on the infrastructure projects or types of infrastructure that the authority intends to fund wholly or partly from CIL.

View the latest Annual Reports.

View the Annual CIL Rate Summary 2020 [PDF, 0.1MB]

Applying for CIL funding

If you are a parish or town council or infrastructure provider you will be invited to submit a request for CIL funding from the 'Strategic Portion' of the CIL funds (approximately 80% of the total monies received) that have been collected by HDC as a CIL Charging Authority.

For the avoidance of doubt, the fund is restricted in its use and, under Regulation 59 (1) and (3) of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended), CIL must be applied by the Charging Authority to:

  • fund the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure to support the development of its area

  • support the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure outside its area where to do so would support the development of its area.

A funding application proforma along with a comprehensive guide to CIL funding have been developed, which can accessed below.

Funding rounds

The first funding round of the 2021/22 financial period is now closed. We are currently considering the applications which were submitted before the closing date. There will be a further opportunity for parish and town councils and infrastructure providers to apply later in the 2021/22 financial year.

If you wish to prepare an application in the meantime, please note that all bids must be submitted on a proforma [DOCX, 75Kb], and accompanied by:

  • business plan

  • project plan, including milestones

  • detailed breakdown of costings, including the information on which these are based, for example quotations

  • plans or drawings of proposals

  • map/plan of project location, including addresses

  • written confirmation of any other sources of funding already secured

  • details of matched funding secured.

View the Guidance [PDF, 0.4MB] [PDF, 0.2MB].