Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on development to help fund infrastructure such as transport schemes and schools which is required to help support and accommodate new growth from development.

Developers of most types of new buildings have to contribute money to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Most of this money is spent on borough priorities such as helping to pay for schools, leisure centres, health care facilities, transport, and projects to improve public areas.

15 percent of the CIL money goes into a specific Neighbourhood CIL fund which is for local community infrastructure projects.

Redbridge Council is working with Spacehive to help fund local community projects from the Neighbourhood CIL. The Council will contribute up to £10,000 maximum towards crowdfunding borough wide.

The Redbridge charging schedule applies CIL at a flat rate of £70/m2 across the whole borough. The same rate applies to all types of development. It is calculated on the net increase in gross internal floor area after allowing a credit for any existing floor space which is to be demolished. The charge is updated annually for inflation.

The 2022 Redbridge CIL rate with indexation is £104.22/m2 for planning applications decided in 2022.

The 2023 Redbridge CIL rate with indexation is £111.43/mfor planning applications decided in 2023.


The Mayor of London operates a Mayoral CIL to help fund Crossrail. Further information is available on the Mayor's website.

For planning applications where the decision notice was issued on or before 31 March 2019, the charge for developments in Redbridge is £35/m2 plus an update for inflation (meaning planning applications granted in 2018/19 were charged approximately £49/m2).

The legislation for Mayoral CIL means that it expired at the end of the 2018/19 financial year, and has been replaced by Mayoral CIL 2 (MCIL2). This will contribute towards the funding of Crossrail 2.

Crossrail 2 is a proposed new railway serving London and the wider South East. It connects the National Rail networks in Surrey and Hertfordshire via a new tunnel and stations between Wimbledon, Tottenham Hale and New Southgate, linking in with London Underground, London Overground, Crossrail 1, and national and international rail services.

For planning applications decided after 1 April 2019, the charge for developments in Redbridge is £60/m2 plus indexation.

The 2022 Mayoral CIL with indexation is £60.36/m2 for applications decided in 2022.

The 2023 Mayoral CIL with indexation is £64.55/m2 for applications decided in 2023.

Any Mayoral CIL will be billed for at the same time as the Redbridge CIL and developers will pay one consolidated amount.

In general, the following developments are CIL Liable in Redbridge:

  • Developments with a net GIA of 100m2 and/or more;
  • Developments with creation of new dwelling(s) and a net GIA of any size.

Planning permissions for the above developments, including those subject to planning appeals, or enforcement appeals and permitted development, could potentially be liable to pay CIL. Developments granted permission through a general permitted development order may also liable to pay CIL, in which case a Notice of Chargeable Development form must be submitted .

Step 1

Developers MUST provide sufficient information to allow us to determine whether the development is CIL Liable and to calculate the CIL charges when making the planning application. Please complete and submit the Form 1: CIL Additional Information with the planning application.

Note: For us to calculate the CIL charges, please provide a clear scale bar and indicate the chargeable Gross Internal Area (GIA) on the plan(s) submitted with the planning application. And if you would like to claim the GIA of the existing development, please provide the supporting documents (e.g. copies of leases, business rate/council tax bills and payments) for proving the demolition GIA has been in continuous lawful use for at least six months in the three years prior to the development being permitted.

Step 2

After receiving the Liability Notice and before commencing the development, please complete and submit the following documents to

Note: You are advised to submit the above documents 10 working days before the commencement of development. Failure to submit the required documents may result in additional penalties and surcharges.

Step 3

After a Commencement Notice is received by this council, we will issue a Demand Notice (i.e. invoice) to you for payment. Please follow the instruction as mentioned on the Demand Notice to make the CIL payment.

All CIL forms are available from the planning portal.

You may be able to get relief for the proposed development (part / whole). Please note that all CIL exemption / relief will NOT be automatically granted, and you are required to apply the exemption and relief with the supporting documents submit to

To apply for relief you must:

  • Check which exemption / relief is suitable for the proposed development. For details, please visit planning portal website
  • Complete and submit the required exemption / relief form with the supporting documents and the Form 2: Assumption of Liability. For example, a detailed schedule of proposed GIA is requested for social housing relief

Note: It will usually take us 10 working days for processing simple exemption / relief application. We will issue a decision letter to you when finished. And after receiving the decision letter for the CIL exemption / relief, please submit the Form 6: Commencement Notice (with the planning application reference number and the commencement date DD/MM/YYYY)

All CIL forms are available on the planning portal website.

Discretionary Social Housing Relief

We permit applicants to apply for Discretionary Social Housing Relief (PDF, 66KB)  in accordance with our written policy.

Exceptional Circumstances Relief

We permit applicants to apply for Exceptional Circumstances Relief in accordance with our written policy.

Infrastructure Payment

In accordance with Regulations 73(A), 73(B) and 74 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended), Redbridge Council may accept the CIL payment by way of the provision of one or more items of infrastructure by the person liable to pay CIL. Please see our Infrastructure Payment Policy.

For full details please see the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended) and the Community Infrastructure Levy Guidance.

You can ask us to review the CIL Liability by writing to If you are unhappy with the calculation following this review, you can appeal to the Valuation Office Agency. They can be contacted via email at

Councils are required to publish an Infrastructure Funding Statement on an annual basis. This includes information on CIL and Section 106.