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

This is set out in the Council's Regulation 123 list (PDF 39KB)


CIL Review

The Council is presently reviewing its CIL Charging Schedule. Further information is available on the Planning Policy Consultations page.


CIL Local Project Funding Bid Application – 5 December 2018 to 1 February 2019

Redbridge has a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which charges developers on most types of new buildings in the Borough. 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.
Each year, the Council allocates 15 per cent of CIL money for local projects. Through this consultation, the Council is asking residents and organisations to submit ideas and suggestions for local infrastructure improvements. 


What we are looking for

The CIL Local Project Fund can be spent on:

a) Provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or

b) Anything else that addresses the demands that development places on an area

If you need to discuss any aspect of your application, please email Pádraig Collins at or call 020 8708 2485  with your enquiry.


Returning your application form

Please complete ALL sections of the form and return all forms to or send to the below freepost address:

CIL Local Project Fund Consultation
London Borough of Redbridge
Lynton House,
Ilford, IG1 1DD


Available Funds

The following table shows the level of funding available for Neighbourhood CIL at both the Regional and Ward level. The regional funds mean that projects forwards without any available funding, or projects that benefit a wider area than a single ward, can still receive funding.


Available Neighbourhood CIL Funding

Regional funding Regions Available funds
a) South £171,552
b) East £68,386
c) West £35,406
d) North £221,016
Ward Funding Wards Available Funds
1) Aldborough £13,752
2) Barkingside £13,325
3) Bridge £10,867
4) Chadwell £5,144
5) Churchfields £11,342
6) Clayhall £4,641
7) Clementswood £1,707
8) Cranbrook £6,490
9) Fairlop £8,679
10) Fullwell £8,565
11) Goodmayes £6,909
12) Hainault £11,615
13) Ilford Town £3,787
14) Loxford £623
15) Mayfield £1,096
16) Monkhams £21,494
17) Newbury £7,403
18) Seven Kings £2,202
19) South Woodford £3,803
20) Valentines £6,996
21) Wanstead Park £6,022
22) Wanstead Village £7,009


Drop in Sessions

We will be hosting three drop in sessions in January 2019 to answer any queries:

  • Wanstead Library – Wednesday 9 January 2019 between 4:30pm to 6pm
  • Gants Hill Library – Monday 14 January 2019 between 4:30pm to 6pm
  • Redbridge Central Library – Tuesday 22 January 2019 between 5pm and 7pm

Our decision

We are aiming to make decisions in Spring 2019.  If you are successful with your application we will notify you via email or telephone. 

Application deadline is Friday 1 February 2019 at 5pm.

CIL project funding application form (PDF 412 KB)


The Redbridge Charge

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 Mayoral CIL

The Mayor of London operates a Mayoral CIL  to help fund Crossrail. The charge is £35/m2 in Redbridge and is updated annually. Any Mayoral CIL will be added to the local Redbridge charge and developers will pay one consolidated amount.


What is CIL liable?

Developments that create new-build floor space with a gross internal floor space (GIA) of 100 square metres or more would be liable to pay both the Mayor’s and Redbridge’s CIL. A development involving the creation of a dwelling and new-build floor space of any size would also be liable to pay both CILs. 

Planning permissions for this type of development, 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 be liable to pay CIL.


Calculating CIL

The CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended) contains the formulas used to calculate the applicable CIL charges for each development that is deemed to be liable.

Where applicable, the CIL charge for liable developments will be calculated at the time planning permission is granted. In rare cases, permitted development (that is a development which does not require planning permission) may be of sufficient scale to be liable to CIL. It is then the responsibility of the developer to serve a Notice of Chargeable Development on the Council before the development is started. The CIL charge is then calculated and applied by us (Redbridge Council) just as though planning permission had been issued.

Notice of Chargeable Development form


What to submit

Developers must provide sufficient information to allow us to determine whether the development is liable to pay CIL and to calculate the charges accurately from the floor areas provided. 

  • the CIL additional information form gives details about existing and proposed floorspace values and the lawful use test and must be submitted with a planning application
  • the assumption of CIL liability form names the party that will be liable to pay the CIL charges and should be submitted with the planning application -  the assumption of liability can be transferred to another party or withdrawn at a later date and so should not be withheld where land ownership is likely to change (this cannot be accepted if works have commenced)
  • if an assumption of liability has been previously completed and the site is sold or someone else wishes to assume to pay the liability, a transfer of assumed liability should be completed and returned (this cannot be accepted if works have commenced)
  • certain development types can apply for relief from the payment of CIL. For more information have a look at the development types that are eligible for relief. All reliefs must be applied to the council and any decision by them on eligibility for relief must be received before the commencement of a development. Applications should, therefore, be made as early as possible once you have planning permission/consent.  

All CIL forms are available from the planning portal.


Exemptions/Relief from the Charge

The Community Infrastructure Levy regulations make a number of provisions for authorities to give relief from the levy. Some types of relief are compulsory; others are offered at the charging authority’s discretion. ‘Community Infrastructure Levy relief’ means any exemption or reduction in liability to pay the levy.

  • mandatory charitable relief
  • discretionary charitable relief
  • mandatory social housing relief
  • discretionary social housing relief
  • self-build exemption (for a whole house)
  • self-build exemption (for a residential annexes or extension)

A collecting authority must satisfy itself that by granting relief or an exemption it is not breaching state aid rules. More information about relief and exemptions and copies of the forms are available on the planning portal website                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Making payment 

The trigger for payment is when work begins, although depending on the amount of the charge, payments may be phased according to our Instalments Policy.

LBR CIL instalments policy (PDF 44 KB)

The person who has assumed liability to pay the CIL must submit a commencement notice confirming the start date to us before the work commences.

We will then send a demand notice detailing how to pay and the timeframes in which to make the payments. 

Monitoring, collection and enforcement of CIL

The CIL payment process is set out in legislation and must be followed. Financial penalties may be applied for failure to do so.  

There are strong enforcement powers and penalties for failure to pay, including stop notices, surcharges, late payment interest and prison terms.


CIL appeals

If a development is liable for the CIL and works have started, payment is mandatory. Appeals are possible, but only on the following grounds that we (Redbridge Council):

  • incorrectly calculated the amount of CIL. (Before making the appeal the developer must first request an internal review by the Council)
  • incorrectly apportioned liability between landowners
  • incorrectly determined Charitable Relief
  • incorrectly determined residential annexes/self-build housing exemption
  • incorrectly applied surcharges
  • deemed the development to have commenced when it did not
  • incorrectly issued a Stop Notice for non-payment

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