The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area. The money can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure such as roads, schools and parks that is needed as a result of development.
Before a CIL charge could be introduced, the council would need to produce an evidence base and carry out public consultation on the charges being considered. The proposed levy would also be subject to an independent examination, undertaken by a planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State, to test that introducing a CIL charge would not make development of the area economically unviable.
The council has not yet made a decision on whether to introduce a levy in Wirral. However, a baseline Local Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy Economic Viability Study has been produced.
The Council intends to update the baseline report in early 2018, to inform the preparation of the revised Core Strategy by July 2019.
For further information, or to be kept informed of future progress with CIL, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.