Building new homes and business premises attracts more people to an area, to live and work, with an impact on local services and facilities. Local planning authorities expect developers to help pay towards improving or increasing facilities to meet the higher demand that their development brings.
In the past Planning Obligations have been used to define what developers should fund.
In April 2015, the Government replaced these Planning Obligations with the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). This is a new tariff based way of making sure developments contribute to local ‘infrastructure’ needed to support growth and help deliver key priorities.
A Friends of Lewes paper explains the Community Infrastructure Levy as it applies in our area.