The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area.
Most new development which creates net additional floor space of 100 square metres or more, or creates a new dwelling, is potentially liable for the levy.
The South Downs National Park Authority is required to pass 15% of CIL funds raised from developments in Lewes directly to Lewes Town Council. This rises to 25% with an adopted neighbourhood development plan.
The Friends of Lewes has compiled a list for Lewes Town Council to consider prior to their receiving any CIL money for use on infrastructure projects.
Friends of Lewes paper: Possible Infrastructure Projects in Lewes, July 2017 [pdf 16kb]