In April 2010 a new way of collecting developer contributions to help fund infrastructure projects was introduced. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities to charge a tariff, at a locally set rate, on many types of new development. The money can then be used to pay for a wide range of additional infrastructure that is required as a result of development. This can include transport schemes, green infrastructure, schools and community facilities.
Charging schedules were produced jointly by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council, working together with Norfolk County Council. Each of the district councils is the “Charging Authority” for their area.
Broadland District Council resolved to adopt CIL at its meeting on 9 May 2013 and has been implementing CIL since 1 July 2013. To find out more about the CIL in Broadland click here.
Norwich City Council resolved to adopt CIL at its meeting on 25 June 2013 and has been implementing CIL since 15 July 2013. To find out more about the CIL in Norwich click here.
South Norfolk Council resolved to adopt CIL at its meeting on 24 February 2014 and has been implementing CIL since 1 May 2014. To find out more about the CIL in South Norfolk click here
To find out more about how CIL was adopted in Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk please visit the CIL stages page here.
The Greater Norwich authorities of Broadland District Council (CIL adopted in 2013), Norwich City Council (CIL adopted in 2013) and South Norfolk Council (CIL adopted in 2014), work together with Norfolk County Council to produce a joint local plan (currently under review). CIL contributions from the three collecting authorities (after deductions are taken for neighbourhood CIL and administration) is pooled into the Infrastructure Investment Fund. The fund is reallocated by the Greater Norwich Growth Board (GNGB) to infrastructure projects based on their strategic need. This partnership approach proactively addresses issues that often arise when working within a single authority boundary, instead the pooled CIL is reallocated to the wider Greater Norwich area.
The GNGB report their CIL income and allocations within each AMR click here, in addition they prepare an annual Joint Five-Year Infrastructure Investment Plan which can be accessed click here. This Plan confirms the funding priorities for Education, Green Infrastructure, Transport and Communities (which includes Sports facilities) within the Greater Norwich area.
The GNGB's updated page of the AMR is below