Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that local authorities can set on new development in order to raise funds to help fund infrastructure, facilities and services such as schools.

CIL is charged on:

  • all new non-residential developments over 100 square metres
  • all new dwellings of any size

It is not charged on extensions or other home adaptations.

If your development is liable to pay CIL you should include this in your application. You can find out more about CIL and download the forms to support your application on Planning Portal.

How much you need to pay

Download information on the Community Infrastructure Levy charges 2019 (PDF, 1.1MB).

You can work out the potential charge for your development using our CIL calculator (XLS, 40.7KB)

Section 106 agreements

A Section 106 (S106) is a legal agreement between an applicant seeking planning permission and the local planning authority, to help balance the impact of your new home on the local community and infrastructure.

If your development is liable for S106, this will be decided during the consultation period after you've submitted your application. We will discuss the charges with you and relevant parties. You do not have to submit anything with your application, but you should be aware that S106 may apply.

Section 106 planning obligations in Croydon and their relationship to the Community Infrastructure Levy consultation

We have undertaken a partial review of the planning guidance Section 106 Planning Obligations and their relationship to the Community Infrastructure Levy that we adopted in July 2017.

The guidance describes the approach taken to secure the planning obligations and will assist developers by identifying the contributions required, through the grant of planning permissions for development. Download the guidance on S106 and its relationship to CIL (PDF, 754.7KB).

S106 employment and training guidance

The documents below provide guidance on the council’s monitoring process for employment and training S106 obligations.

  1. Our planning policies will help you find opportunities for development and make successful plans that fit the vision for Croydon.

  2. We recommend discussing your plans with us so your application stands the best chance of getting planning permission.

  3. Developments may be subject to:

    • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charges
    • Section 106 obligations
  4. You can submit your planning application online or send it by post.

  5. Information on how we make a decision to grant or refuse planning permission.

  6. How to appeal a refused application, submit a revised planning application and amend an approved decision.

  7. Information on planning breaches and how we act to prevent them.