The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a fixed rate payment that Councils can charge on new buildings in their area. This is in order to offset the impacts of additional homes and businesses on facilities such as:

  • public transport infrastructure
  • schools
  • open spaces
  • health centres (infrastructure)

CIL also enables sustainable growth.

Section 106 (S106) legal agreements will be used alongside CIL to secure onsite infrastructure and things that are not infrastructure (like affordable housing).

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils adopted CIL charging schedules on 20th and 21st January 2016 respectively. 

We charge CIL on all relevant planning permissions granted and all relevant permitted developments started from 11 April 2016.

Please note that as of the 1st April 2019, pre-application advice for CIL is a charged service. You can find out more information but visiting the Planning pre-application pages on our website.

Developer Contributions (CIL and S106 obligations) are a service of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils. This Privacy Notice explains how we use any personal information we ask you for when we are processing documents and transactions relating to CIL and S106.

We remain available to support developers, communities and infrastructure providers. If you need to contact us please telephone 01449 724563 or email the Infrastructure Team.