Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire


The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge which helps to deliver infrastructure in an area to support local development. West Northamptonshire Local Authorities (Northampton, Daventry and South Northamptonshire) have adopted CIL and North Northamptonshire Councils are still considering whether to adopt this charge.

The Localism Act 2011 amended the CIL regulations to ensure that a 'meaningful proportion' of this charge would be directed to those areas where development occurs. This has resulted in Town and Parish Council's receiving payments which they can decide how it will be spent on local infrastructure.

This workshop will;

  • Inform you what CIL is, what the charging regime is for West Northamptonshire Councils and how the charge is applied and collected
  • Examine exemptions from CIL and what this means for Town and Parish Councils
  • Explain how CIL sits alongside site specific Developer Contributions (s106 agreements)
  • Describe what CIL can be spent on by the 'collecting authority' (Regulation 123 list) and how Town and Parish Councils can spend their payments and explain the difference in payments if you have a Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Explain what the reporting requirements of CIL are for Town and Parish Councils
  • Provide case studies of what CIL payments may represent for different areas with and without a Neighbourhood Plan

The Community Infrastructure Levy is the first time that funding for infrastructure has been made available to third tier councils – It is vitally important to understand the likely scale of this funding and how it can be effectively spent.

Who Should Attend?

Suitable for both Clerks and Councillors

Date & Time

Tuesday 17 October 2017

1.30pm to 4.00pm


Litchborough Village Hall

Manor Farm Close


NN12 8JB

Course Tutor

James Wilson, Director, James Wilson Associates


£42 Members

£84 Non Members

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Last updated: Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:38