What is Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)? 

Horsham District Council (HDC) collects CIL from the builders of all new properties. HDC and West Sussex County Council (WSCC) retain the bulk of these funds, but 25% (in our case as Henfield has a Neighbourhood Plan) is passed directly to the Parish Council where the development takes place. This was introduced in 2019 to replace the previous Section 106 system.  The Parish Council is responsible for spending the CIL it receives in line with the CIL regulations to support the development of the area, or any part of that area by funding;

- the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure or;

- anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area

The Parish Council must ensure that this funding is spent within 5 years of receipt. It must also publish an annual report on any CIL received in a financial year by December the following year. The most recent CIL report from Henfield Parish Council and the monthly budget report showing CIL currently held in reserve can be found here.

More information about how CIL is calculated, collected and distributed can be found here.

Making an application for CIL funding

Henfield Parish Council hold a list of potential projects interested in using CIL funding called the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP). If you would like your group or organisation's project to be included on the IDP please refer to the guidance notes and then complete an application form.

For any queries or to return your completed application form, please email office@henfield.gov.uk






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