Community Infrastructure Levy
What is CIL?
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge that Local Planning Authorities and the Mayor of London can set on new development to help pay for community infrastructure.
It offers transparency, consistency and fairness for all developers and local authorities.
The levy also balances the cost of funding infrastructure and the viability of development.
CIL Rate Review
Submission of Draft Charging Schedule and other documents to the examiner
On 12 August 2021 the Draft Charging Schedule was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate to be examined.
Details of the submitted material and CIL Review Examination can be found on our CIL Review Examination page.
Who will pay CIL
Barnet CIL Charging Schedule, was adopted on 1 May 2013
All planning applications decided on or after that date have been subject to the charge.
Barnet adopts the same Instalments Policy as the Mayoral CIL Charging Schedule, and has made Exceptional Circumstances Relief available. The Regulation 123 List is available, but will be updated by the end of 2020 with the Infrastructure Funding Statement.
Barnet CIL Rates (per sqm)
£135 Residential (C1 - C4, Sui Generis HMOs)*
£135 Retail (A1 - A5)*
£0 All other use classes
*excluding ancillary car parking
The purpose of Barnet's CIL is to secure funding to help address the gap in funding for local infrastructure. The money raised by Barnet's CIL will be used to pay for infrastructure required to mitigate the impact of development across the Borough. The money can be used to fund new or safer road schemes, schools, health and social care facilities, park improvements and leisure centres.
Barnet updated the Planning Obligations SPD in April 2013. The document helps to clarify the site specific or local circumstances when Planning Obligations will be used.
From 1 April 2012, the Mayor of London ("the Mayor") started charging CIL ("Mayoral CIL") on development to help provide £300m towards the cost of delivering the Crossrail project, a strategic priority to support the growth and development in London. From 1 April 2012 to 1 April 2019 all chargeable development in Barnet paid a flat rate of £35 per square metre - *Nil rate for Health and Education uses. The Mayor increased the rate to £60 a square metre for planning permissions granted from 1st April 2019. Please see the Mayor of London’s website for more information.
Annual CIL Rate Summary
We are required by regulation 121C of the Community Infrastructure Regulations 2010 (as amended) to publish an annual report that sets out CIL rates and indexation for the current financial year. All CIL payments are indexed from the year the relevant charging schedule was adopted to the year planning permission is granted, the regulation 121C sets out the applicable rate.
We are required by regulation 121A of the Community Infrastructure Regulations 2010 (as amended) to publish an annual report.
This report sets out the types of infrastructure that the Charging Authority thinks will be or may be funded by CIL and a report about CIL and planning obligations for the past financial year.
Check the latest version:
Information on CIL and Planning Obligations is also contained in the Authorities Monitoring Reports
If you have any questions or queries with regards to the introduction of CIL for your application, please email: CIL@barnet.gov.uk