Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

What is CIL spent on?

Infrastructure which can be funded through CIL includes roads and other transport facilities, flood defences, schools and other educational facilities, medical facilities, sporting and recreational facilities, open spaces and community facilities, although this list is not exhaustive.

We work with West Sussex County Council, town and parish councils and other key infrastructure delivery partners to decide spending priorities. Infrastructure considered ‘essential’ for the delivery of development set out in the Local Plan and associated Infrastructure Delivery Plan is prioritised.

Annual reports and Infrastructure Funding Statement

Regulation 121A of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations 2010 (as amended) requires authorities that receive developer contributions to produce an Infrastructure Funding Statement each year.

The Infrastructure Funding Statement replaces the ‘Regulation 123 list’ following an amendment to the CIL regulations in 2019.

The 2019/20 Infrastructure Funding Statement and previous annual CIL reports can be viewed below.

Current spending priorities

Our priorities, and the areas that will be excluded from CIL funding within each category, are listed below and can also be found in the CIL Charging Schedule.

We report how much CIL has been received and what it has been spent on in our Authority Monitoring Report. These reports must be prepared annually by 31 December for the previous financial year . Town and parish councils will also have to produce annual reports of their use of their share of CIL receipts (see below). Any funds which are spent erroneously will have to be returned to Horsham District Council.

Do Parish Councils receive CIL?

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the CIL Regulations, 15% of CIL receipts will be passed directly to the Parish Councils where development has taken place. This is known as the neighbourhood portion.

Parishes that have drawn up a neighbourhood plan and secured the consent of local people will benefit from 25% of the revenues.

Does Section 106 funding still exist?

Yes. Section 106 agreements can still be used for:

  • The provision of affordable housing
  • Mitigation measures that are a result of the development and are on-site or directly adjacent to the site

This is set out in our adopted Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).