Community Infrastructure Levy

What is the Community Infrastructure Levy?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy which the Council may charge on new developments in the District.

The money raised will help the Council pay for infrastructure such as schools, transport, parks, open spaces and other community facilities required to support new housing and economic development in the District.

CIL Approval

The Bradford District Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule was formally approved by Full Council on 21 March 2017. The CIL charges will take effect on 1 July 2017 for new applications submitted from this date, together with any pending applications that have not been determined by 1 July 2017.

The following documents are relevant to the approved Charging Schedule:-

Key stages

The following stages have taken place on the CIL:

  • Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule – July to September 2015
  • Draft Charging Schedule - December 2015 to February 2016
  • Submission - May 2016
  • Examination - May to December 2016

Publications and details of the consultations can be accessed using the links at the bottom of this page

Examiner's report

Following the CIL examination, the Council has received the Report on the Examination of the Draft CIL Charging Schedule for the Bradford District. This report recommends that the Bradford CIL charging schedule can be adopted, subject to two modifications to meet the statutory requirements.

How can I find out more?

If you have any questions please contact the Development Plans team on 01274 433679 or email

The Planning Advisory Service website provides further useful information on CIL.


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