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Community infrastructure levy

We have launched a public consultation on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule. The consultation is taking place from 12 October until 9 November 2022.

The CIL is a locally set charge on new development which the council can choose to introduce. The levy is based on the size and type of development and once set, is mandatory to pay and non-negotiable. The funds raised would be distributed by us to provide infrastructure which is required to support new development within the local area.

The proposed CIL rates in the draft Charging Schedule are based on the conclusions of the CIL Viability Assessment Update. Through this consultation, we want your views on the draft Charging Schedule and associated evidence base documents:

There is additional consultation information produced to go with the CIL Charging Schedule consultation, also available for comment:

How to respond

You can comment on the draft Charging Schedule up to 5pm on 9 November 2022 using our online consultation portal.

If you're unable to use the consultation portal, you can ask for a Word version of the consultation response form by emailing

The draft Charging Schedule, all supporting consultation material and evidence base documents are also available to view at the borough’s libraries and our offices:

Brentwood Borough Council
Town Hall
Ingrave Road
CM15 8AY

What happens next?

We, as the CIL charging authority, are required to consult with residents, local communities, businesses and stakeholders on the proposed levy rates. Following the conclusion of this Regulation 16 consultation, we will review consultation representations and amend the draft Charging Schedule and supporting evidence base documents where necessary. The consultation will be followed by an Examination-in-Public of the draft Charging Schedule, to be conducted by an independent examiner, prior to the proposed adoption of the CIL Charging Schedule.

For more information about the draft Charging Schedule or CIL, email or call 01277 312 500.