All new development puts pressure on infrastructure: more traffic, more people using public services such as doctors, schools, parks etc.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced in 2010 to allow local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in their area. Money gained through CIL is used to pay for strategic infrastructure projects.
New development projects of all sizes are liable for CIL contributions (with some exemptions).
CIL is paid to the Local Authority – Cheshire West and Chester, who adopted CIL in 2017 – and used to fund a wide range of infrastructure costs, in the areas of education, transport, public spaces and other facilities.
A small portion of CIL is paid to local communities, eg the Parish Council. The proportion is larger where a Neighbourhood Plan exists. Since Kelsall has such a plan, the Parish Council receives 25% of all CIL contributions from developments in the Parish.
The Parish Council has been receiving CIL contributions since October 2018 and they have been used for example to pay for new lights on the Green. The bulk of the CIL payment arising from the retirement housing & surgery development on Chester Road was donated to the Wellbeing Hub.
Our CIL reports can be found below: