London Borough of Camden 5 Pancras Square c/o Town Hall, Judd Street London WC1H 9JE
Local authorities can collect a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge it on new developments in their area. It is charged when planning permissions are put in place. It is based on a formula relating to the type and size of development. Affordable housing and development by charities are exempt. The CIL applies to all proposals which add 100sqm of new floorspace or one dwelling or more. Once the CIL has been collected it is used to fund infrastructure. This includes roads and other transport facilities, flood defences, educational facilities, medical facilities, sporting/recreation facilities and open spaces. Both the Mayor of London and Camden have the powers to raise a CIL.