The Council is in the process of preparing a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule. CIL is a locally set planning charge which local authorities can choose to implement to raise contributions from new development towards the delivery of necessary supporting infrastructure.

Local authorities are the charging authority for CIL and are responsible for setting CIL charges. Councils that wish to charge the Community Infrastructure Levy must prepare a Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule which sets out the charges per square metre that will apply to new development.

In order to implement CIL the Council must follow a series of steps set out in the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended). A preliminary draft charging schedule is a document which sets out the charging authority's initial proposals for the levy, for public consultation. The authority must take into account the comments it receives when firming up its proposals in the form of the draft charging schedule. This document must then be subject to a further period of statutory consultation before going forward for examination.



The Council consulted on a CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule from 15 May 2017 to Monday 26 June 2017.

Comments were invited on the following documents:

Consultation responses can be viewed here CIL Consultation May 2017.  The Council is considering comments and will make any required amendments to the charging schedule. It is proposed that a Draft Charging Schedule will be published for public consultation in late 2017.


Further information

Consultation on the Council's CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule has now closed, however if you require any further information on the consultation or the next steps relating to the preparation of Welwyn Hatfield's CIL charging schedule please email: