Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on development to contribute to funding infrastructure. It will help to pay for things such as schools, health facilities and transport improvements, necessary to support new development.

Part of the CIL is also specifically reserved for supporting suitable Neighbourhood Projects.

A range of information and forms that developers and landowners will need to use (including on exemptions, and CIL rates in the adopted Dartford CIL Charging Schedule) is provided here.

New Infrastructure and Development Contributions

Decisions of over the use of Dartford’s CIL monies are informed by Dartford’s Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP). Working with delivery partners (e.g. Kent County Council, the NHS and Environment Agency) to regularly update the IDP, it categories and explains potential infrastructure schemes in the Borough based on their current funding status.

Details of the developer contributions received through both CIL and Section 106 Agreements is now reported on an annual basis through Dartford's Infrastructure Statement which supersedes the previous annual CIL monitoring reports. The Infrastructure Funding Statement also sets out what the developer contributions have been used for and, where they remain unspent, what infrastructure is intended to be delivered using the contributions.

The Dartford Local Plan co-ordinates Borough development and new infrastructure. Further documents on infrastructure planning and local transport by Dartford Council are available in support of the new Local Plan (scroll down to the Infrastructure heading). This includes a Future Infrastructure Statement (webpage document reference INF-3), covering new infrastructure programmes expected to be delivered by other organisations, and plans for wider and longer-term infrastructure needs to support development areas.