What is the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)?

Horsham District Council (HDC) collects CIL from the builders of all new properties.  HDC and West Sussex County Council (WSCC) retain the bulk of these funds, but 15% is passed directly to the Parish/Town Council where the development takes place. If the Parish has an agreed Neighbourhood Plan, the amount rises to 25%. In summary, Parish Councils are responsible for:- 

1. Spending the CIL it receives (the neighbourhood portion) in line with the CIL regulations, to support
    the development of your area, or any part of that area by funding:-

      a) the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or 

      b) anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area.

2. Spending the CIL within 5 years of receipt.

It must produce and publish a report on any CIL received in a financial year by the December following that financial year.  The most recent report from Billingshurst Parish Council can be viewed HERE

For full details on how CIL is calculated, collected and distributed, click the link below:-


If your group or organisation would like to make an application for CIL money, please print off and complete the application form HERE and send it addressed to the Parish Clerk either via email: council@billingshurst.gov.uk or by post to Billingshurst Parish Council, Billingshurst Centre, Roman Way, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9QW