Lewes District Council CIL Bidding Summer 2019

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations allow local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects. The purpose is to help fund the provision of infrastructure needed to support development in their area.

The Lewes District Council CIL Charging Schedule has been implemented in the areas of the district that lie outside the South Downs National Park since 1 December 2015. By becoming a Charging Authority, the Council also has the responsibility for ensuring infrastructure is delivered to support the growth in the district.

When we receive money raised from CIL, 5% is allocated to administrative costs and 15% must be passed to Town and Parish Councils (this rises to 25% in areas with an adopted neighbourhood plan). We are inviting for bids for funding from the remaining CIL Income.


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Please see below details of the Swat Analysis which is used to guide the assessment of Bids received. It outlines strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Please use this to guide you in completing the Bidding form.

This consultation has now closed but what is happening next?


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Bids submitted in the District and Community Pots will be reviewed  by the Management Board in September 2019 to make recommendations to the Executive Board.


The Executive Board will meet in September 2019 to review the recommendations made by the Management Board and assess bids received for the funds available in the County Pot.

The recommendation of the Executive Board will be presented to Cabinet on 28th October 2019 who will ultimately decide which infrastructure projects will be awarded CIL funding.


  • Opened
    3 Jun 2019 at 12:00
  • Closed
    15 Jul 2019 at 12:00

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