Lewes District Council Community Infrastructure Levy Second Window for Bidding

Consultation picThe 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.

available at august 2018

This consultation has now closed but what is happening next?

timeline 2nd round

Bids submitted in the District and Community Pots will be reviewed  by the Management Board on 19th November 2018 to make recommendations to the Executive Board.

The Executive Board will meet on 11th December 2018 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 11th February 2019 who will ultimately decide which infrastructure projects will be awarded CIL funding.


  • Opened
    10 Sep 2018 at 01:00
  • Closed
    22 Oct 2018 at 23:59

Consultation Documents