About the Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge collected from new developments, which funds facilities such as:

  • roads and transport
  • education
  • medical
  • sport, recreation and open spaces

The CIL applies to all proposals which add 100m2 of new floorspace or an extra dwelling. This includes bringing vacant building back into use. The amount to pay is the increase in floorspace (m2) multiplied by the rate in the CIL charging schedule.

Camden collects 2 types of Community Infrastructure Levy: the Mayoral CIL and the Camden CIL.

Camden will be adopting a new Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule on 30th October 2020.

Any planning permission granted after this date will be subject to these new rates. The principal changes are that there will be a higher rate of £110 per sqm for offices, research and development and hotel uses in Central London. The existing rates have also been increased slightly in the new schedule for the purposes of clarity to reflect the current levels of indexation applied under the CIL regulations. The new schedule has been subject to an Examination in Public decision to adopt the revised schedule can be viewed here

Enlarged maps of the zones: North West | Central and North | South (PDF)  

CIL Notices:

Community Infrastructure Levy notices issued by Camden

Further information: 

Make a Community Infrastructure Levy payment
Community Infrastructure Levy notices issued by Camden
Contact the Community Infrastructure Levy team

View our CIL and Section 106 annual reports and newsletters here.

Spending the Camden Community Infrastructure Levy

The Camden CIL will be spent as follows:

  • 70 per cent on strategic projects across Camden
  • 25 per cent on local projects
  • 5 per cent on administration costs

Strategic CIL

70 per cent of Camden CIL will be spent on borough-wide infrastructure needed to support growth. Possible projects are detailed in our Strategic Funding list (PDF).

Our Medium Term Financial Strategy sets out the focus of Strategic CIL spending until 2020. It will be on schools and highways works.

Local CIL 

25 per cent of the Camden CIL will be allocated locally by ward councillors. The spending process is guided by Local CIL Priority Lists for each ward. These have been developed by members in consultation with local communities.

If you wish to see some CIL given to a project, contact the ward councillors where the project is based. Ask if they would be willing to sponsor it.  

A proposal to give local CIL must be submitted on the standard form below. This must be sent from the email of a councillor for the ward(s) where the CIL has been collected. This is to show precisely how much funding is proposed to allocate at a given time. It will also avoid the funds being committed to more than one project.

Map of agreed local CIL allocations

Further information:

Local CIL spending criteria (PDF) 
Local CIL available amounts for allocation by ward October 2020 (PDF)
Contact the Community Infrastructure Levy team for information on approved local CIL allocations