Shropshire Council

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on new development to help fund supporting infrastructure across Shropshire. CIL was introduced within the National CIL Regulations, which are available to view at:

We were one of the first authorities to introduce a CIL Charging Schedule. The Schedule came into effect on the 1 January 2012 and applies to all eligible development approved after this date.

The rates within the schedule were informed by an economic viability assessment and consultation with both the general public and the development industry. The Schedule was also subject to examination by an independent inspector from the Planning Inspectorate.

Within Shropshire, CIL applies to all development that involves:

  • The formation of one or more new dwellings, (including holiday lets), either through conversion or new build, regardless of size (unless it is ‘affordable housing’)*; or
  • The establishment of new residential floorspace (including extensions and replacements) of 100sqm or above.

The 100sqm threshold relates to residential extensions or annexes only. New dwellings (including holiday lets) are liable regardless of their size.

* The Council’s definition of “affordable housing” is contained in Appendix G of the Type and Affordability of Housing Supplementary Planning Document (March 2011).

Developments involving listed buildings are liable for CIL if a new dwelling(s) is formed or an extension/annex of more than 100sqm is created.


Please note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they comply with the National CIL Regulations, including understanding how the CIL regulations apply to a specific development proposal and submitting all relevant information. We can only make an assessment of a CIL liability based on the information provided.

Use the links on this page to find out more.

For any CIL enquiries, please contact the CIL team at:


Post to: Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate
Shropshire SY2 6ND