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Community Infrastructure Levy: advice note for culture, arts & planning professionals

ACE have circulated more information about their guidance on CIL. The Community Infrastructure Levy allows local authorities to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area. The money can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure that is needed as a result of development. This includes infrastructure for the arts and culture. 

 Successful communities are ones where people want to live, visit and work – and to achieve this they need a healthy and flourishing cultural life that is accessible to all.  Local authorities and the arts and cultural sector need to work with communities to understand their aspirations for art and culture, and to work with developers to make use of the Levy to realise these ambitions.  To support this, Arts Council England has produced The Community Infrastructure Levy: advice note for culture, arts and planning professionals

 The advice note explains the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which allows local authorities to raise funds towards infrastructure needed to support the development of their areas. A large number of local authorities are intending to use CIL, and are developing draft charging schedules.  These justify the level of the Levy, and also the categories of infrastructure that funds collected will be spent on. This note explains how the needs for cultural and arts infrastructure in association with new development can be established and fed into the CIL process. It helps planning, culture and arts professionals involved with development of the Levy understand how to best exploit it in order to ensure that the arts and culture can be part of everybody’s lives.