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A Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) helps fund infrastructure that the council, local community and neighbourhoods need - for example, new or safer road schemes, park improvements or a new health centre - by requiring a 'levy' (a charge) from certain types of identified new development based on the floor space to be created.
A council does not have to introduce a CIL. If a council is considering introducing a CIL, one of the first steps is to establish what future infrastructure needs are, identify the extent of any funding gap and to undertake viability work to ensure that the CIL charge does not put new development at risk.
St Helens Council does not currently have plans to introduce a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for St Helens. To find out more information please see the St Helens Borough Local Plan Submission Draft Economic Viability Assessment (December 2018).
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