Planning obligations

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

We are in the process of preparing a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule. This is a locally set planning charge to raise contributions from new development towards the delivery of necessary supporting infrastructure.

We held a consultation on the Preliminary CIL Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS) in 2017. This informed Draft Charging Schedule (DCS, which following amendments to the CIL regulations (2010) in 2019 is now the first and only statutory stage of consultation required.

Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule September 2020

The consultation on the DCS sets out the type of development which will be liable for CIL and the proposed charging rates.

The DCS Consultation Document explains Welwyn Hatfield's (Charging Authority) Draft Charging Schedule proposals for the levy and instalments policy, which were approved for publication for public consultation by the Council's Cabinet and Planning and Parking Panel and Cabinet on the 30 July 2020 and 6 August respectively. 

View consultation document

The CIL DCS is informed by the following documents:

Welwyn Hatfield CIL Viability Report 20 July 2020

Strategic Sites Testing Update December 2016

Draft Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2017

If you require any further information on the consultation or the next steps relating to the preparation of Welwyn Hatfield's CIL charging schedule please email:

Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document

View the Supplementary Planning Document