Budget documentation

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) expenditure

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. It is collected by South Gloucestershire Council.

A proportion of this is handed by South Glos Council to the Town Council each year. CIL funds can be spent on:

  • The provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or
  • Anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on it.
  • This can include the development of a Neighbourhood Plan.

Thornbury Town Council are obliged to:

  1. Spend all CIL funds within 5 years of receipt or return them to SGC when requested to do so.
  2. Complete the annual report provided by SGC on CIL receipts, spending, unspent, etc. during the financial year and return to SGC.
  3. Publish the details of the report on our website and within the Parish.
  4. Parish & Town Councils are expected to work with South Glos. Council and neighbouring Parishes to agree spending priorities.


Please click on the files below for the Thornbury Town Council CIL expenditure:

Stacks of coins