CIL guidance notes and other information sources

Further information about the East Cambridgeshire CIL can be obtained by e-mailing or writing to the CIL Team, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs CB7 4EE.

The Council have created CIL guidance documents to assist you with the process, these are available below:

The following process leaflet; which will hopefully answer any initial queries you may have regarding the process and what to submit when, has two leaflets, please select the appropriate one from below: 

These guidance documents include guidance on self-build relief and self-build residential annex or extension relief.


The process and format of the forms is prescribed by the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010, and there are surcharges and penalties if these are not strictly followed.  Failure to assume liability before the commencement of development can result in surcharges of between £50 to £500 per landowner who has an interest in the land.  Anyone failing to submit a  Commencement Notice or comply with an Information Notice, can be charged a surcharge up to a maximum of £2500.  Details are set in Part 9 of the Regulations. 


The CIL regulations require the Council to report on CIL collection and spend. The Council publish an Infrastructure Funding Statement annually; showing how much CIL has been collected, the total amount that has been spent,  and the degree to which particular projects have benefitted, please see Delivery of Projects and Reports page