The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tax that local authorities charge on most new developments in their area.

As a result of the referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan that took place in September 2021, and the plan being adopted by RDC in October 2021 all developments which receive Planning Permission after October 2021 will qualify for 25% CIL. Applications received before that date receive 15%. Rother District Council receive the remaining 75% or 85% (strategic CIL). This funding is used to support infrastructure improvements, including social infrastructure, which the local community will benefit from. This gives the Town Council more influence for locally popular projects if it is able to fund them using Local CIL money. As no other bodies, e.g. the County Council, receive CIL money, they could approach the Town Council to fund local improvements, such as an additional pavement or a pedestrian crossing.

Battle Town Council developed a CIL Policy for prioritising projects and allocating Local CIL funds. There are already infrastructure projects within the Council’s published plans currently the replacement of the pavilion at the Recreation Ground and improvements to footpaths. The BCPNP includes an extensive list of community aspirations, including: to monitor for adequate recreational facilities; the reduction of traffic through Battle to decrease pollution and congestion; and to improve public transport. These projects could be delivered with assistance from the CIL funding.

The Council Plan, the CIP Policy and the Standing Committees’ Action Plans can be found on the Council’s website. The community aspirations are detailed in Section 7 of the BCPNP Submission Plan visit

Call for Need – Your Recommendations:

The Council is now asking residents of Battle Civil Parish to put forward any additional ideas of how they think the Local CIL money could be best spent to serve the community.

Battle Town Council will consider all suggestions that are feasible, are popular within the community and that it believes will benefit residents within the Parish.

If you would like to make a recommendation, please fill in the form below. Residents are able to make as many recommendations as they would like – if you are using the form below, please continue on a separate sheet if necessary.

Residents recommendations for CIL projects

Please fill in your recommendations for projects that you would like to see undertaken using the funds received from the Community Infrastructure Levy


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