Community Infrastructure Levy Bidding


Community Infrastructure Levy Bidding

Rother District Council is the Charging Authority responsible for collecting and administering the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The Council has been collecting these contributions under the CIL since its adoption in Rother on the 4 April 2016. We are pleased to inform you that we are now in a position to begin the first round of allocation of the CIL contributions towards strategic infrastructure projects which support development in Rother District.

The Council will be opening bidding to parish councils only for an eight week period on 24th June 2019, closing on 19th August 2019. Applications made after the closing date will not be considered but may be held for a later review.

The Charging Authority has prepared various documents to assist infrastructure providers in submitting bidding applications such as: pdf icon The Funding Decision Protocol [499kb]; pdf icon Bid Assessment Criteria [424kb] and pdf icon Validation Checklist [385kb]. It is advised that these documents are read in full before considering submitting a bid application.

The successful/unsuccessful applicants for this year's round of bidding will be contacted in September 2019.

The regulation 123 list can be viewed online pdf icon Regulation 123 List [532kb].

Online Bid Pro-Forma

Bidding is possible by using the online bid Pro-Forma, which is available by clicking the link above. There is an opportunity to attach documents at the end of this form.

Please do not hesitate to contact should you have any queries.

The CIL Officer
Town Hall
London Road
TN39 3JX



The Council (Charging Authority) has a duty to ensure that the allocation and spending of CIL is in line with the CIL Regulations 2010 (and subsequent amendments).  The CIL Funding Decision Protocol and accompanying documents are not statutory documents and therefore have not been subject to a statutory consultation. Information requested in this form will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.


Please note that bids for smaller projects may be more appropriately funded through alternative schemes such as the Community Grants Scheme or funded through the neighbourhood portion of the CIL.  As you will be aware, the Council are required to pass a percentage of the total CIL receipts raised in a town/parish council area directly to the town or parish council where the development is taking place. Consequently, bids for schemes which have a total cost of less than £100,000 will not be considered for strategic CIL funding; this is to ensure the funds are reserved for significant strategic infrastructure. There is no minimum bid amount for schemes which have a total value of in excess of £100,000. The strategic CIL can be spent anywhere in the district as long as the infrastructure is necessary to support growth.

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