Posted on 13 Jan 2015

Teignbridge District Council adopts community infrastructure levy

Teignbridge District Council has joined Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Purbeck and Taunton Deane in the South West by adopting a community infrastructure levy (CIL).  Teignbridge's CIL applies to planning permissions granted from 13 October 2014. 

In the usual way, there are differential rates depending on the use and location of the development to be charged.  In relation to retail, the levels are:

  • £0 per square metre in identified town centres; and
  • £150 per square metre elsewhere. 

The 'identified town centres' for the purposes of Teignbridge's CIL correspond to those identified in its current adopted local plan. They include Bovey Tracey, Chudleigh, Dawlish, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth.

In relation to residential, there are five charging zones as follows:

  1. Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton and Kingskerswell: where CIL of £70 per square metre will apply.
  2. Dawlish: where CIL of £85 per square metre will apply.
  3. Plymouth, Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey: where CIL of £125 per square metre will apply.
  4. Southwest Exeter: where CIL of £150 per square metre will apply.
  5. Rural Teignbridge: where CIL of £200 per square metre will apply

As with retail, the charging zones accord with the settlement boundaries in the adopted local plan. All other development, and also affordable housing, is zero rated. 

Teignbridge's 'Regulation 123 list' sets out the infrastructure projects to be funded in whole or in part by CIL. The projects currently include: 

  • Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANGs) as a priority at the Dawlish Coastal Park and the SW Exeter Ridge-top park.
  • other green infrastructure including the Aller Valley Trail County Park and cycle route.
  • new schools for Bovey Tracey, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot and Southwest Exeter.
  • a series of transport infrastructure improvements such as the realignment of the A382 from Newton Abbot Churchills roundabout to Drumbridges roundabout and works to the South Devon Link Road including a road viaduct linking to Kingskerswell Road.
  • sports and recreation hubs.
  • public transport services and interchanges.
  • strategic flood prevention.
  • police services. 

Further information on Teignbridge's CIL including the full charging schedule and accompanying maps showing the charging zones, can be found here.  

For more information please contact David Richardson, Partner and Head of the Planning team on 01392 687540 or, or Crispin Carpenter, Solicitor in the Real Estate team on 01392 687556 or