Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

CIL is a levy that local authorities can adopt and apply to new developments in their area.  The money generated from CIL will be used to support development by funding infrastructure such as schools and transport. 

CIL is charged on eligible development and is calculated using the size and type of development that will be created.

On the 5th December 2017 it was agreed by Full Council to adopt the Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule and the Regulation 123 List which sets out the elements which will be covered by CIL and Section 106 Agreements.

CIL was implemented on 5th February 2018.  Following this date, any eligible development which is granted planning permission on or after 5th February 2018 will pay CIL (in addition to any developer contribution required by local plan policy known as Section 106 Agreements).  

When CIL will be charged

The following types of development are liable to pay CIL:

  • Any new development that results in the creation of a new dwelling regardless of size (other than flats or apartments)
  • Domestic extensions exceeding 100sqm
  • New development within the category of convenience retail (A1) exceeding 100sqm

How CIL will be calculated

The Council will calculate the amount of CIL payable ("chargeable amount") in respect of a chargeable development in accordance with regulation 40 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010, (as amended).

CIL will be charged on the total net additional floorspace created (measured as a gross internal area).

The formula to calculate the charge is set out below:

CIL charge rate x net chargeable floor area x BCIS Index figure for the year in which permission was granted / BCIS Index Figure for the year of the charging schedule was implemented.

The net chargeable floor area equates to the gross internal floor area of the chargeable development minus the gross internal floor area of any existing buildings that qualify for exemption on the site.

The CIL Rates shall be tied to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, "All in Tender Price Index"; the rate charged will therefore alter depending on the year the planning permission for the chargeable development is first granted.

Before you start your development    

Outline planning permissions granted on or after 5th February 2018 will be liable to pay CIL prior to starting development.  As CIL liability is calculated at Reserved Matters stage there is no need to submit any CIL forms with the outline application.

  1. CIL Form - Planning Application Additional Information Request - The details in this form will enable us to establish whether or not your development is liable for a charge, and if so to calculate it accurately from the floor space areas you provide.
  2. CIL form - Assumption of Liability - This form confirms who is responsible for paying the CIL charge relating to the development. If it is not returned then the charge will default to the registered landowner and additional costs may be applied.
  3. CIL form - Commencement Notice - This form lets us know when your development is going to commence and will form the basis of the date that your CIL payment is due. This form must be returned no later than one day before development commences. If it is not returned a penalty will be added and full payment will be due immediately.     
  4. CIL form - Claiming Exemption or Relief  - If you are claiming relief from payment then you must also return this form prior to the commencement of the development.

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