The Community Infrastructure Levy's charges become due from the commencement date of a chargeable development.

When planning permission is granted, the council will issue a liability notice setting out the amount of the levy and the payment procedure. Once a commencement notice has been received, the council will issue a demand notice. This will detail who is liable for payment and confirm the amount payable, as well as any reliefs or surcharges. It will also specify the date and instalments on which payments are due.

Where the instalment policy does not apply, the chargeable amount must be paid in full within 60 days of the notified or deemed commencement date of the chargeable development.

Please read the Instalments and Exemptions Policy within the charging schedule for details of when payment in instalments is allowed what timescales are applicable.

In light of Covid-19 and the expected economic impact on the development and construction industries, the Council temporarily adopted a revised CIL Instalments Policy between 20 July 2020 and 31 October 2021. Now that the financial effects of the pandemic have eased the Instalments Policy reverts to the original February 2018 version from 1 November 2021.

The revised policy from 1 November 2021 applies to both CIL liable planning applications that are granted permission following the adoption of the revised policy and to existing permissions which have not commenced. Those developments that commenced prior to 1 November 2021 will be required to comply with the instalments policy that was in place at the time that the development commenced, as required by regulations.

Contact: The Planning Admin team

Last updated on 26/07/2022