Community Infrastructure Levy - Guide

Eligible developments that receive planning permission from 1 February 2018 will be charged in accordance with the rates set out in the Charging Schedule. The amount payable is calculated when planning permission is granted. You can assess your potential liability using our CIL User Guide and CIL Calculator which incorporates our current Charging Schedule . Even though your proposal may not be liable to the Levy a form is likely to be required to be completed. Further information and forms can be found on the planning portal.

Should you require further information on our policies in respect of the Community Infrastructure Levy(CIL) this is available on our CIL policy page.

Forms & Process

The process of determining if a development is liable for CIL is in five stages:

Stage 1:

For development that is likely to be CIL liable, in accordance with the Charging Schedule, the CIL Additional Information Requirement Form should be submitted with the planning application. The CIL Planning Application Additional Information Requirement Guidance will help you to complete this form.

In most cases the form will contain sufficient information for the council to calculate the CIL liability. However, further information may be required for large or complex applications.

Stage 2:

Once the planning permission has been issued the council will issue you with a Liability Notice which will detail how much CIL is payable. Details of how this is calculated are available in the CIL User Guide and by using our on-line CIL calculator.

Stage 3:

Prior to the commencement of the CIL liable development Form 1: Assumption of Liability should be submitted. In instances where planning permission is not required including Prior Approval Form 5: Notice of chargeable development should be submitted.

If you consider that the development should be offered relief from paying CIL Form 2: Claiming exemption or relief should be submitted.

Exemptions also exist for:

Please see our Exemptions Policy for further information.

Stage 4:

After Liability has been assumed for the development but before the commencement of the CIL liable development you must submit Form 6: Commencement Notice If there are any changes of circumstances regarding the assumption of liability Form 3: Withdrawal of Assumption of Liability or Form 4: Transfer of Assumed Liability will need to be submitted before the final payment of CIL is due.

Stage 5:

On the receipt of a valid Form 6: Commencement Notice we will issue a Demand Notice to the person that has assumed liability to pay CIL. Payments are not subject to VAT.

If no-one has assumed liability to pay CIL before the Demand Notice is issued the liability defaults to the owner(s) of the land. The Demand Notice will set out the details of the amount of CIL payable, payment options and due dates.

If the process is not followed correctly surcharges will be imposed.

Contact Details:

If you have any questions please contact the Planning Agreements Officer at

Last updated on 05/06/2018

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