When you submit a planning application where the levy may apply, we will ask you to complete a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) additional information form. This will allow us to assess whether you need to pay a charge, and if so, how much.
An CIL additional information form is required for applications received that include an element of any of the following types of development:
- residential (use class C3/C4);
- extra care (C2) housing;
- purpose-built student accommodation/halls of residence;
- retail (use classes A1/A2/A3/A4/A5);
and where the applications are for:
- full planning permission (including householder applications);
- lawful development certificates, where the development in question commenced or will commence after 18th January 2018 and where the development is more than 100sqm floorspace and/or leads to the creation of a new dwelling (even if less than 100sqm);
- minor Material Amendments;
- modification of S106 agreements;
- prior approval, where the development is more than 100sqm and/or results in the creation of a new dwelling (even if less than 100sqm);
- reserved matters (following an outline planning permission).
Applicants for commercial (B-class) or other forms of development may if they wish submit the CIL additional information form on an optional basis in order to enable confirmation that no charges will apply.
The CIL additional information form is not required for outline applications, or for minerals or waste development.
If you are planning development under a general consent or permitted development rights and it is liable for the levy, you will need to let us know by submitting a notice of chargeable development form before you start work. Failure to submit the form prior to any development will result in an extra charge being applied.
If we decide that your development is liable to pay the levy, there are a number of processes that must be followed by us and by the liable party. Please read our guide to the CIL process for further information.