Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

 The District Council approved an amended Regulation 123 list at Full Council on 21 February 2017. This supercedes the previously published Regulation 123 list.

The amended Regulation 123 list can be downloaded below:

Regulation 123 List

Examination of the Draft Charging Schedule took place on the 28th January 2016 with a Report received from The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on the 24th February 2016.  The Report concluded that, subject to certain recommended modifications, the Draft CIL Charging Schedule provides an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in Lichfield District. 

The Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule was adopted at Full Council on Tuesday 19th April 2016. The CIL Charging Schedule came into effect on 13th June 2016.  The CIL Notice of Adoption can be viewed here.

If you are considering buying land for development and/or submitting a planning application in the District, please be advised that the Council adopted its CIL on 19th April 2016 and commenced charging on 13th June 2016. A CIL charge will apply to all relevant applications determined on or after this date (including those successful on appeal and those where a resolution to grant has been made but a S106 agreement has yet to be finalised), even if they were submitted in advance of this time. CIL may also apply to Lawful Development Certificates and Permitted Development, depending on certain circumstances.

What is the Community Infrastructure Levy?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended) and based on a £ per sqm charge.

How is CIL calculated?

The floor area on which CIL is payable is calculated by measuring the gross internal area (or GIA) of a new development. All new build areas, including garages, are included.

The amount of CIL liable is also dependent on where the development is located within the District, the type of use proposed, the amount of floorspace that is being created and the amount that is being lost i.e. through demolition. For information about the CIL rates within your area please refer to the CIL Charging Schedule below.

What does CIL Fund?

Regulation 123 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations provides for charging authorities to set out a list of those projects or types of infrastructure that it intends to fund through the levy.

Further Information

More information on the CIL process can be found here.

A useful short guide to CIL, which includes a number of examples and a frequently asked questions section, can be found below.

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