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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Exemptions, relief and paying by instalments

Exemptions

Some types of development are exempt from CIL payments - these include:

  • development proposals which create less than 100 square metres of gross internal floorspace (for example, residential extensions with less than 100 square metres of new floorspace) - with the exception of developments that create one or more dwellings
  • development of buildings people do not normally go in to (for example wind turbines and electricity stations)

Find out more about exemptions on the Planning Portal website

Relief

There are some circumstances where you can claim relief from CIL payment:

  • those building their own homes of have commissioned a home from a contractor (self-build relief)
  • a residential extension or annex built within the grounds of your own home (extension or annex exemption)
  • social housing provided by a local authority, private registered provider and shared ownership or First Home dwellings (social housing relief)
  • development by charities for charitable purposes (charitable relief)
  • exceptional circumstances relief

Download our Exceptional Circumstances Relief Policy

Find out more about relief on the Planning Portal website

Instalments

To be eligible to pay your CIL liability by instalments, you must:

  • submit all the relevant forms to us before commencement of the chargeable development - if you do not, there will be no relief and surcharges may apply
  • make all the necessary payments in line with our CIL Instalment Policy and regulatory requirements

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