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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on certain types of development in Waverley. The money we collect is then used to fund the infrastructure in our borough which is needed to support new development.

We adopted our CIL Charging Schedule on 31 October 2018 and it was implemented from 1 March 2019.

The CIL charge varies for different types of development. For residential development, CIL is charged on new floorspace of 100 sqm or more and new dwellings of any size.

We will calculate your CIL charge once you have received your planning permission and then we will send you a liability notice to tell you how much it is. If you want to get an idea of how much it might cost before you submit your planning application, you can use our CIL Calculator.

This table summarises our indexed CIL rates for 2020. To find out which Zone you are in, search your address on our Planning Maps.



CIL Charging Schedule Rate (per sq. m)

Indexed 2021 CIL Rate (per sq. m)

Residential dwellings – schemes of more than 10 units

Zone A



Zone B



Residential dwellings – schemes of 10 or less

Zone A



Zone B



All uses at Dunsfold Aerodrome Strategic Site

Zone C



Older person housing (retirement and supported living) with affordable housing

Zone A



Zone B



Older person housing (retirement and supported living) without affordable housing

Zone A



Zone B



Small Convenience Store








Town Centre Retail (other than convenience)




Out of Centre Retail (other than convenience)




All other uses




For more information about charges, please see the CIL Charging Schedule and the Annual CIL Rate Summary 2021.

We do not offer discretionary CIL relief. However, the following types of development may receive some or full relief from the CIL, if eligible:

  • social housing relief
  • charitable relief
  • self build exemption (whole house) - part 1 & part 2
  • residential annex exemption
  • residential extension exemption

We don't automatically apply any relief or exemption and you must make an application using the relevant forms and by submitting supporting information and/or evidence. In all the above cases there are particular criteria to be met for a relief or exemption to be granted.

CIL exemptions and relief forms

If you are granted an exemption, we strongly advise you to read the Planning Portal and the National Planning Practice Guidance to ensure your exemption is not lost because of disqualifying events.

You will need to submit a CIL Additional Information Requirement Form (Form 1) with your application.

Read the Planning Application - Additional Information Requirements Guidance before filling in the form.

If your development does not require planning permission or is permitted under a 'general consent' such as permitted development or prior approval you must submit a CIL Form 5: Notice of Chargeable Development to the Council before you commence development.

If your development is CIL liable and you haven’t already, you will need to complete a CIL Form 2: Assumption of Liability. You should also complete any forms for exemptions you wish you apply for. These forms can be found on the Planning Portal.

Once we’ve received your CIL Form 2, we’ll send you a liability notice which tells you what the CIL charge will be for your development.

Regardless of a relief or exemption, you must submit a Form 6: Commencement Notice before the development commences. The only exception to this is if residential extension exemption is granted for the whole chargeable development.

We will send acknowledgement letters for all CIL forms (2-14) submitted.  Please do not start work (including demolition/site preparation) until you have received all relevant acknowledgements. Please provide an email address as this will speed up the process.

Appeals can be lodged against some aspects of the CIL charge. The different types of appeal are set out in this table published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Request a review

If you disagree with our liability notice, you may first request a review under Section 113 of the CIL Regulations.

To do this, a request must be made in writing within 28 days of liability notice being issued.

You need to write a letter explaining why you consider the liability notice to be incorrect (including supporting evidence) and submit it with the title 'Request for CIL Regulation 113 Review':

  • by email to:
  • or by post to: CIL, Planning Policy, Waverley Borough Council, The Burys, Godalming, GU7 1HR

We will notify you of the decision of the review within 14 days of receiving your request. However, where development is commenced before you receive notification of the decision, the review will lapse and the original amount will become due for payment as set out in the Demand Notice.


If this does not resolve the issue, you may then appeal under section 114, 115 or 116 of the CIL regulations to the Valuation Office Agency.

It is also possible to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate against a surcharge or enforcement action taken by us in relation to the non-payment of CIL.

Please read the details in your demand notice for information on how to pay us. If you have a payment query, please email

Our developer contributions database will show the money collected through CIL and how the money will be spent. You can also view S106 contributions on the site.

Developer contributions database

We did not collect any CIL receipts during the financial year 2018-2019.  This is because we implemented CIL on 1 March 2019.

In line with the CIL Regulations, we will publish an Infrastructure Funding Statement by 31 December 2020.

Town and Parish Councils must also prepare a CIL report, for any financial year in which they receive CIL receipts.

We did not collect any CIL receipts during the financial year 2018-2019.  This is because we implemented CIL on 1 March 2019.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2019 came into force on 1 September 2019. Under these regulations, Infrastructure Funding Statements (IFS) will replace CIL Regulation 123 Lists as the mechanism through which projects are identified for CIL funding.

The IFS will be published annually, and provide a summary of all financial and non-financial developer contributions relating to S106s and CIL within Waverley. It will include a statement of infrastructure projects that Waverley Borough Council intends to be, or may be, wholly or partly funded by CIL.

2019/20 Infrastructure Funding Statement

Town and Parish Councils must also prepare a CIL report, for any financial year in which they receive CIL receipts.

Visit our page on bidding for CIL money.

We undertook two consultations on the proposed CIL charges:

We submitted the CIL Draft Charging Schedule to the Planning Inspectorate for examination on 11 May 2018. Mr Philip Staddon BSc, Dip, MBA, MRTPI conducted the Examination Hearing on 17 July 2018.

We received the Inspector's Report on 1 October 2018. It recommended that Waverley's CIL Charging Schedule should be approved.

The CIL Charging Schedule and associated policies were adopted on 31 October 2018 at a meeting of the full Council. The Charging Schedule came into effect on 1 March 2019.