Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

What is the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities can charge on development in their area. CIL income can be used to contribute towards the funding of infrastructure needed to support new development.

Planning applications determined on or after 1 March 2019 may be liable to pay CIL, in accordance with the Waverley CIL Charging Schedule.

Is permitted development/prior approval CIL liable?  

From 1 March 2019, if a development is permitted under a general consent you must submit a CIL Form 5: Notice of Chargeable Development to the Council before you commence development. A general consent means a development order made under section 59 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, it includes prior approvals and permitted development.

The only exception to this requirement is where the development is less than 100 square metres of net additional floorspace and no new dwelling is created, or if the CIL rate for the use is £0 per sq. m in the Waverley Borough CIL Charging Schedule.

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