Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that we can apply to planning applications to raise funds to support growth and development in the city. The levy is set locally and most new development which creates additional floor space of 100 square metres or more, or creates a new dwelling, is potentially liable for the levy.

We've produced an infographic to help explain our CIL process in more detail:

Download CIL process infographic [PDF, 1.5MB]

If a CIL is listed as a requirement in the local validation list, you will need to submit an additional information form with your planning application, so we can calculate if you need to pay CIL. We need to receive the form before we can start dealing with the planning application. Additional information form can be found on the Planning Portal.

Download an additional information form

The applicant isn't always the person responsible for paying CIL, as soon as you know who will be liable you should submit an assumption of liability form. Assumption of liability forms can be found on the Planning Portal.

Download an assumption of liability form

If the development is liable to pay CIL, we send out a liability notice when the planning application is approved. This notice explains how much the developer will be liable to pay. Liability notices are mainly to inform the customer; we never seek payment at this stage.

Before the developer can commence works, they must submit a commencement notice. Once this is received and accepted by us they are clear to commence. Commencement notices can be found on the Planning Portal.

Download a commencement notice

If they're still liable to pay CIL once they commence (they may become exempt if they choose to follow self-build exemption procedure or apply for social housing relief) we issue a demand notice, which is the equivalent of an invoice. A demand notice explains how much needs to be paid, and provides timescales on when this must be paid. We don't issue invoices for CIL payments.


You can use the calculator below to give an estimate of charges, or look at the charging schedule and zone map for information.

Download CIL calculator [Excel, 264KB]

Download CIL charging schedule [PDF, 1.5MB]

Download Zone map [PDF, 4MB]

Index-linking will need to be applied to the calculator result and the charging schedule, which requires you to add an additional 21 per cent to your calculation. Email for advice on calculations.


The charging schedule includes an instalment policy (which only applies if the correct procedure is followed by the developer). We'll send you a demand notice showing when payment is due once we've received a commencement notice from you. You'll not be asked to make your first payment until work has started on the site.

Download Charging Schedule Instalments Policy [PDF, 67KB]

CIL isn't negotiable. If you think we've made a miscalculation there's a process of review and appeal. Email or call 01752 304366 to appeal our decision.

Regulation 123 List

We have to specify what we intend to spend CIL receipts on (known as a Regulation 123 List)

Download Regulation 123 List [PDF 530KB]

Planning obligations cannot be negotiated in respect of items included on the Regulation 123 List. Contributions cannot be sought for items on the list through the Section 106.

Download CIL guidance for developers [PDF, 160KB]

Download CIL guidance for self-build developers [PDF, 348KB]

Download CIL Annual Monitoring Report 2017 to 2018 [PDF, 98KB]