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Community Infrastructure Levy processes, relief and exemptions

There are various forms of relief or exemptions from CIL that can be applied for. Please be aware that the only automatic exemption / relief is "minor development exemption". All other types of relief and exemption must be applied for, and granted, prior to commencement.

View more information on Icon for pdf CIL processes and procedures [633.66KB].

CIL appeals and exemptions forms can be downloaded from the planning portal website.

 

Minor development 

Minor development with a gross internal area (GIA) or less than 100 sqm - measured on all accessible floors, is generally automatically exempt from the levy. However, where minor development will result in a whole new dwelling (including annexes) via conversion or new build, it is liable for the levy regardless of size.

The regulations also have the following exemption and relief categories:

  • mandatory charitable relief
  • mandatory social housing relief
  • self build exemption - (whole new dwelling / extension / annexe)
  • phase credits 

Apply for relief or exemption from CIL

 

Discretionary relief

Subject to a regulatory procedure, each charging authority is granted the authority to determine whether they will offer discretionary relief from CIL.

Discretionary relief is not offered by us and is therefore not available to be requested. Any such requests will not be considered.

View more information on CIL relief and exemptions on the planning portal website.

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