Community Infrastructure Levy & COVID-19 – Payment Deferrals
Considering the current climate in respect of COVID-19, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government have amended the CIL regulations to allow charging authorities more flexibility in deferring CIL payments.
To be considered for a payment deferral developers will need to provide evidence that:
- They have an annual turnover of less than £45 million and;
- They are experiencing financial difficulties for reasons connected to the effects of coronavirus resulting in difficulty paying the CIL amount due.
To be considered for a payment deferral, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the above information (along with your Liability Notice reference number), no more than 14 days before or as soon as practicable after the date the CIL payment is due.
Please see link below for guidance regarding CIL payment deferrals:
What is Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)?
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that local authorities in England and Wales can require of most types of new development in their area (based on £ per sqm), in order to pay for the infrastructure needed to support development. CIL charges will be based on the size and type of the development proposed.
If you are considering buying land for development and/or submitting a planning application in the District, please be advised that the Council has adopted its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charges, which came into effect on 1 June 2015.
A CIL charge will apply to all relevant applications determined after this date (including those successful on appeal and those where a resolution to grant has been made but a S106 agreement has yet to be finalised), even if they were submitted in advance of this time (note- some applications may not be liable for CIL charges e.g. where the application is a reserved matters for an outline consent granted prior to 1 June 2015). See the Councils CIL Guidance for Applicants and Developers for further information. CIL charges may also apply to Lawful Development Certificates and Permitted Development, depending on the circumstances. There is also a CIL guide for Parish and Town Councils.
Money raised from CIL will be used to help fund infrastructure projects within the District set out on the CIL Infrastructure List.
Cannock Chase Council CIL Charging
Following an independent Examination into the Council’s proposals the Council adopted its CIL Charging Schedule, which charges varying amounts for different types of development in the District. This came into from 1 June 2015. For information about the CIL Charging Schedule and Inspectors Report please refer to the documents below:
Your development proposal may be liable to pay CIL charges (if planning permission is granted) and this will be charged in pounds sterling (£) per square metre of the net additional increase in floorspace of the CIL liable development (unless the Council agrees to a ‘payment in kind’ of land or infrastructure). It will be based on the rates set out in the CIL Charging Schedule and payment will be in accordance with the adopted installment policy.
CIL Guide for landowners and developers
CIL charging schedule 01.06.15
CIL Inspectors Report
CIL Infrastructure List (November 2019)
Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2019 Update
Reg 19(b) Statement_CIL_DCS_Consultation Responses_Summary...
Statement of Representations Procedure CIL
Economic Viability Assessment of affordable housing Sep 2013
CIL non-residential Viability Report 16.09.13
Update_of_Economic Viability Assessment - July 2014
Adams Integra response to Barton Willmore
Infrastructure payments - CIL Notice August 2015
Exceptional Circumstances Relief - CIL Notice August 15
CIL Guide for Parish and Town Councils
Last Updated: 31/07/2020