Guide Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

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2. What types of development will be liable to pay CIL?

In East Devon, only residential and retail developments are liable to pay CIL. Development that creates less than 100sqm of new floorspace is not chargeable. The only exception to this is a new dwelling which is chargeable, whatever the size.

The following types of development outside of Cranbrook will be liable to pay CIL:

  • Residential development of one or more dwellings through new build or conversions even if less than 100sqm;
  • The establishment of other residential floorspace such as house extensions, loft conversions, and other ancillary buildings such as stores, conservatories, garages if over 100sqm (or less than 100sqm if it contributes to the creation of a new dwelling);
  • Annexes capable of occupation independent from the main house (even if less than 100sqm);
  • Retail development over 100sqm outside of Town Centre Shopping Areas. 

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Within Cranbrook, obligations will be secured via Section 106 Agreements with no CIL payable.

CIL is charged at the date of the grant of outline planning permission. As such, if an outline planning permission was granted between 1 Sept 2016 to 31st January 2021 the old CIL Charging Schedule applies and if granted on 1 February 2021 or after, the revised CIL Charging Schedule applies.