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Guide Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

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1. What is CIL?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which can be applied to new development in East Devon.  

Most new development which creates net additional floor space of 100 square metres or more, or creates a new dwelling, is potentially liable to pay CIL. However, some developments may be able to claim relief or exemption from paying, such as residential annexes and extensions, ‘self-build’ dwellings, social housing, and charitable development.

The rate of CIL is set in a charging schedule, and the amount to pay is calculated per square metre of net additional floor space. The money collected from CIL is used to help deliver infrastructure to support development in East Devon.

Further information is available on paying CIL in East Devon.