Guide Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

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6. Payment of CIL

Please note that the Council approved a revised Charging Schedule on Wednesday 21 October 2020.  Please also note that we will begin charging the amended rates in this Charging Schedule on all decisions made from Monday 1 February 2021. We will update these web pages in due course but if you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us. 

Annual CIL Rate Summary for 2020

Payment of CIL

If the CIL process is correctly followed, the first payment is due within 60 days of works commencing. Payments by instalments may be made in accordance with our revised instalment policy which took effect on Monday 23 September 2019. To take advantage of this instalment policy you must have submitted an Assumption of Liability Form and a valid CIL Commencement Notice to the planning department prior to commencement of the development. Failure to do this, or failure to make a payment, will result in the full CIL amount being payable and payment of with the possibility of further surcharges and late payment fees can be applied. Surcharges

On or just after commencement of the works, the Council will issue a Demand Notice which will set out the amount, due by date and how and when to make telephone or BACS payments.

Note: If you are experiencing real financial difficulties in paying a forthcoming CIL payment due for reasons connected to the effects of Corona virus, you may be able to be granted a Deferred Payment between 22nd July 2020 – 31st July 2021 due to the introduction of new government legislation.


The council may accept the provision of infrastructure and/or land transfer to pay all or part of the CIL liability, known as 'payment in kind'. If an applicant wishes to pay CIL in this way, they should discuss this with the relevant planning team at the earliest opportunity, preferably as part of pre-application discussions. Further detail is contained in the Payment in Kind policy.