Guide Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

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

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 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. Charging Zone Interactive Map