Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Forms 0-9 

Form 0: CIL additional information form

CIL Forms 1-9 may also need to be completed depending on your CIL liability and what stage of the planning process you are at, so please check these below:

Form 1: Assumption of liability

Once an application is granted we will issue a Liability Notice. The Liability Notice will outline the charge due, those parties that we consider to be liable and details of the payment procedure. The liability must be assumed by the applicant or liable party by completing Form 1, and in order to make any claim for an exemption to CIL. It would assist us to produce a correct liability notice if this information is submitted at an early stage in the planning process, A liable party who subsequently wishes to withdraw or transfer their liability must complete either Form 3 or Form 4 (see below). Revised Liability Notices will be issued to reflect any changes in liability.

We may impose a surcharge of £50 per person liable to pay CIL if nobody has assumed liability prior to the start of development.

Form 2: Claiming exemption and/or relief - for charitable relief, social housing relief and/or exceptional circumstances relief only

We have adopted policies for:

These should be read prior to the completion of Form 2.

In order for a development to qualify for any type of relief or an exemption from CIL, we must receive this form, or form 7 (part 1), 8 or 9, as appropriate, prior to the start of development.  Failure to do so will disqualify the development from relief/exemption.

Forms 3 and 4: Withdrawing or transferring assumed liability

If at any point during the application process a liable party should wish to withdraw or transfer their liability, either Form 3: Withdrawal of Assumption of Liability or Form 4: Transfer of Liability, should be completed. Parties may transfer liability to pay at any time up to the day before the date when final payment is due.

Form 5: Notice of chargeable development

This form should be used by landowners wishing to notify us that they intend to start work on a development which does not need planning permission but which may be liable for the levy. A CIL charge may apply to a development which is granted as part of a general permitted development order, local development order, neighbourhood development order and a community right to build order. We may also issue Notices of Chargeable Development where we consider that liable development has occurred.

Form 6: Commencement notice

A commencement notice must be submitted at least one day before a chargeable development is to start. We will then issue a demand notice to all liable parties indicating the amount of CIL due.

A failure to submit a commencement notice will result in a surcharge equal to 20 per cent of the chargeable amount or £2,500, whichever is the lower.  

Forms 7 - 8: Exemptions for self build

These forms must be completed if you wish to claim an exemption for a self-build development.  Please complete Forms 7 (parts 1 and 2) if you wish to claim an exemption for building a new dwelling.  Please complete Form 8 if you wish to claim an exemption for building a residential annex. Please note that in order to qualify for a self-build exemption your development must meet certain criteria. This can be found on the Planning Practice Guidance website.

If you wish to claim for an exemption, you should seek agreement with us before starting work on site, as in most cases, an exemption cannot be granted after development has begun.

Form 9 - Household extensions

Please fill in Form 9 if you wish to claim an exemption for building an extension to your home prior to the start of the works.

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