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Are you liable for Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge placed on development, such as new homes and extensions to homes according to their floor area. The money generated through the levy will contribute to the funding of infrastructure to support development growth in Cotswold District. 

You will need to pay CIL if you are:

  • creating a new dwelling or residential annex (of any size)
  • increasing the gross floor area by 100 square metres or more
  • creating new retail floor space or extending an existing premises by 100 square metres or more

Exceptions to CIL are:

  • minor development, that is buildings or extensions where the gross internal area of new build is less than 100 metres squared, other than where the development will comprise one or more new dwellings (including annexes) in which case the new dwellings will constitute ‘Chargeable Development’, irrespective of their size
  • development of buildings into which people do not normally go, or into which they go only intermittently for the purpose of inspecting or maintaining fixed plant or machinery
  • if we have evidence to demonstrate that there are viability reasons for not levying a charge on the intended use of development, and these are reflected in its Charging Schedule through the application of a £0m2 rate
  • The development is exempt under Part 6 of the CIL Regulations (as amended)

You will need to make sure you submit the right forms, even if you are exempt from paying CIL.

If you are exempt from paying CIL you will need to submit an exemption form before starting development work.

CIL was adopted in 2018 and applies to all developments meeting the criteria from 1 June 2019.

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