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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments and charging schedule

CIL is charged in pounds per square metre (£ / m²) on the net additional increase in floorspace. You can work out how much you will have to pay using the following CIL rates set out in our charging schedules:

For applications approved between and including 1st January - 31st December 2024 CIL charging schedule 2024 (PDF) [161KB]


CIL instalments policy

Full payment of the levy charge is due within 60 days of the commencement of the chargeable development. However, we may establish an instalments policy for payments as per the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended), Regulation 69B.

Should development be commenced without notification to the Council, failure to assume liability, or prior to approval of the development, then the CIL will fall due, in full, immediately or on the date of deemed commencement in accordance with Regulation 71.   The instalment policy will not apply.

We have applied the following instalment policy in line with Regulation 69B, in respect of developments upon which CIL is liable. These instalment periods and values are not negotiable.

We will send a Demand Notice stating the amounts due and the due dates. You can either wait to be invoiced, pay over the phone by calling 01257 515151 or use our online payments system to make your payment. 

When paying, please ensure you use the Invoice Reference number, or alternatively, the Planning Permission reference if no invoice has yet been received for your CIL liability.  

As per Regulation 72, CIL payments are deemed to have been received by the Council on the day in which it receives the cleared funds.  Therefore, if you are paying by cheque, you must ensure that it is submitted to the Council at least 14 days prior to the date payment is due.

Total CIL liabilityNumber of instalmentsAmount payable and payment period
Less that £10,000


100% payable within 60 days of commencement notice
Between £10,000 and £20,000


1st instalment - 50% within 60 days of commencement

2nd instalment - 50% within 120 days of commencement

Between £20,000 and £40,000


1st instalment - 34% within 60 days of commencement

2nd instalment - 33% within 120 days of commencement

3rd instalment - 33% within 180 days of commencement

More than £40,000


1st instalment - 25% within 60 days of commencement

2nd instalment - 25% within 120 days of commencement

3rd instalment - 25% within 180 days of commencement

4th instalment - 25% within 240 days of commencement

View more information on our CIL instalments policy

View more information on our CIL land and infrastructure payment policy.

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