7. Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
If you are applying for permission for more than one dwelling you should be aware that CIL becomes payable as soon as the development commences. You may wish to consider submitting a phasing plan/scheme for consideration so that each dwelling can be treated as a separate phase and CIL only becomes payable when each separate phase starts. This is particularly important if you or a potential purchaser may be considering Custom Build or Self Build
There is a self build exemption process for residential development. If you are considering seeking a self build exemption you must ensure that you have submitted the required forms and received a grant of self build exemption from us before commencing development (which includes groundworks and demolition). If you fail to do this you will not be able to claim the exemption and will have to pay the full CIL amount immediately together with surcharges.
The self build exemption includes a claw back period of 3 years during which time we will share your data with Council Tax to ensure that you are still living in the property and have not sold it or rented it out.
Please follow the link for information regarding the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).