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Community Infrastructure Levy

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4. Are there any exemptions from paying CIL?

There is a right of set off against existing buildings that have been in lawful use for six months within the last three years. These buildings must be in existence at the time planning permission is granted.

There is also 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.

To check compliance with the conditions of the exemption we may share personal information with our Revenue teams.

We legally have to abide by the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended). The CIL supporting policies sets out the policies relating to the operation of CIL that are left to our discretion.

Amendments to the CIL regulations were introduced in September 2019. Some of the changes that have been introduced will have an impact on our CIL supporting policies, which are under review.