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Community Infrastructure Levy Implementation

What is CIL?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (called ‘the levy’ or ‘CIL’) allows local planning authorities to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in their area. The funds raised will go towards infrastructure that is needed to support the growth of the district, such as schools and transport improvements.

CIL is applied as a charge on each square metre of new building, and will be payable by most residential and retail developments in Tandridge. It replaces a number of existing Section 106 contributions. Planning obligations will continue to be used for the provision of affordable housing and site specific requirements.   

Is my application proposal liable for CIL?

Not all development is liable for CIL. Please refer to Guidance Note 1 - is development liable for CIL?

In summary the following types of planning applications are liable:

  • A new dwelling; and
  • All residential and convenience based retail development containing at least 100 square metres of new build (extra floorspace).
  • The conversion of a building to residential or convenience based retail that is no longer in lawful use (see Guidance Note 1).

If you are uncertain whether your proposal is liable for CIL, you should submit a CIL Additional Information Form with your application (see below). We can then work out whether CIL is payable or not.

My planning application is liable for CIL, what do I need to do now? 

See TDC CIL Guidance Note 2 CIL Process for Applicants for details of the CIL process. If the application is liable for CIL the following forms and plans must be submitted with the application:

What Forms of relief are available

The Regulations allow the Council to give relief from paying the CIL in certain circumstances. People who are an ‘owner of a material interest in the relevant land’ can claim relief.  A ‘material interest’ is a freehold interest, or a leasehold interest which expires more than seven years after the date on which planning permission first permits development.  The following forms of relief are available and the following forms must be submitted to claim any relief: 
• Charitable relief
• Social housing relief
• Self build exemption for a whole house
• Self build exemption for a residential annexe or extension

Guidance Notes

Community Infrastructure Levy Funding and Spending Process

Community Infrastructure Levy Funding

CIL Forms

Other information 

Contact information 

CIL Monitoring Officer 01883 732880,