CIL process for developers

The community infrastructure levy helps local councils deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area.

It is a charge on development, calculated on a £ per square metre (sq.m) basis of  the development. CIL is intended to be used to help fund infrastructure to support the development of an area rather than making an individual planning application acceptable in planning terms, which is the purpose of Section 106 Agreements. CIL does not fully replace Section 106 Agreements. Find out more about the background to CIL and other planning obligations.

The amount of CIL liable is dependent on where the development is located within the district, the type of use proposed, the amount of floor space that is being created and the amount that is being lost i.e. through demolition. The floor area on which CIL is payable is calculated by measuring the gross internal area (or GIA) of a new development. All new build areas, including garages, are included. For information about the CIL rates within your area please download the CIL charging schedule.

If you are considering buying land for development and/or submitting a planning application in Lichfield District, please be advised that a CIL charge will apply to all relevant applications (including those successful on appeal and those where a resolution to grant has been made but a S106 agreement has yet to be finalised). CIL may also apply to lawful development certificates and permitted development, depending on certain circumstances.

This section provides guidance for developers on the community infrastructure levy.