CIL exemptions, relief and exceptional circumstances

Domestic extensions

In accordance with Regulation 42 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended) residential extensions under 100 square metres are exempt from CIL under the minor development exemption.

In accordance with Regulation 42A of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended) people who extend their own homes are exempt providing the applicant owns a material interest in the house, occupies the main house as their main residence and the extension is an enlargement of the main house and is not going to comprise a new dwelling.

Regulation 42B sets out the procedure for exemptions for residential extensions.

Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet approved on 9 October 2018 that the council ceases applying CIL to domestic extensions.

Domestic extensions policy

Lichfield District Council will not apply the community infrastructure levy charge to domestic extensions.

This policy is effective from 1 January 2019 and applies to any domestic extension application validated on / after 1 January 2019.