CIL process for developers

Payment, payment in kind and instalments

Payment can be made via telephone, cheque, or the online payment system (select 'pay an invoice').

Please see the reverse of your invoice for further details on payment methods.

Instalments policy

To support developers bringing forward new schemes, we, as the CIL charging authority for its area, will permit the payment of CIL through instalments in accordance with the CIL regulations and the instalments policy.

Note on the Community Infrastructure Levy (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020

In light of the Community Infrastructure Levy (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020, Lichfield District Council will be accepting requests for temporary payment deferrals from small to medium sized developers (SMEs) with an annual turnover not exceeding £45 million. Any such SME who is (i) experiencing financial difficulties because of the effects of coronavirus and (ii) having difficulty paying an amount of CIL (whether by instalment or otherwise) which is due (required to be paid) during the period starting on 22 July 2020, and ending on 31 July 2021, may make a request.

If you wish to apply for a payment deferral, please provide the following information to no sooner than 14 days prior to the payment due date, or as soon as practicable after the payment is due;

  • A written request including the planning reference and site address
  • A copy of the Demand Notice
  • Evidence of annual turnover, including the last set of accounts, and management accounts for the current trading year, from an accountant/auditor/director
  • A declaration expressing financial difficulties for reasons connected to the effects of coronavirus resulting in difficulty paying that amount, signed by the director and company finance officer/auditor

For further information, please email our CIL team or view the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Community Infrastructure Levy guidance.

Payment in kind

In order to enable flexibility in delivery and also ensure timely delivery of infrastructure during the local plan strategy period, we have adopted CIL payment in kind policy.

This policy will enable applicants to suggest an alternative approach to the delivery of infrastructure. Applicants accessing the Policy could deliver a required infrastructure item as an alternative to providing a cash contribution.

It should be noted that the Policy includes no commitment for us to accept any proposed alternative delivery option over a CIL charge.