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The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) process

Stage 4: Issue of liability notice (council)

When you receive planning approval for a CIL liable development, or you have submitted a ‘Notice of Chargeable Development’ in relation to schemes that are ‘permitted development’, we will issue you with a liability notice. This will be issued either at the same time, or as soon as possible, following the decision notice.

Where planning permission is granted on appeal, the Liability Notice will be issued as soon as possible following the appeal decision and the receipt of the Assumption of Liability Notice.

The Liability Notice sets out the amount you must pay for CIL for the development.

The Liability Notice will include all relevant floorspace contained in the development, including floorspace that may be eligible for relief or exemption.

A new Liability Notice will be issued at any point that the liability changes. This may be as a result of changes to the liable persons, effects of relief, appeal decisions, surcharges or the loss of instalments.

Interested parties (ie freeholders and leaseholders), where known, will be sent a copy of the liability information.

Once a Liability Notice is issued, the CIL charge will be registered on the Land Charges Register.

Liability is calculated on the gross internal area (GIA) of the buildings. For a definition of GIA and for information on how CIL is calculated, see Calculating CIL charges and making payment.

Appealing against a Liability Notice

If you consider that the amount has been calculated incorrectly, then you can request that we recalculate it. If, following recalculation, you still consider the amount is incorrect you can appeal to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

For more information see CIL appeals.

Last updated 07 July 2023