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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is complicated and many people, planning professionals included, can often get their heads in a spin trying to understand the rules, regulations and reasons around it. Homeowners, developers and agents can often be found asking:


  • I got my planning permission and was looking to start the development next week but then I received a CIL Liability Notice in the post out of the blue and have no idea what it is! It says I owe thousands of pounds, and this could bankrupt me. Is there anything that can be done?

  • I’m considering developing some land but want to mitigate the CIL Liability, are there any ways I can do this?

  • I’m helping my client with a planning application but the CIL is quite intricate on this job. Are you able to assist with the CIL while I manage the main application?


The answer to all these questions is – yes. As a planning consultancy, we are familiar with all things development economics – including CIL.


The first stage of any CIL work is to conduct an initial review. There are many intricacies to the Levy, and we want to ensure that our advice is correct and that our proposed strategies best suit your needs.


The first point to note is that if you’ve received a CIL notice that you do not start development, if you have not already done so, as this can reduce the number of strategies which could mitigate or reduce your CIL charge.


If you would like any assistance with CIL, please feel free to get in touch with a member of our team. 

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