Community infrastructure levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that local authorities can set on new development in order to raise funds to help fund the infrastructure, facilities and services – such as schools or transport improvements – which are needed to support new homes and businesses in the areas.

Are you paying the right amount of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)?

Have you planned your development taking into account CIL reliefs and exemptions?

CIL will be a significant part of your development cost.

Make sure you understand how it applies to your site.

Developing a site is an expensive business. Understanding CIL will help you manage your development costs and ensure the project remains viable.

Our CIL Review package is aimed at developers that are obtaining planning permission or thinking of applying for planning permission, in areas where CIL has been adopted. We will guide you
through the CIL process and assess whether or not you can benefit from any exemptions, reliefs or credits.

Our team of planning experts will provide you with details of the documents needed to comply with the CIL regulations.

Community Infrastructure Levy Review

The CIL Review includes:

  • Phasing a development
  • What forms to use and when
  • Assuming liability
  • Correct CIL calculation
  • Vacant Building Credit
  • Reliefs and exemptions
  • Effect on s106 obligations
  • Payment by instalments
  • Impact of other landowners
  • Any relevant clawback on CIL
  • Avoiding surcharges and financial penalties

Our CIL Review gives you the peace of mind that you have explored all the options and are getting the best outcome for your site.

Stephens Scown planning solicitors

Our planning solicitors are independently ranked in Chambers Guide to the Legal profession and have extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of planning including the community infrastructure levy.  Led by partners Chris Tofts and Duncan Tilney the team works with clients across the South West and beyond.

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