Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
About the CIL
The Mayoral CIL charging schedule was introduced on 1 April 2012.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich Regulation 123 list sets out the type of infrastructure that the Council CIL will fund.
The Royal Greenwich CIL Charging Schedule was examined in February 2015. View the examiner's final report.
Where CIL applies
CIL applies to any development that creates a new dwelling or 100 square metres or more of new floorspace.
All planning applications involving the construction of new floor space need to provide the following with their application:
- CIL additional information form
- Floorspace form - to request a form contact the planning policy department at firstname.lastname@example.org
You should submit these forms as part of your planning application.
How CIL is calculated
CIL is calculated at the time planning permission is granted - at this point, a liability notice will be issued confirming how much CIL is payable.
Before development starts, the person who pays CIL must serve both of the following:
The Council will then issue a demand notice for the CIL payment in accordance with its instalments policy. If a commencement notice isn't received, surcharges apply and full payment is due immediately.
Charges for Mayoral CIL
£35 per square metre of net additional floor area.
Charges for Royal Greenwich CIL
In some cases, a permitted development may be of a scale to trigger the liability to CIL. In these cases, it is the responsibility of the developer to serve a notice of chargeable development on the Royal Borough of Greenwich before starting development.
The Council will then calculate and apply the CIL charge as though planning permission had been issued.
Exemptions from CIL
The following types of development are exempt and can get relief from CIL:
- buildings into which people don't normally go or into which they only go to perform maintenance, for example, water pump stations or electrical substations
- affordable housing – claim relief on affordable housing
- development by charities for charitable purposes - claim relief on a development for a charitable purpose
- self-build new homes, residential extensions or annexes
To claim relief on self-build new homes or residential extentions or annexes, you need to complete one of the following forms:
- self-build exemption claim form part 1
- self-build exemption form claim part 2
- self-build residential annex exemption claim
- self-build residential extension exemption claim
Exceptional circumstances relief is also available.