Greenwich

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

About the CIL

The Mayoral CIL charging schedule was introduced on 1 April 2012.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich CIL charging schedule was introduced on 6 April 2015 and adopted on 25 March 2015.

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:

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 installments 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

View the Royal Borough of Greenwich CIL charging schedule

Permitted development

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.

Download the notice of chargeable development form

Exemptions from CIL

The following types of development are exempt and can get relief from CIL:

To claim relief on self-build new homes or residential extentions or annexes, you need to complete one of the following forms:

Exceptional circumstances relief is also available.

Contact Planning Policy

Planning Policy,
Royal Borough of Greenwich,
Fifth floor, The Woolwich Centre,
35 Wellington Street,
Woolwich SE18 6HQ

020 8921 6235/3673