About the CIL
The Mayoral CIL charging schedule was introduced on 1 April 2012.
The Mayoral CIL 2 charging Schedule was introduced 1 April 2019
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 floor space.
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 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 gross internal area (GIA), for developments where planning permission first permits development prior to 1 April 2019
£25 per square metre of gross internal area (GIA), for developments where planning permission first permits development on or after 1 April 2019
£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 extensions 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.
CIL receipts and expenditure reports
The Council is required to publish an annual report that sets out CIL receipts and expenditure for the past financial year.
Previous financial years
- CIL Financial Report 2016/17
- CIL income by scheme 2016/17
- CIL financial report and income by scheme 2015-16
Section 106 receipts and expenditure reports
Below is the Section 106 Annual Financial Report for 2017/2018, which details the total amount of monies secured and spent:
- Section 106 Annual Financial Report for 2017/2018
- Section 106 income and expenditure by scheme (all years)