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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 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 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

View the Royal Borough of Greenwich CIL charging schedule

Annual CIL rate summary

In accordance with Regulation 121C of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010 (as amended), the Royal Borough of Greenwich as a CIL charging authority, which took effect on 06 April 2015, is issuing this Annual CIL Rate Summary effective from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2021.

This annual CIL rate summary, published in December 2020, contains the rates for CIL liable development across the borough for the calendar year 2021. The rates for 2020 are also included for reference.

View the annual CIL rate summary

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 extensions or annexes, you need to complete one of the following forms:

Exceptional circumstances relief is also available.

CIL Deferral of Payment Requests

The Government has introduced a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) deferral scheme to help individuals and small and medium sized developers that have been affected by COVID-19. The deferral scheme may be applied to CIL payments due between 22 July 2020 and 31 July 2021 inclusive (“the material period”). The government guidance can be found here.

If you meet the requirements set out in the Government guidance and are experiencing financial difficulties because of the effects of coronavirus you may request to have your CIL payment deferred. A deferral request should be made no earlier than 14 days before the payment due date occurs, or as soon as practicable after the payment is due, using the Council’s CIL Deferral Request Form. CIL deferral request forms should be emailed to

CIL Deferral Request Form

CIL and Section 106 receipts and expenditure reports

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations require all local planning authorities that issue a CIL liability notice or enter into section 106 planning obligations during a reporting year to publish an infrastructure funding statement (IFS) at least annually (Community Infrastructure Regulations 2010 (as amended, Regulation 121a)). This report represents the statement for financial year 2019/20 and has to be published on the Council’s website by 31 December 2020 and by 31 December each year thereafter.

Community Infrastructure Levy and S106 financial reports

In addition, it is recommended that local authorities also publish the raw data that informed the infrastructure funding statement. The raw data is made up of:

  • developer agreements
  • developer agreement contributions
  • developer agreement transactions

View the developer contributions data