Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new levy which local authorities and the Mayor of London can charge on developments to fund infrastructure needed in the local area.
It largely replaces the system whereby developers negotiate infrastructure payments on a project by project basis.
Wandsworth Council CIL
Following independent Examination, the Council approved its CIL Charging Schedule on 11 July 2012 The Council's Charging Schedule indicates the charges for different types of development in Nine Elms (two areas), Roehampton and Wider Wandsworth (the remainder of the Borough). The Charging Schedule came into effect on 1 November 2012 and applies to planning decisions made from that date.
Further information on CIL can be viewed on the Planning Portal website.
Which developments are CIL liable
In general small householder developments are not liable for CIL, whilst development over 100 sq ms (net), or involving the creation of a new dwelling is usually liable. Applicants are required to provide the Council with the information necessary to determine whether a development proposal is liable as part of their application using the Additional Information Requirement form; and if their application is CIL liable they should also ensure that the requirements of the CIL Regulations are followed to avoid having to pay any unnecessary surcharges.
Under the CIL Regulations, in certain circumstances permitted development not requiring a planning permission may also be liable for CIL, this includes permitted development over 100 sq ms and some changes of use. If you are in doubt, please contact us.
In addition to approving the Charging Schedule the Council has agreed:
- A CIL discretionary charitable relief policy
- A CIL instalments policy
- A Regulation 123 list of the things it intends to fund through CIL
The Council has decided not to offer Exceptional Circumstances Relief, but the need for such a policy will be kept under review.
If you have any queries in relation to the Council's Charging Schedule or any other aspect of the Council's CIL, please contact us:
- 020 8871 6309
- 020 8871 7420
- 020 8871 6647
In London, the Mayor can also introduce a CIL. The Mayor's CIL was introduced on 1 April 2012. In Wandsworth the Mayoral CIL is set at £50 per sq m for most types of development. Details of the Mayor's CIL.
The Council is preparing a Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to set out how the Council will implement its planning policies and ensure development proposals provide required affordable housing and fund other improvements to mitigate the impact of development, alongside CIL contributions.
The draft Planning Obligations SPD has been through three rounds of consultation in September/October 2011, July/August 2012 and October/November 2012.
The final version of the SPD is expected to be reported to the full Council for adoption in May 2013.