CIL charges are based on simple formulae which relate to the size and character of the development paying it. CIL applies to the net increase in gross internal floor area (GIA) after allowing for any demolition, and is payable on most developments over 100sqm or where a new dwelling is created.
CIL rates will be clearly set out in a charging schedule and may vary by area and use. Under the CIL regime, all but the very smallest developments will contribute towards coping with the extra pressure put on services.
In order for the council to be able to calculate the charge, applicants must provide information about the GIA of buildings before and after development, when they submit their planning application, or the application will be invalid.
If CIL applies, the council will calculate the amount and show this on a Liability Notice which will be issued along with the Decision Notice.