Community Infrastructure Levy
From 6 April 2015, New Forest District Council will be charging the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) on all new residential floorspace in the area. The money will be used to support development by funding infrastructure that the council, local community and neighbourhoods want - for example, new or safer road schemes, park improvements or new community facilities.
The levy is charged in pounds (£) per square metre on new floorspace (measured as Gross Internal Area). The Charging Schedule sets a rate of £80 per sqm for residential development which will apply in all areas of the District. All other uses will be charged at £0.
The amount payable will be index linked from the year CIL was introduced by the Council to the year when planning permission is granted. The index we must use is known as the national All-in Tender Price Index which is published by the Build Cost Information Service (BCIS). This may increase the amount payable from that shown on the charging schedule.
The Council has produced a guide to CIL [469kb] which tells you what you need to do and has links to the forms you need to submit. The Council has also published A guide to the implementation of the Community Infrastructure Levy [601kb] which sets out guidance on CIL in more detail and includes further information about how CIL is calculated, the types of relief available and when you can appeal CIL. Details on the Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Documentation can be found here.
To help you calculate your likely charge the Council has produced a calculator where you can enter the floorspace of your development. If your development is CIL liable the exact charge will be calculated during the application process.
The Council is required to produce an Annual Monitoring Report for CIL each year. The report for 2015/16 can be found here.
If you have any further queries please contact the Policy and Plans Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Planning Admin Team on 023 8028 5345.