What is the levy?
The Community Infrastructure Levy provides a fair and transparent means for ensuring that development contributes to the cost of infrastructure required to support development. Arrangements for the use of levy funds are detailed on the LDF Implementation Plan webpages, accessed from the link on this page. Current arrangements may change in April 2012 as a result of the government's proposed changes.
Liable planning applications
The Community Infrastructure Levy came into effect in Shropshire on 1 January 2012. The following types of planning applications are liable for CIL:
- applications for the creation of a new dwelling (unless it is an "affordable dwelling") and
- residential extensions of 100 sq. metres (1,076 square foot) or more new build floorspace.
These types of planning applications must be accompanied by a Form O CIL Question Form, available to download below.
Frequently asked questions
A guide to the levy is available in the Frequently Asked Questions (CIL FAQ) sheet, available to download below. A more detailed guide for applicants is also available below. These will be the subject of continual revision.
The levy rates for different types and locations of development are set out in the CIL Charging Schedule, which is available to download on this page. In summary, eligible developments that receive planning consent on or after 1 January 2012 will be charged the following levy:
- £40 per square metre of new residential development in Shrewsbury, the market towns and key centres
- £80 per square metre of new residential development elsewhere
- Nil levy rate for affordable housing
- Nil levy rate for employment-related and other non-residential types of development
Payment instalment policy
In accordance with Regulation 69b of The CIL Regulations (as amended), Shropshire Council will apply an instalment policy to all development which is CIL liable, which is available to download below.
In very exceptional circumstances, relief may be available from CIL. A guide to CIL relief is available to download below.
If you consider that a combination of CIL and the affordable housing contribution will render your development unviable, you should complete our viability assessment form for assessing the viability of the affordable housing contribution in the first instance.
This can be obtained by emailing email@example.com, marked "viability assessment".
It is important that you submit the CIL Questions form with your planning application, to ensure that your CIL liability is calculated correctly. As soon as practicable after the grant of planning permission we will issue your CIL liability notice. If you disagree with the liability notice, you must first request a review under Section113 of the CIL Regulations. To do this, send a letter stating why you think the liability notice is incorrect, to the Corporate Head of Strategic Planning, or email firstname.lastname@example.org marked "Request for S113 Review".
If this does not resolve the issue, you may then appeal under Section 114, 115 or 116 of the CIL Regulations. You can appeal direct to the Valuation Office Agency using the link on this page to their website.Last updated 15 May 2013 Print this page