Shropshire Council

Payment of CIL

When is CIL payable?

Please note that a revised CIL instalment policy is in effect from 7 May 2020. This applies to developments which commence on or after that date, and which have provided a valid 'CIL Form 6: Commencement Notice'. The revised 'Shropshire CIL Instalment Policy 7 May 2020' is attached to this page.

For developments which have commenced before 7 May 2020, and which have provided a valid 'CIL Form 6: Commencement Notice', the previous CIL instalment policy will continue to apply. The 'Shropshire CIL Instalment Policy 1 July 2013' is attached to this page.

CIL becomes payable when development commences. Payment can be made in full or by instalments, in accordance with the 'Shropshire Council: Payment by Instalment' policy.

You must notify us of the date you intend to commence a chargeable development, through completion of 'CIL Form 6: Commencement Notice'. This form must be completed and received by us at least the day before commencement of development or a surcharge will be imposed and immediate payment required.

Once CIL Form 6: Commencement Notice is received, or we deem that development has commenced, a CIL demand notice will be issued. This notice documents the CIL liability and when payment is due.

Please note that CIL on consents gaining retrospective planning permission will be due in full on the day permission is granted. No instalments will be available for such developments.

Payment in Kind

There may be circumstances where the charging authority and the person liable for the levy will wish land and/or infrastructure to be provided, instead of money, to satisfy a charge arising from the levy. As part of a suite of delivery mechanisms, a new policy statement to enable Shropshire Council to take in-kind infrastructure payments has been made available, either in the form of land or provision of infrastructure. This policy statement became effective from 13 June 2016, and details the guidelines on the use of this delivery mechanism, making clear that it is offered at Shropshire Council’s discretion and must provide the most practical and efficient means of delivering an agreed and prioritised infrastructure requirement. 

Further information can be found within the Payment In Kind guidance notes.

What happens if CIL is not paid?

CIL payment is mandatory and non-negotiable. If CIL is not paid in accordance with the CIL Demand Notice:

  • You'll be surcharged and required to pay interest for any late payment; and
  • Any agreement for you to pay by instalments will be withdrawn.

There are strong enforcement powers and penalties that can be imposed if you fail to pay an outstanding CIL liability. This includes: 

  • A CIL warning notice and if necessary a CIL stop notice - prohibiting further development on the site until the outstanding CIL liability is paid; and/or
  • Taking legal action to recover the outstanding CIL liability due.

Further information is available within the Department for Communities and Local Government document ‘Consequences of failing to follow the CIL payment procedure’.