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CIL Forms, Guidance & Exemptions

CIL Forms, Guidance & Exemptions

Following a recent announcement by MHCLG, granted planning permission or listed building consent that would lapse between 23 March 2020 and 31 December 2020, will be automatically extended until 1 May 2021.

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Please ensure that you submit your commencement notice prior to starting to avoid any surcharges.

If you have applied for planning permission or prior approval, the following will take you through the steps you need to take to ensure you comply with the CIL requirements. 


What you can expect to happen



Submitting your application

All applications for full planning permission, including householder applications, reserved matters applications and applications for lawful development certificates are required to complete and submit the Form 1 – CIL Additional Information Requirements  and Form 2: Assumption of Liability Notice.

You must also ensure you include existing and proposed floor plans; without these documents your application will be invalid.

If you do not need to submit a planning application for your development (including Permitted Development and prior approval) before you start work you should complete Form 5: Notice of Chargeable Development.

All forms can be found on the Planning Portal website .

This page also contains guidance on filling out the form.

You may be eligible for an exemption from the CIL Charge.  Please see the ‘Relief and Exemptions’ section at the bottom of this page.


Determining your application

If your development is CIL liable then once planning permission has been granted, the SDNPA will issue the landowner(s), or the person who has assumed Liability, with a Liability Notice stating the chargeable amount.

If planning permission is granted after an appeal, the Liability Notice will be issued as soon as possible after the appeal decision.  It is inherent on you to check that it is correct.

To understand whether your development may be CIL liable please see our ‘Rates’ page.

All forms can be found on the Planning Portal website .


Assuming Liability (Confirming who will be paying the levy)

Prior to starting work you must make sure you have completed Form 2: Assumption of Liability Notice.  Once we have received a completed Form 2, a Liability Notice will be issued to you.  It is your responsibility to ensure all details are correct.

If the liability for paying CIL changes after the Assumption of Liability Notice has been submitted, you should complete either Form 3: Withdrawal of Assumption of Liability or

Form 4: Transfer of Assumed Liability.

This should be submitted before the final payment of CIL is due.

All forms can be found on the Planning Portal website .


Commencing Work


This is required for all CIL liable development (including residential annexes and extensions).

Failure to submit a Commencement Notice at least 1 clear working day prior to starting work, will:

– Forfeit the right to pay CIL in instalments (where applicable)

– Forfeit any exemption/relief awarded (where a Liability Notice is issued prior to 1st September 2019)

– Result in a significant penalty surcharge.

The SDNPA has no discretionary powers over this requirement. Work cannot commence until the SDNPA has acknowledged receipt of the Commencement Notice.

All forms can be found on the Planning Portal website .


Paying CIL

Once the commencement date has been reached, the SDNPA will issue a Demand Notice to whoever has assumed liability to pay CIL. It will set out the amount and the date when the CIL needs to be paid. If no-one has assumed liability to pay CIL before the Demand Notice is issued, the liability will default to the landowner(s).

The ‘Paying the Levy’ page provides details on how to make the payments.

All forms can be found on the Planning Portal website .

Please contact us at or 01730 814810 for all CIL related enquiries including planning applications that might attract a CIL payment, the Infrastructure Delivery Plan and infrastructure projects.


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