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Paying the Levy

CIL is a non-negotiable charge on new residential and large format retail development. The rates are set out in the CIL Charging Schedule. Householders, builders, developers, agents and anyone buying or selling land and buildings should be aware of the implications of CIL.

CIL must be paid within 60 days of the commencement of development. Where a CIL liability is over £50,000 the liable party may pay in accordance with our Instalments Policy.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your payment is referenced correctly. Failure to pay on time, including giving time for cheques to clear, or to properly reference  your payment may result in penalties and surcharges if your payment cannot be identified.

Paying by card

You can pay online at the following page, hosted by Brighton and Hove City Council on our behalf:

Please ensure you enter the site address and either the CIL reference number, or the application reference in the relevant fields.

Alternatively, call 01730 814810 and ask for the planning technical support team who can take card payments.

Payment by BACS transfer

Account name – South Downs National Park Authority
Sort code 30-80-12
Account 11191960

Please ensure that the payment reference details either the CIL reference number or the application reference.

Payment by cheque

Cheques should be made payable to South Downs National Park Authority and sent to:

South Downs Centre
North Street
West Sussex
GU29 9DH

Please ensure that the payment reference details either the CIL reference number or the application reference.

Please be aware that whilst we accept payment by cheque, the time it takes for cheques to clear the bank means that there is a greater risk that payment may be after the deadline which will incur late payment interest charges. Please make sure you leave ample time for cheques to clear in order to avoid these late payment charges.