CIL Administration and Collection

CIL Administration and Collection
 

From 7th April 2014 Winchester City Council will be charging Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) on the following types of development:

  • New residential development over 100 square metres.
  • The creation of 1 or more dwellings (even if it is less than 100 square metres).
  • New retail and hotel developments.
  • Extensions to existing retail and hotel developments.

If your application is for one of the types of development above, you will need to follow the process detailed below for CIL purposes.

Step 1:

Every application for the type of developments specified above must include a CIL - Planning Application Additional Information Requirement form otherwise it will be deemed invalid. Supplementary guidelines on completing the form can be found here. The information supplied on this form will help the Council determine whether or not CIL is payable, and if it is, a provisional CIL amount.

If you know at this point who the person or party is that will be paying the CIL charge you should also submit an Assumption of Liability form.

If you consider that your development, or part of it, should be exempt from CIL you may also wish to submit one of the following forms, after having submitted an Assumption of Liability form:

Form 2: Claiming Exemption or Relief – for Charitable or Social Housing Relief
Form SB1 – 1: Self Build Exemption Claim Form: Part 1 – for a Self Build Exemption on a new home
Form SB2: Self Build Annex and Extension Claim Form – for a Self Build Exemption on an annex or extension

Step 2:

If planning permission is granted the Council will issue a Liability Notice which will detail how much CIL will be payable.

Step 3:

Prior to any work starting on site an Assumption of Liability form should be submitted if this hasn’t already been done in Step 1. Any exemption from CIL (as detailed in Step 1) must also be claimed before work starts. For cases where planning permission is not required (for example permitted development applications) but CIL is payable a Notice of Chargeable Development must be submitted before work starts.

Step 4:

A Commencement Notice must be submitted to the Council before any work starts on site. Failure to do so may result in the loss of the right to payment by instalments (where applicable) and the imposition of a surcharge. Upon receipt of the Commencement Notice the Council will prepare and send a CIL Demand Notice detailing the amount of CIL payable and when it is due. If no-one has assumed liability to pay CIL before the Demand Notice is issued then the liability defaults to the owner(s) of the land.

If there have been any changes of circumstances regarding the liability of the person or party who has assumed liability to pay CIL you will need to submit either a Withdrawal of Assumption of Liability form or a Transfer of Assumed Liability form before the final payment of CIL is due.


Contact information
 

If you have any queries regarding this process or CIL in general please contact Paul Robinson on 01962 848 359 or via email at cil@winchester.gov.uk .

Links to CIL forms
 

Planning Application Additional Information Requirement form and supplementary guidance
Form 1: Assumption of Liability
Form 2: Claiming Exemption or Relief
Form 3: Withdrawal of Assumption of Liability
Form 4: Transfer of Assumed Liability
Form 5: Notice of Chargeable Development
Form 6: Commencement Notice
Form SB1 – 1: Self Build Exemption Claim Form: Part 1
Form SB1 – 2: Self Build Exemption Claim Form: Part 2
Form SB2: Self Build Annex and Extension Claim Form