Chelmsford City Council

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge we apply to new developments, to help to fund improvements to infrastructure.

We will still use S106 agreements, but only for site specific requirements and to secure affordable housing.

You can look at the Planning Portal for  information about CIL, and to download the CIL forms.

  1.   Check if CIL applies
  2. Paying your CIL charge
  3. How we spend CIL


2. Paying your CIL charge

If you get planning permission, we will:

  • issue you with a Liability Notice, which will confirm how much you will need to pay, including information about our Instalments Policy

If you don't agree with the amount you need to pay, you can ask us to recalculate the charge. You need to contact us within 28 days of receiving your Liability Notice for us to recalculate it.

If you still don't agree with the charge, you can appeal within 60 days of receiving your Liability Notice. You can look at GOV.UK to find out how to appeal to the Valuation Office Agency.

If you do not pay your CIL charge, we can:

  • remove the option for you to pay in instalments

  • take enforcement action, including issuing a Stop Notice

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