CIL calculation of charges

The East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) calculator has been developed by officers to assist developers and homeowners in calculating an indicative charge for CIL.

It is not intended to provide a definitive answer; this will be calculated by EHDC officers when the application is submitted for approval or prior approval.

EHDC’s CIL does not apply to the part of the district within the South Downs National Park (SDNP).

Calculation of charge

CIL is charged on the net additional Gross Internal Area (GIA) floorspace for your proposed development. For guidance on what constitutes GIA please see Section 6 of the Planning Portal Guidance Notes.

In the case where a building has been demolished, the total of the demolished floorspace will be off-set against the proposed GIA floorspace of the new buildings; providing the buildings were in lawful use prior to demolition.

In this context, a building is considered to be in lawful use if a part of that building has been in use for a continuous period of at least six months, within the period of 3 years ending on the day planning permission first permits the chargeable development.

CIL Calculator

This tool provides an indicative value of potential CIL Liability. Please note, the final figure will need to be agreed with Planning Services.

The figures provided by the CIL Calculator have a base date of 8 April 2016. Indexation will apply to all permissions issued after 31st December 2016. This figure is currently approximately 23.246%. This is expected to change at 31st December 2020.

There are certain exemptions and reliefs available from the levy but these are not allowed for in the CIL Calculator. Full CIL guidance, including details on "relief from the Levy", is available on the Planning Practice Guidance website.

To use the calculator, you will need to know:

  • The charging zone in which the development is proposed; a map is provided
  • The gross internal floor area (sq m) in lawful use:
    • To be demolished
    • To be retained for different uses
  • The gross internal floor area (sq m) proposed for different uses; definitions of the different uses are provided

Instalments Policy

The council has adopted a CIL Instalments policy under Regulation 69B of the 2011 amendment. This will enable developers to pay their CIL liability in instalments, subject to the provisions of the CIL regulations. The Instalments Policy can be viewed in the ‘related documents’.

Details of when payments are required will be sent to developers once planning permission has been granted.

Failure for someone to assume liability for the site or pay the first instalment on time may result in the ability to pay by instalments being withdrawn and surcharges being applied.

Exemption or relief

You may be able to get relief for your development or a portion of your development from CIL. We don't automatically apply relief from CIL. You will need to apply and give us evidence to support your application.

To apply for relief you must:

  • be the person who will pay the CIL (assumption of liability)
  • apply using the correct form
  • apply and receive a decision from us before you start any work

There are certain exemptions and reliefs available from the levy, please look through the types of relief to see if one applies to your development then apply using the correct form.

The calculation of the chargeable amount of CIL to be paid for a development proposal is set out in Regulation 40 of the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended). For details of the charge calculation, please refer to these regulations.