CIL calculation of charges

The 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.

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

Calculation of charge

The CIL charge will be levied on the gross internal area of the net additional liable floorspace. It is levied as a charge per square metre of net additional liable floorspace.

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has produced guidance on how to measure Gross Internal Area (GIA) which is contained within a document called RICS Code of Measuring Practice 6th Edition.

The council will use this guide to measure or check the GIA of a development and calculate or confirm its relevant CIL rate.

The CIL Regulations allow the floorspace of any existing buildings on the site that are to be demolished or re-used, to be discounted against the floorspace of new chargeable development where: -

  • at least part of the existing building has been in continuous lawful use* for at least six months in the 3 years prior to the day planning permission first permits the chargeable development
  • any buildings to be demolished must still be standing on the day that planning permission first permits the chargeable development

CIL payments are index linked from the year when CIL is introduced by the Council to the year when planning permission is granted.

The index used is now defined by the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2019 and is the RICS CIL Index.

Where the chargeable development is calculated at less than £50 the CIL Regulations deem it to be zero.

Indexation guidance notice 2022

This is to provide guidance on how indexation will affect the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for developments granted planning permission in East Hampshire District Council from 1 January 2022.

All CIL Liability Notices issued by us in 2022 will include indexation in the calculation of the chargeable amount.

The calculation of CIL chargeable amount is defined by the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended):

The calculation of CIL chargeable amount is defined by the CIL Regulations 2010

  • R - the CIL rate for that use
  • A - the deemed net area chargeable at rate R
  • lp - the index figure for the year in which planning permission was granted
  • lc - the index figure for the year in which the charging schedule took effect

The index that must be used is set by the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended). The index figure for any given year is set on 1 January and is the index figure for 1 November of the preceding year.

For permissions granted before 1 January 2022 the rates published by the BCIS All-in Tender Price Index apply. For permissions granted on or after 1 January 2020 the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors CIL index will apply.

The index figures that will be used to calculate indexation for East Hampshire District Council adopted Charging Schedule in 2022 are:

  • Year index figure 2016 (lc) - 271
  • Year index figure 2022 (lp) - 332

More information regarding the latest indexation rate for CIL can be found on the RICS website.

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 31 December 2016. This figure is currently approximately 22.51%. This is expected to change at 31 December 2022.

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

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.

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:

  • apply using the correct exemption form along with a form 2
  • 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.