Community infrastructure levy (CIL)

East Hampshire District Council adopted its Community Infrastructure Levy Spending Protocol on 14 January 2021 at a meeting of the Council. The application process to apply to the CIL fund has closed for this year and we are no longer able to accept further applications. The process will open again in February 2022.

East Hampshire District Council adopted its Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule on 25 February 2016 at a meeting of the Council.

The Charging Schedule came into effect on the 8 April 2016 and applies to the parts of the District outside of the South Downs National Park.

The East Hampshire District Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule Examination commenced on the 2 February 2015 and concluded on 19 October 2015 when the Council received the Inspector’s Report. Further information on the CIL Examination can be found on the CIL Examination page.

What is Community Infrastructure Levy?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities can charge on developments in their area. CIL income can be used to fund additional infrastructure required to support new development including roads, schools, green spaces and community facilities.

The levy is charged in pounds (£) per square metre on new floorspace (measured as gross internal area) of any type of development which has a CIL rate set in the Charging Schedule.

Planning obligations

There will be occasions when a development will be liable for CIL as well as there being the requirement for the completion of a planning obligation. Such obligations will relate to site specific requirements that are necessary to make the proposed development acceptable in planning terms while adhering to the provisions of Regulations 122 of the CIL Regulations and the NPPF.

For example, Planning Obligations will be collected for affordable housing provision which is outside the remit of CIL.

Development in the South Downs National Park

The South Downs National Park Planning Authority (SDNPA) introduced CIL charging on 1st April 2017.

Please go to the SDNP website for further information on their charging rates and requirements.

Deferred payments

In accordance with The Community Infrastructure Levy (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 we now have the authority to defer payment if a person:

  • has an annual turnover not exceeding £45,000,000
  • has been served with a demand notice by a collecting authority under regulation 69
  • is required to pay an amount of CIL in respect of a chargeable amount (whether by instalment or otherwise) during the material period, and is experiencing financial difficulties for reasons connected to the effects of coronavirus resulting in difficulty paying that amount
  • make a requested in writing to the collecting authority to defer payment of that CIL amount

A deferral request must be submitted to the collecting authority:

  • no more than 14 days before, or
  • on or as soon as practicable after, the day payment of the CIL amount is due.

These regulations will end at midnight on 31 July 2021. For more information, please see the full guidance on GOV.UK