CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy); Will It Affect You?

If you are planning a development or thinking about extending your home (extensions over 100m2 ) you  want to act quickly. Gloucestershires local authorities ( including Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucester City Council & Tewkesbury Borough Council are implementing CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy)). This charging schedule from early 2019 with a fixed date is yet to be confirmed.

Cotswold District Council who adopted their new local plan on the 3rd August have confirmed that CIL will be payable on qualifying development from the 1st April 2019. CIL is already chargeable in Stroud District Council. A date has been set for the introduction of CIL within the Forest of Dean. Elsewhere in the country it is something of a postcode lottery, more and more authorities are adopting CIL charging schedules thus always worth checking to avoid a nasty shock later in the planning process. Even developments which are deemed “permitted Development” can still crystallise a CIL liability.

For more details read the article by Evans Jones here.