CIL – feedback needed on changes to additional information form
The introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) means that local planning authorities (LPAs) which have chosen to charge need additional information to determine whether a charge is due and to calculate the amount.
A CIL additional information form was published on the Planning Portal to be submitted alongside planning applications.
However, many LPAs have told us that the form does not capture all the information they need to understand whether there would be any liability.
Working with several CIL front-runner LPAs and the Department for Communities and Local Government we have developed a CIL additional information form for LPAs to use without needing to develop their own local form.
Once feedback has been reviewed we are planning to publish the revised form in early February 2012.
Further information on CIL can be found on the Planning Portal.
Please note: The form as drafted takes account of a proposed change to Regulation 40 which will be included in the 2012 Regulation amendments. The proposed change will have the effect of taking account of any existing floorspace which is going to be retained in the new development by proportioning it across the proposed development in a similar way to the treatment of floorspace which is being demolished. The result of this change will be that you do not need to know the use/charging rate of the floorspace which is being retained.