Exemptions and relief from the CIL

The Community Infrastructure Regulations make a number of provisions for relief or exemption from paying the levy. Depending on the circumstances the following forms of exemption or relief may be available:

In all circumstances the exemption or relief must be applied for and granted before development commences on site. If the exemption or relief is granted it will be subject to a disqualifying event not occurring.

Further information about the requirements that must be met to be granted exemption or relief can be found within Planning Practice Guidance or by contacting the CIL Officer on cil.enquiries@southampton.gov.uk


Southampton City Council will use the information provided on these forms to administer the Community Infrastructure Levy. If further information is needed in order to do so, you may be contacted using the details provided.

In performing this service, the Council may be required to share your information with other organisations or departments, but it will only do so when it is necessary in order for the service to be provided.

The Council may also share your personal information for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection, or prosecution of criminal offences, but will not share your personal information, or use it for this, or any other purpose, unless provided for by law.

Please note that, in order for the Council to fulfil its statutory obligations, the information provided on these application forms and in supporting documents may be published on its website. If you require any further clarification, please contact cil.enquiries@southampton.gov.uk

More detailed information about the Council’s handling of your personal data can be found in its privacy policy