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Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule took effect from 1 September 2013.

The CIL is a standard, non-negotiable charge applicable to developments where there is a net increase of 100 sq.m of floor space or the creation of one or more dwellings. The charge varies between different use classes and is set out in the Charging Schedule.

The council undertook an initial consultation on CIL from December 2011 to February 2012 with a formal consultation on its proposed Charging Schedule taking place between September 2012 and October 2012. The Public Examination on the Charging Schedule took place in March 2013, and the Examination Report was received in April 2013.

The council received the final Inspector's Report on 16th April 2013 which recommended a reduction in the Residential Charging Rate from £90 per sq.m to £70 per sq.m and clarified the applicability of the residential charging rate to the different types of new student housing.

On 17th July 2013 the city council fully accepted the Inspector's recommendations and approved the Charging Schedule to take effect from 1st September 2013. It also approved the Community Infrastructure Levy Instalments Policy which sets out payment intervals and deadlines for the collection of CIL.

Please click the links in the “downloadable documents” section below to view the documents.

Guidance on the Community Infrastructure Levy

Community Infrastructure Levy Frequently asked questions

Should you wish to speak to or have any further questions regarding the Community Infrastructure Levy, please contact Jo Moorse on 023 8083 2603 or email cil.enquiries@southampton.gov.uk

Downloadable documents

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PDF document CIL Charging Schedule 35 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Developer Contributions SPD - Final Version - Sept 2013 276 KB 1secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Exceptional Circumstances Relief 19 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CIL Instalments Policy 25 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CIL Charging Schedule Approval Statement 27 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
Word document CIL Regulation 123 List 31 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CIL Panel Report - July 2013 51 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CIL Final Inspector Report 97 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Statement of Consultation (Sept 2012) 124 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CIL Viability Assessment and Addendum (April 2012) 845 KB 3secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Carbon Offset Study 529 KB 2secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CIL Implementation Guide 277 KB 1secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Demographic Forecast Final Issue 308 KB 1secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Infrastructure Needs Assessment Final (Dec 2011) 5730 KB 22secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CIL Preliminary Draft Consultation DPD Oct 2011 251 KB 1secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Viability Assessment April 2010 1675 KB 6secs @ 2Mbps
Link to download Adobe Acrobat if required

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