CIL and Permitted Development/Prior Approval

Is permitted development/prior approval CIL liable?  

Development permitted under a ‘general consent’ such as permitted development or prior approval is CIL liable if a new dwelling in being created (even if this is through a change of use) or if more than 100 sq m of new Class A1 – A5 use floor space is being created.

If you intend to commence development under a general consent and it is CIL liable you will need to submit a Form 5: Notice of Chargeable Development to the council before you commence development. This Notice should be submitted before any work commences on the site.

The notice must be accompanied by a plan which identifies the following: 

  • The land to which the notice relates 
  • Any buildings in use on that land which are to be demolished before the completion of the chargeable development; 
  • Any buildings in use on that land which will be part of the chargeable development on completion, and 
  • The development which is the subject of the notice

Further information may be required if we are unable to determine the CIL liability from the information submitted.

This form must be submitted for all applications with the suffix PA56 and PAC3.

Is permitted development/prior approval CIL liable?

If you are unsure if your development is CIL liable please contact the CIL Officer at cil.enquiries@southampton.gov.uk who will be able to advise further.


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