The process of determining if a development is liable for CIL is in five stages
For development that is likely to be CIL liable, Form 1: CIL Additional Information should be submitted with the planning application, the accompanying guidance note will help you complete this form and provides advice on information that we require in order to determine what the CIL liability, if any, should be.
In most cases the form will contain sufficient information for the council to calculate the CIL liability. However, further information may be required for large or complex applications.
Once the planning permission has been issued the council will issue you with a Liability Notice which will detail how much CIL is payable. Details of how this is calculated are available in the Charging Schedule
Prior to the commencement of the CIL liable development Form 2: Assumption of Liability should be submitted. In instances where planning permission is not required, including Prior Approval and certain forms of Permitted Development, Form 5: Notice of Chargeable Development should be submitted.
- Form 2: Assumption of Liability (Planning Portal form)
- Form 5: Notice of Chargeable Development (Planning Portal form)
If you consider that the development should be offered relief or exemption from paying CIL one of the following forms should be submitted:
- Form 10: Charitable and/or Social Housing Relief Claim Form (Planning Portal form)
- Form 11: Exceptional Circumstances Relief Claim Form (Planning Portal form)
Exemptions also exist for:
- Some self-build housing using Form 7: Self Build Exemption Claim - Part 1 when applying, and Form 7: Self Build Exemption Claim - Part 2 within 6 months of completing the build
- Residential annexes using Form 8: Residential Annex Exemption Claim Form
- Extensions using Form 9: Extension Exemption Claim (Planning Portal forms)
- Form 12: Further Charitable and/or Social Housing Relief Claim
- Form 13: Further Exemption Claim
- Form 14: Phase Credit Application
After Liability has been assumed for the development but before the commencement of the CIL liable development you must submit Form 6: Commencement Notice to the council.
If there are any changes of circumstances regarding the assumption of liability Form 3: Withdrawal of Assumption of Liability or Form 4: Transfer of Assumed Liability will need to be submitted before the final payment of CIL is due.
On the receipt of a valid Form 6: Commencement Notice we will issue a Demand Notice to the person that has assumed liability to pay CIL. Payments are not subject to VAT.
If no-one has assumed liability to pay CIL before the Demand Notice is issued the liability defaults to the owner(s) of the land. The Demand Notice will set out the details of the amount of CIL payable, payment options, due dates and any surcharges.
If the process is not followed correctly surcharges will be imposed.
If you have any questions please contact the CIL Officer.
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 forms and in supporting documents may be published on its website. If you require any further clarification, please contact the CIL Officer.