Paying CIL and CIL appeals

How much will I have to pay?

Eligible developments that receive planning permission from 1 September 2013 will be charged in accordance with the rates set out in the Charging Schedule and with indexation applied. The amount payable is calculated when planning permission is granted.

Can I pay in instalments?

If the liability is over £25,000 payment can be made in instalments as set out within the Instalment Policy which allows payments to be spread over a longer period of time.

Remember: this Instalment Policy, which will not be available if liability has not been assumed, a Commencement Notice has not been submitted before the relevant development commences, or if payments are not made in time.

How can I make payment?

You may pay the CIL using the following payment methods:


You can pay using our online form. 


Before you make a payment

You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself a couple of minutes to fill in the form.

You will need:

  • Payment card (registered with 3D secure)
  • Invoice number (which can be found on the Demand Notice or invoice you should have received)

Pay online

If you have trouble making an online payment, please contact the CIL Officer.


Please ensure you enter the Invoice Number, which can be found on the Demand Notice or invoice you should have received, as the payment reference. The account details are:

  • Sort code: 30-00-00
  • Account no: 00332526

Remember: If you do not use the correct Invoice Number when making payment, it could delay acknowledgement of your payment and may result in further payment requests.

If you have made a payment via BACS please ensure that you let the CIL Officer know by emailing

Payment 'in kind'

Southampton City Council will consider requests for the part or full payment of CIL by the provision of land or infrastructure.

Frequently asked questions

What happens if I don’t pay the CIL? SHOW

How is the CIL calculated? SHOW

How is Gross Internal Area calculated? SHOW

Is there are right to appeal against the Community Infrastructure Levy charge? SHOW

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.

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