Community Infrastructure Levy
The Levy will raise money towards Crossrail, which is essential to the Capital's growing economy.
CIL regulations 2010 (PDF 290KB)
CIL information leaflet (TfL) (PDF 66KB)
CIL charging schedule April 2012 (PDF 172KB)
CIL regulation amendments 2011 (PDF 73KB)
CIL calculator (XLS 236KB)
To assist practitioners, the GLA and TfL have produced a CIL calculator to indicate the likely level of CIL payable. This is for guidance only. The collecting authority are still required to calculate the correct levy in accordance with the Regulations in place.
The Levy will be charged by London Boroughs on most developments in London at the following rates:
Zone 1 boroughs - £50 per square metre
Camden, City of London, City of Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond-upon-Thames and Wandsworth.
Zone 2 boroughs - £35 per square metre
Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Redbridge, Southwark and Tower Hamlets.
Zone 3 boroughs - £20 per square metre
Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Croydon, Enfield, Havering, Newham, Sutton and Waltham Forest.
Applying for planning permission
Applications for planning permission should be submitted to the relevant local planning authority.
Your local planning authority will apply the Levy and is responsible for its collection on behalf of the Mayor.
If you require further information, guidance is available on the GLA website.
There are a number of developments that may be exempt from the Mayoral CIL, they include:
- Health and education uses
- Social housing provided by local housing authority, registered social landlord or registered provider of social housing and shared ownership housing
- Charities, where the development will be used for charitable purposes
- Structures or buildings that people only enter for the purpose of inspecting or maintaining fixed plant or machinery
- Domestic house extensions
- Proposals that do not result in additional floorspace or result in additional floorspace of 100 square metres or less (unless it is for the creation of a separate dwelling)
Exemptions are detailed in the CIL regulations issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
As the Levy is a non-negotiable payment, it is recommended that any question of an exemption is discussed with the relevant local planning authority.