Stage 3: Issue of a Liability Notice
When you receive planning approval for a CIL liable development, we will then issue you with a CIL Liability Notice as soon as possible following the decision notice. Where planning permission is granted on appeal, the CIL Liability Notice will be issued as soon as possible following the appeal decision.
The Liability Notice sets out the amount you must pay for CIL for the development.
The CIL Liability Notice will include all relevant gross internal area floorspace contained in the development, including floorspace that may be eligible for relief or exemption. The gross internal area of a building is the area of a building measured to the internal face of the perimeter walls at floor level (over each floor of the development) - in accordance with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Code of Measuring Practice.
A new liability notice will be issued at any point that the liability changes. This may be as a result of changes to the liable persons, effects of relief, appeal decisions, surcharges or the loss of instalments.
Interested parties (i.e. freeholders and leaseholders), where known, will be sent a copy of the liability information.
Once a Liability Notice has been issued, the CIL charge will be registered on the Land Charges Register.
Liability is calculated on the gross internal area (GIA) of the buildings. For a definition of GIA, and for information on how CIL is calculated, see our CIL Charges and calculating CIL page.
Appealing against a Liability Notice
If you consider that the amount has been calculated incorrectly, then you can request that we recalculate it. If, following recalculation, you still consider the amount is incorrect you can appeal to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) (external link).
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