The CIL process - Stage 7 – CIL payment

Stage 7: Payment

Regulation 70 of the Community Infrastructure Levy sets out payment periods for chargeable developments, which is within 60 days of date of commencement.  If criteria are met under Regulation 70 (1) (a, b and c) then the Council's Instalment Policy may be applied.

We will acknowledge all payments received.

Upon payment, providing you are not subject to any relief and clawback periods, we will remove the CIL charge from the Land Charges records.


Unlike section 106 agreements, CIL is not a negotiated process. If a development is liable for CIL, payment is mandatory (unless a request for relief has been submitted to and approved by the Council). There are strong enforcement powers and penalties for failure to pay, including Stop Notices, surcharges, late payment interest and prison terms. Detailed information about the possible consequences of not following the CIL process is contained within the note below.

Important – CIL liability is held as a charge on land. If CIL is not paid you may have difficulty selling your land or property.




Last Updated on Wednesday, May 27, 2020