The CIL process - Stage 7 – CIL payment

Stage 7: Payment

The Community Infrastructure Levy (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020

These are the Regulations that will bring the CIL Deferral Scheme into effect, allowing small developers to negotiate extensions to CIL payments that have become due on implemented permissions.

The Regulations need to be formally approved by parliament before they come into effect.  In the interim period Bassetlaw has amended the currently adopted CIL Instalment Policy to extend payment periods.

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 Friday, February 26, 2021