Community infrastructure Levies

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

A Community infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on development which local planning authorities may introduce in their areas to help fund the social, environmental and physical infrastructure that the new development will need.

Two separate CIL charges will apply in the Legacy Corporation area. The Mayor of London’s Community Infrastructure Levy (Mayoral CIL) which is intended to raise £300 million towards the delivery of Crossrail, and the Legacy Corporation’s CIL.


Mayoral CIL

Mayoral CIL came into effect on 1 April 2012 and your development may currently be liable for Mayoral CIL charges. For more detailed information on the London Mayoral CIL, including whether your development is liable, please visit the CIL pages on the Transport for London (TfL) website.

If your development is liable then you will need to complete a CIL Additional Information Form and submit this with your application before we can process it. Further information on this, together with a copy of the form can be found on the Planning Portal website.


Legacy Corporation CIL

The Legacy Corporation CIL came into effect on the 6 April 2015 and will be used to fund infrastructure which will support the regeneration of the Legacy Corporation’s Area. 

Further information on the Legacy Corporation CIL, please see the appropriate expandable section at the bottom of this page.

If you have a specific question or query then please contact the LLDC CIL Officer:

            Community Infrastructure Levy Officer
            Planning Policy,
            London Legacy Development Corporation,
            Level 10,
            1 Stratford Place,
            Montfitchet Road,
            E20 1EJ

For information on the development of the Legacy Corporation's Community infrastructure Levy (CIL), including all stages and associated documents, can be found within the Community infrastructure Levies (CIL) Archive.


  • What do you need to do?

    You must complete the CIL additional information form when submitting a planning application. Whether you believe your development is liable or not you must complete the CIL Additional Information Form as this is necessary for your application to be validated. A copy of the form together with the applicable guidance note is available below:

    When you receive your decision notice granting planning permission it will indicate if we think your application is liable to pay CIL.


    Applications liable for CIL

    If your application is liable for CIL you must:

    • Complete and return the Assumption of Liability Form as soon as possible 
    • Complete a CIL Commencement Notice  and return it before the development commences. This form must be completed in addition to any notice relating to Building Regulations. 
    • If your development is eligible for Charitable exemption, discretionary charitable relief or Social (affordable) housing relief you must complete a Claiming Exemption or Relief Form. This needs to be done before the development commences. People who submit the form after the development commences will not receive the relief.
    • If your development is eligible for self-build (new dwelling, annex or extension) exemption, then you must complete a Self-Build Exemption Claim Form. Specific Forms for your type of development can be found within the CIL pages on the Planning Portal Website. This must be done before the development commences. As above, people who submit the form after the development commences will not receive the relief.

    It is also your responsibility to notify us if:

    • There is a change in the liable party (please use the Assumption of Liability Form, or the Withdrawal of Assumption of Liability Form and Transfer of Assumed Liability Form
    • The liable party's contact details change. 
    • There is a change to any of the buildings which might affect their eligibility to be deducted from your CIL liability. For example, it is your responsibility to provide evidence to the effect that buildings were in a use that is lawful, and that the building(s), or part of the building, have been in use for a continuous period of at least six months within the period of three years ending on the day that the planning permission first permits the chargeable development. Clarification as to what constitutes lawful use is given in the Town and Country Planning Act section 192(1).

    If you do not complete all the necessary forms before you commence development you are not eligible to request a review or appeal against the Legacy Corporations assessment of your CIL liability and you may be subject to additional surcharges.  If you are uncertain about which forms you need to complete please contact the Legacy Corporation before you intend to commence development to avoid any unnecessary expense.


    Calculation of CIL

    The amount of CIL is calculated at the time planning permission "first permits development". Planning permission first permits development on the date it is granted.


    Payment of CIL

    Precise details of your payment arrangements will be contained in the Demand Notice that will be sent following submission of a valid Commencement Notice.

    The liability to pay CIL arises on the first commencement of development of a CIL liable planning permission. Development is to be treated as commencing on the earliest date on which any material operation begins to be carried out on the land.

    The Demand Notice will set out when payment is due and details of how to pay by bank transfer.


    Instalment Policy

    The Legacy Corporation’s CIL instalment policy follows the same procedure and requirements as the Mayors CIL Instalment policy and is set out in the CIL Charging Schedule.


    Reviews and Appeals

    If you think that we have made a mistake in calculating the chargeable amount you must, prior to commencing the development and within 28 days of the liability notice being issued, submit in writing a request for a review to:

                Community Infrastructure Levy Officer
                Planning Policy,
                London Legacy Development Corporation,
                Level 10,
                1 Stratford Place,
                Montfitchet Road,
                E20 1EJ

    If you are still unhappy with the calculation following this review, you can appeal to the Valuation Office Agency. This must also be done before the development commences and within 60 days of the liability notice being issued. For further information please see the CIL - How to make an Appeal pages on the GOV.UK website.


  • The Legacy Corporation's CIL Charging Schedule

    The CIL Charging Schedule sets out rates for different types of development in the Legacy Corporation area. The Legacy Corporation’s Charging Schedule was subject to independent examination and the Examiner’s Report is available to view and download below:

    The Legacy Corporation approved its Charging Schedule at a meeting of its Board on the 29 January 2015. A copy of the board report recommending approval of the schedule, together with a copy of the charging schedule is available to view and download below:

    The Legacy Corporation has also approved:

  • Priorities for CIL Expenditure - Regulation 123 List

    Under Regulation 123 of the CIL Regulations the Legacy Corporation is required to publish a list of relevant infrastructure "that it intends will be, or may be, wholly or partly funded by CIL".

    Subject to the requirements of the CIL Regulations, the Local Planning Authority cannot require infrastructure to be funded through a planning obligation (Section 106 Legal Agreement) which it is proposing to fund through CIL. A copy of the Legacy Corporation’s Regulation 123 List can be viewed and downloaded below:

    Neighbourhood Portion

    CIL regulations provide for a ‘neighbourhood portion’ of the funding to be spent in consultation with the local community. The Legacy Corporation will consult later in 2015 on arrangements for spending the neighbourhood portion.  The Legacy Corporation will follow government advice on engaging with local communities in the Legacy Corporation area to agree with them how best to spend the neighbourhood funding portion of CIL funds. 

    For further information please visit the CIL Guidance pages on the Planning Practice Guidance website.


    Monitoring CIL Revenues and Expenditure

    Following the implementation of CIL local authorities are required to monitor CIL revenues and expenditure on an annual basis.  The first Legacy Corporation CIL monitoring report will be published after April 2016.