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Community infrastructure Levies

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.

If your development is liable then you will need to complete a Form 1: CIL Additional Information 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.

Neighbourhood Priorities Fund Bidding Round 2022

This year the Legacy Corporation opened the Neighbourhood Priorities Fund for bids from Friday 6 May until Friday 5 August. If you have any ideas for a community project that you are looking for funding for, you can find more information under the CIL Expenditure tab at the bottom of this page. Please email cilands106@londonlegacy.co.uk if you have any questions regarding the bidding round or any potential bids.

Carbon Offset Bidding Round 2022

The Legacy Corporation ran a Carbon Offset Bidding round, between 16th March 2022 and 16th June 2022. The application form, requirements and further information can be found here.

For further enquiries, please contact PlanningPolicy@londonlegacy.co.uk.

Approval and publication of the London Legacy Development Corporation Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule 2 (LLDC CIL2)

In accordance with Regulation 25 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended) the London Legacy Development Corporation Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule 2 was approved at a meeting of its Board on 19th May 2020.

A copy of the charging schedule and a copy of the report recommending approval of the schedule is available below:

Documents relating to the Examination of the charging schedule can be found at the following webpage : Examinations webpage

Mayoral CIL

Mayoral CIL (Mayoral CIL1) came into effect on 1 April 2012 and your development may currently be liable for Mayoral CIL charges as well as Legacy Corporation CIL. Transport for London approved Mayoral CIL2 which came into effect on 1st April 2019 and applies to any development given permission after this date. For more detailed information on the London Mayoral CIL, including whether your development is liable, please visit the Mayoral CIL website: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/implementing-london-plan/mayoral-community-infrastructure-levy

Download the Annual CIL Rate Summary which is published by the Mayor of London for Mayoral CIL.

Legacy Corporation CIL Charging Schedule 1

The Legacy Corporation CIL (LLDC CIL1) came into effect on the 6 April 2015 and is used to fund infrastructure that supports the regeneration of the Legacy Corporation’s Area. LLDC CIL2 was approved at the Legacy Corporation’s Board meeting on 19th May 2020 and will come into effect from 1st July 2020, this will apply to development that is given planning approval from this date.

Annual CIL rate summary

Regulation 121c of the CIL Regulations requires that an Annual CIL Rate Summary is published detailing the indexation that will be applied to CIL liable developments granted planning permission during that calendar year. Download the LLDC Annual CIL Rate Summary for 2024.

For further information on the Legacy Corporation CIL, please see the appropriate expandable section below.

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

Community Infrastructure Levy Officer
Planning Policy and Decisions Team
London Legacy Development Corporation
Level 9
5 Endeavour Square
E20 1JN

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 are you required to do

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. From the 1 January 2018, a new instalments policy will apply, for more information see the Notice of change to Community Infrastructure Levy Instalments Policy (effective from 1 January 2018). A copy of the new instalments policy is available to view and/or download below:

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.

CIL Charging Schedule and Related Policies

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 First (LLDC CIL1) Charging Schedule was subject to independent examination and the Examiner’s Report is available to view and download below: 

The Legacy Corporation approved its LLDC CIL 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:

See main page above for the LLDC CIL2 Charging Schedule and related information which came into effect on 1st July 2020.

The Legacy Corporation has also published a list of infrastructure that is required or is desirable to support the growth planned within its area based on its Infrastructure Delivery Plan.  This is reviewed and updated regularly, subject to the Board's approval. The most recent version of the Infrastructure List was agreed by the London Legacy Development Corporation Board on 16th May 2023 and can be viewed or downloaded here:

CIL Expenditure

Priorities for CIL Expenditure 

The Legacy Corporation has a range of projects that it aims to fund using CIL and other funding that is available. These projects can be found within the Legacy Corporation’s Infrastructure Delivery Plan which includes a long list of infrastructure projects that have been identified by the Legacy Corporation and stakeholders. This list is regularly reviewed and updated in order to ensure that the projects listed reflect infrastructure need in the Legacy Corporation area.

Neighbourhood Portion and Neighbourhood Priorities Fund

The LLDC CIL Charging Schedule was brought into effect in April 2015, CIL is a charge on development to deliver infrastructure in the local area. Government guidance sets out that in an area with no parish councils, a Local Planning Authority that charges CIL should allocate 15% of annual CIL receipts to projects to be spent in consultation with local communities. The LLDC has therefore established a Neighbourhood Priorities Fund to ensure that 15% of its CIL receipts are spent in consultation with the local community.

As the first stage of deciding how this money would be spent, the LLDC consulted on community priorities for the spending of the neighbourhood portion of the CIL in the autumn of 2016. A report on the findings of that consultation along with the responses received is available to view and/or download below:

The LLDC aims to hold a bidding round every year, where sufficient funds have been collected through CIL. The bidding round for 2022 will open on 6th May 2022 and will remain open until 5th August 2022.

Due to the relatively limited availability of CIL funding this year, and to maximise the range of projects which the LLDC is able to fund, bids will only be accepted for smaller projects with a value of less than £30,000. The application form for projects can be viewed and/or downloaded below. It contains the relevant criteria for assessment, as well as outlining the information that should be submitted as part of the bidding process. If you have any further questions regarding submission of a bid, or if you wish to receive a hard copy of the relevant documentation, please email cilands106@londonlegacy.co.uk

CIL form (small projects)

Once completed, all forms should be submitted to cilands106@londonlegacy.co.uk Following the closing date of 5th August 2022, all submission received will be evaluated in line with the criteria set out in the form and prioritised in line with the result of the consultation that took place in 2016 (the report can be seen above). All projects that fulfil these criteria will be presented to Park Panel, who represent groups from throughout the LLDC area, for their input. Following this, the projects and feedback from Park Panel will then be taken to the LLDC’s Projects Proposals Group, who have delegated authority from the LLDC Board to approve funding, for a final decision as to which projects are to be awarded funding from the Neighbourhood Priorities Fund. Successful projects will be announced towards the end of 2022.

For further information on the process or for any other questions, please email cilands106@londonlegacy.co.uk

For further information about the Neighbourhood Portion of CIL, please visit the CIL Guidance pages on the Planning Practice Guidance website.

In 2020 the LLDC held a third bidding round, previous bidding rounds in 2018 and 2019 have awarded over £1million of funding to 23 projects in the Legacy Corporation’s area. The 2020 bidding round saw 25 successful project bids with £1,841,086.84 awarded. 

Monitoring CIL Revenues and Expenditure

Local planning authorities are required to monitor CIL revenues and expenditure on an annual basis. Changes to CIL Regulations, effective from 1st September 2019, require the Legacy Corporation to publish an annual Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS), comprising a report on CIL, Section 106 contributions and an Infrastructure List. The Legacy Corporation has now published its second IFS, covering the monitoring year 2020-21. Previously the Legacy Corporation published an annual monitoring report as required by Regulation 62 of the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended) (Regulation 62 Report), these reports of previous years can be found below along with the Infrastructure Funding Statement:

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