Checklist of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) forms and notices
Checklist of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) forms and notices

The following Planning guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Checklist of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) forms and notices
  • Introduction
  • Preliminary matters and common terms
  • Notices to be submitted by applicant/developer/landowner
  • Notices to be issued by the collecting authority


Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge levied in respect of development. The legislative basis for CIL is found in Part 11 of the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008), which empowers the Secretary of State to make regulations providing for the imposition of CIL in connection with planning permission. Those regulations were made in the form of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (the CIL Regulations), SI 2010/948. CIL applies to both England and Wales.

The CIL Regulations, insofar as they affect individual developments, operate on the basis of a series of notices relating to a development, which must either be submitted by the applicant/landowner/developer to the collecting authority, or which must be issued by the collecting authority. This Practice Note lists those notices and explains: when they must be submitted/issued and by whom on whom; what detail they must provide; what the effect of the notices are; and what the consequences are if they are not submitted/issued. It focuses on the notices which must or may be served in connection with a specific development in an area where a charging schedule is in place. This Practice Note does not deal with notices which must be served in the preparation of a CIL charging schedule, in connection with a CIL review or appeal, in connection with recovery proceedings under