New residential development, including conversion/change of use to residential, and other types of development (e.g. retail) may be liable to pay CIL. This relates to full and reserved matters planning applications and Certificates of Lawfulness approved on or after 1 August 2013. This also includes development permitted by way of general consent (development which does not require submission of a planning application) which commences on or after 1 August 2013.
CIL is charged in pounds per square metre and relates to qualifying development, in accordance with the provisions of the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended).
Further guidance and information on CIL, together with the relevant CIL forms can be found on the Planning Portal.
We will continue to respond to enquiries which can be dealt with in a short timescale of up to 15 minutes. Where enquiries are likely to take longer than 15 minutes we will refer you to make a CIL advice service enquiry.
We have launched a new CIL and Section 106 (s106) advice service that enables agents, applicants and solicitors to email us on CIL@eastsuffolk.gov.uk using an advice request form. This is a paid for service. We can provide an estimate of the cost of support for any of the following services:
|Assessing if development could be liable for CIL||Advice and guidance in relation to proposed potentially CIL liable development; new buildings, change of use, conversions, buildings requiring retrospective planning approval, etc that could be CIL chargeable development|
|Non-Phased and Mixed Development||Advice on CIL implications where more than one dwelling or building or use type is being proposed|
|Phased Development||Advice on CIL implications where the proposed development is likely to be delivered in more than one phase|
|How to Benefit from CIL Instalments or Exemptions||Advice on payment of CIL by instalment or how to claim CIL exemptions|
|How does CIL Self Build Exemption operate||Advice on claiming self build exemption and on compliance with CIL Self Build Exemptions once granted|
|Calculating CIL/CIL Estimates*||Advice on calculating CIL for estimating potential cost of CIL/or the provision of estimates of CIL liability where scaled floorplans are provided|
|Completion of CIL forms||Advice on which CIL forms to complete and completion and submission of these forms|
|Other||Other bespoke advice on CIL not meeting any of the above categories|
|Confirmation of compliance with a S106 agreement||Use this service if you require confirmation that the clauses of the s106 agreement have been complied with.
This is a desktop check of the council’s records. If the clause in the agreement required something to be undertaken on site it would be necessary to undertake a site visit for which there will be an additional charge.
The minimum fee for the CIL and s106 advice is £74 plus VAT. An hourly rate of £74 plus VAT will be applied to the estimated time it will take to review your query and provide advice. Advice will not be provided unless there is email confirmation of your agreement of the estimated cost and payment of the CIL advice fee has been received.
Please use our online payment facility and select ‘Other Payments’. Then select ‘CIL’ and then ‘CIL Advice Service’.
Please download our advice request form and complete it with as much information as you can to assist us to understand your enquiry. Please note that for CIL estimates of liability it is likely you will need to provide further information, such as existing and proposed floor plans, site layout plans and a red line location plan in order for us to provide you with an estimate. We will confirm what information we require from you when we provide the estimate.
Once completed, please email the form to CIL@eastsuffolk.gov.uk.
It is expected that the majority of advice can be provided with a quick turnaround, once all documents required to support you have been provided to us. For the majority of advice requests, we would expect to respond in writing within 7-14 days, depending on the complexity of your request.