The East Suffolk CIL Charging Schedule was adopted at the Full Council meeting on 28 June 2023 and came into effect on 1 August 2023. Please see the Examination page for more details of the preparation and examination process, including a link to the Examiner’s Report.
The new East Suffolk Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) rates will apply to the majority of new planning permissions from 1 August 2023. The previous Suffolk Coastal and Waveney CIL rates will continue to apply to chargeable developments where planning permission first permits development before 1 August 2023.
The CIL rates will be subject to indexation which allows the rates to be increased or decreased to reflect inflation.
|Residential charging zone||Rate of CIL per sqm|
|Zone 1 Higher Value Zone||£300|
|Zone 2 Mid Higher Value Zone||£200|
|Zone 3 Mid Value Zone||£100|
|Zone 4 Mid Lower Zone||£0|
|Zone 5 Lower Zone||£0|
|Residential Charging Zone||Rate of CIL per sqm|
|Extra Care Housing3||£0|
|Residential Care Homes4||£0|
2 This usually consists of purpose-built flats or bungalows with limited communal facilities such as a lounge, laundry room and guest room. It does not generally provide care services, but provides some support to enable residents to live independently. This can include 24 hour on-site assistance (alarm) and a warden or house manager. Purely age-restricted accommodation – without the typical range of support services - is not included within this definition.
3 This usually consists of purpose-built or adapted flats or bungalows with a medium to high level of care available if required, through an onsite care agency registered through the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Residents are able to live independently with 24 hour access to support services and staff, and meals are also available. There are often extensive communal areas, such as space to socialise or a wellbeing centre. In some cases, these developments are known as retirement communities or villages - the intention is for residents to benefit from varying levels of care as time progresses.
4 These have individual rooms within a residential building and provide a high level of care meeting all activities of daily living. They do not usually include support services for independent living. This type of housing can also include dementia care homes.
|Strategic sites charging zone||Rate of CIL per sqm|
|Policy SCLP12.29: South Saxmundham Garden Neighbourhood||£100|
|Policy SCLP12.3: North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood||£65|
|Policy SCLP12.64: Land off Howlett Way, Trimley St Martin||£160|
|Policy SCLP12.19: Brightwell Lakes/Adastral Park, Martlesham||£0|
|Policy WLP2.16: Land south of The Street, Carlton Colville/Gisleham||£90|
|Policy WLP3.1: Beccles and Worlingham Garden Neighbourhood||£0|
|Policy WLP2.13: North of Lowestoft Garden Village||£60|
|Policy WLP2.4: Kirkley Waterfront and Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood||£0|
|Type of development||Rate of CIL per sqm|
|Holiday Lodges not complying with the Caravan Act4 – in defined coastal areas (see Charging Zone map)||£210|
|Holiday Lodges not complying with the Caravan Act 4 – in all other areas||£0|
|Employment (offices, industrial, warehouses)||£0|
|All other development||£0|
4 Permanent buildings for the purposes of tourist accommodation, restricted from permanent residential use by condition and which do not comply with the Caravan Act. Any structure which is compliant with the Caravan Act is not a ‘building’ and so is not liable for CIL.
5 Convenience retail units sell everyday essential items such as food and drink. For the purposes of this CIL Charging Schedule, any comparison goods sold in a convenience store must make up no more than 49% of the floorspace, controlled by planning condition.
6 Comparison retail units sell items that are not typically purchased on an everyday basis, such as clothing, books or furniture.
A table showing the CIL rates by parish is available, for convenience:
The CIL Regulations permit a CIL Charging Authority to establish an Instalment Policy offering developers more flexible payment arrangements. The East Suffolk Instalment Policy will be effective on 1 August 2023.
The CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended) allow for 100% relief for the development of social housing. The definition of social housing is set in Regulations 49 or 49A (as amended) and it covers most types of affordable housing in East Suffolk. The East Suffolk Discretionary Social Housing Relief Policy is effective from 1 August 2023.