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Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge placed on development, such as new homes and extensions to homes, according to their floor area.

You will need to pay CIL if you are:

  • creating a new dwelling or residential annex (of any size)
  • increasing the gross internal floor area by 100 square metres or more

If you are a building your own home, extending your home or building a residential annex within the grounds of your own home you may be able to apply for an exemption from paying CIL.

The CIL process begins when you submit a planning application. 

If you need to pay CIL, you can follow a step-by-step guide and download all relevant forms on our Community Infrastructure Levy Process page.

If your development consists of one or more new dwellings in European nature conservation areas within New Forest, you will have to pay a financial contribution.

Community Infrastructure Levy Process

Guidance on the CIL process for development to properties.

Does my development qualify for an exemption or relief from CIL?

Details of if and how you can apply for an exemption or relief

Monitoring of CIL money

Details of the money collected by CIL is monitored

How CIL is spent

Information of how we use CIL funds

CIL bids and expenditure

Information on how to bid for an allocation of CIL

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