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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Appealing against a CIL charge

To request a review of the calculation of the chargeable amount (Regulation 113 Appeal) you must write to the Council within 28 days of the liability notice being issued and before commencement. You can also submit written representations in connection with the review alongside your request.

CIL Appeals are possible on the following grounds:

  • That the Council incorrectly calculated the amount of CIL (Regulation 114 Appeal)
  • That the Council incorrectly apportioned liability between landowners (Regulation 115 Appeal)
  • That the Council incorrectly determined Charitable Relief (Regulation 116 Appeal)
  • That the Council incorrectly determined that an annex is not wholly within the curtilage of the main dwelling (Regulation 116A Appeal)
  • That the Council incorrectly determined the value of the exemption allowed in Self-Build cases (Regulation Appeal 116B)
  • That the Council incorrectly applied surcharges (Regulation 117 Appeal)
  • That the Council deemed the development to have commenced when it did not and issued a Demand Notice (Regulation 118 Appeal)
  • That the Council incorrectly issued a Stop Notice for non-payment (Regulation 119 Appeal)

In all cases, the liable party should first request an internal review by the Council, before proceeding to an appeal. In most cases, the calculation of the chargeable amount cannot be challenged after development commences.

To find further information and make an appeal, visit Gov.uk