Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Appeals

Appeals can be made against all aspects of the Community Infrastructure Levy collection and enforcement system, from the levy collection authority’s calculation of the amount due, to any enforcement actions it may take.

Appeals should be made either to the Council (as a written request for a Review of chargeable amount under Regulation 113), the Valuation Office (VOA) or the Planning Inspectorate (PINS). The table below sets out which body you should apply to.

More detail on how to lodge a CIL appeal can be found on the GOV.UK website as part of the National Planning Practice Guidance, with specific details as follows:

Grounds of challenge

Appeal made to

 

Deadline for appeal

Notes

 

First instance

Second instance

   

Review of chargeable amount (Reg 113 and Reg114)

Council

VOA

Within 28 days of date of Liability Notice (Council).

Within 60 days of date of Liability Notice (VOA).

 

Apportionment of liability (Reg 115)

VOA

-

   

Grant of charitable relief (Reg 116)

VOA

-

Within 28 days of the date of decision on the claim for relief

Lapses if development commences before appeal decision

Grant of exemption for residential annex (Reg 116A)

VOA

-

Within 28 days of the date of decision on the claim for exemption

Lapses if development commences before appeal decision

Grant of exemption for self building housing (Reg 116B)

VOA

-

Within 28 days of the date of decision on the claim for exemption

 

Lapses if development commences before appeal decision

 

Surcharges (Reg 117)

PINS

-

Within 28 days of the date of notification

Specific conditions apply

Deemed commencement, or deemed commencement date (Reg 118)

PINS

-

Within 28 days of the date of Demand Notice issue

Specific conditions apply

CIL Stop Notice (Reg 119)

PINS

-

Within 60 days of the stop notice taking effect

Specific conditions apply. Stop Notice continues to have effect whilst appeal is outstanding.

Page last updated: 25/08/2017