Community Infrastructure Levy

Information on the adopted Bournemouth CIL Charging Schedule which came into effect on 1st March 2016

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities can charge on development in their area. CIL income can be used to contribute towards the funding of infrastructure needed to support new development.

Bournemouth Borough Council formally adopted the Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule at its full Council meeting on 19th January 2016. The Cabinet Report that was taken to Council can be viewed here.

The Charging Schedule came into effect on 1st March 2016 and applies to planning decisions made from that date.

Information on how CIL income will be spent and what it is spent on can be found on the CIL Expenditure and Monitoring page

CIL Documents

Bournemouth CIL Charging Schedule

The Council also adopted two supporting policy documents :-

2020 Indexation Rates

From 1st January 2020 the RICS CIL Index published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors will be used to calculate CIL liability in accordance with Schedule 1 of the CIL (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

The table below shows how indexation will affect CIL for developments granted planning permission in Bournemouth from 1 January 2020.

CIL Rates

 Development Type

For definitions and boundary of Town Centre AAP area, please see the Bournemouth CIL Charging Schedule

CIL Charge per sqm 

2016 base date

CIL Charge per sqm

2020 calendar year rate 

Residential development (including retirement and extra care housing) outside the Town Centre AAP area £70  £86.27 
Residential development (including retirement and extra care housing inside the Town Centre AAP area) £0  £0 
Offices   £0 £0 
Light industrial / warehousing   £0 £0 
Student accommodation  £40  £49.30 
Comparison Retail inside the Town Centre AAP area   £0  £0
Comparison Retail outside the Town Centre AAP area £250  £308.12
Large scale Convenience Retail / Supermarkets inside the Town Centre AAP area  £250  £308.12
Large scale Convenience Retail / Supermarkets outside the Town Centre AAP area   £250 £308.12 
Small Scale Convenience Retail inside the Town Centre AAP area   £134 £165.15 
Small scale Convenience Retail outside the Town Centre AAP area   £134 £165.15
Hotels    £0  £0
Mixed leisure     £0  £0 
Public service and community facilities    £0 £0 
Other (standard charge uses)  £0  £0 

Source of indexation: RICS Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) index

 

Advice for applicants

Planning applications determined on or after 1st March 2016 may be liable to pay CIL. CIL will also apply to any appeal decisions allowed after the implementation date.

To enable the Council to calculate CIL liability, Form 1: CIL Additional Information will be required to validate applications for full planning permission.  Please refer to the Guidance Notes when completing this form.

CIL Guide for Developers and Applicants

We have published a Bournemouth CIL Guide for Developers and Applicants document which includes the following information:-

  • Will my development be liable to pay CIL?
  • How is CIL calculated?
  • Which CIL forms do I have to submit and when?
  • Can I claim relief or exemption from CIL?

The Planning Portal has created a CIL Webpage that includes an explanation of CIL together with the relevant CIL administration forms and guidance notes.

Download the CIL forms

A complete set of CIL forms are available here

Background to CIL Charging Schedule

An Adoption Notice was published and can be viewed below:-

CIL documents are also available for inspection at the Council's Customer Services Centre, St Stephen's Road, Bournemouth and all Bournemouth public libraries during normal opening hours.

The Bournemouth CIL Draft Charging Schedule was examined in August 2015. The Examiner published his report in October 2015

Details of the CIL Examination can be viewed on the CIL Examination webpage.

Bournemouth Borough Council submitted the CIL Draft Charging Schedule to the Planning Inspectorate for public examination on 17th April 2015.

Details of the Submission of the CIL Draft Charging Schedule and previous stages of public consultation can be viewed on the CIL Submission Webpage.