Community Infrastructure Levy

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

The Community Infrastructure Levy 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.

CIL Documents

The adopted CIL Charging Schedule can be downloaded below.

Please note that the CIL rates set out in the Charging Schedule are subject to indexation. CIL rates are index linked from the year when CIL is introduced to the year when planning permission is granted, using the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) All-in Tender Price Index. This means that the rates shown in the 2016 Charging Schedule will change from the 1st January 2017 and thereafter annually on the 1st January each year.

The Council also adopted two supporting policy documents :-

Advice for applicants

Planning applications determined on or after 1st March 2016 may be liable to pay CIL. This includes situations where a resolution to grant planning permission subject to a S106 agreement is made before CIL is implemented but the formal grant of planning permission is made on or after 1st March 2016. CIL will also apply to any appeal decisions allowed after the implementation date.

To enable the Council to calculate CIL liability, a CIL Additional Information Requirement Form 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

The forms mentioned above are also 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.

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