Wealden District Council
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CIL Process

Stage 1: CIL Additional Information Requirement Form (responsibility of Applicant/Agent)

All full, reserved matters and domestic planning application for the types of development included in the CIL Charging Schedule must be accompanied by Form 1: CIL Additional Information Requirement Form . The CIL Guidance notes  will help you to complete this form.

NOTE: A Planning application will be invalid without a correctly completed CIL Additional Information Requirement Form.

During the determination of a planning application, if amended plans are submitted which change the floor area, then an amended CIL Application Form must be sent to the Council. Where this form is not received, this could delay the issuing of the decision notice.

Stage 2: Liability to pay CIL (responsibility of Applicant/Agent)

At the time of submitting the planning application or before determination of planning permission, submit Form 2: Assumption of Liability  and any relevant Exemption Form if you consider the development should be offered relief from paying CIL. (If the liable party changes you can withdraw or transfer the liability at any time before the development commences using Form 3 or 4 (whichever is applicable)).

Stage 3: Liability Notice (responsibility of Council)

Where the planning permission is granted, the Council will issue a Liability Notice to the parties that have assumed liability (or the Applicant/Agent if no one has assumed liability). This will detail how much CIL will be payable (even if this is £0 where an exemption has been applied). The Liability Notice is registered as a local land charge.

Stage 4: Commencement Notice (responsibility of Applicant/Agent)

Before you commence work on site (including demolition) submit  Form 6: Commencement Notice , and the Form 2 : Assumption of Liability Notice  (if not already provided), notifying the Council of the exact date that commencement will take place.

NOTE: This must be sent to the Council and also have received the Council’s confirmation prior to commencement of development (including any demolition). This is in addition to notifying Building Control on the commencement of works.

Stage 5: Demand Notice (responsibility of the Council)

Where applicable, the Council will issue a Demand Notice from the date of Commencement and an Invoice for CIL payment (unless exemptions are granted).

NOTE: If a Self Build Exemption has been applied and CIL is not therefore payable, the liable parties will be required to submit a further Self Build Exemption Form 7 Part 2 , together with the required documentation to prove self build within 6 months of the date of completion. Should the property be sold/let within 3 years of the completion date the CIL amount will become payable in full.

Stage 6: (responsibility of Applicant/Agent)

CIL paid in line with payment procedure.

Stage 7: (responsibility of the Council)

Receipt for payment issued and local land charge removed where payment mad