CIL payments must be index linked from the year that the CIL was introduced to the year that planning permissions are granted.
The index we must use is the national All-in-Tender Price Index published by the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS).
All-in-Tender Price Index are applied to all new liabilities.
An increase of 17.7% to the current CIL rates applies.
The Community Infrastructure Levy is a new planning charge, introduced by the Government through the Planning Act 2008 to provide a fair and transparent means for ensuring that development contributes to the cost of the infrastructure it will rely upon, such as schools and roads. The Levy applies to most new buildings and charges are based on the size and type of new floorspace. Details can be found within the 'CIL Process and Guidance’ document.
Tools and guidance for planning applicants
You can use the
Charging Zone Map to see if your property is liable for a CIL charge. The map shows each charging zones for residential use and you can use the figure to enter into the CIL calculator to see how much CIL liability your development will have. Please be aware warehouse and retail charges cover the whole district.
Calculate the amount of CIL payable using the
CIL calculator. Please note that
indexation will apply.
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Approval
pages includes details of CIL Adoption: the Examination Report, Charging Schedule, Charging Zones, Instalment Policy, Exceptional Circumstances Relief and the Viability Study.
Applicants are advised that Wakefield's approach to CIL differs in 2 specific areas:-
Automatic relief for residential extensions and annexes in most cases.
Early submission of the Assumption of Liability form so we can issue a Liability Notice with the granting of planning permission.
Planning Portal provides more information and guidance on CIL. All application forms can be downloaded from there.
To help applicants and agents we have provided some guidance documents that summarise the key areas of CIL, these are listed below.
Penalties and Surcharges
Social Housing Relief
Charitable Development Relief
Self-Build Dwellings Relief
Residential Annex and Extension Relief
Exceptional Circumstances Relief
- CIL Lawful use guidance
Request to Review CIL Charge
Download our ‘Frequently Asked Question’ guide.
For any further information please email