Applicant information

CIL Indexation

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 6.3% 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.

The 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:-

  1. Automatic relief for residential extensions and annexes in most cases.
  2. Early submission of the Assumption of Liability form so we can issue a Liability Notice with the granting of planning permission.

The 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. 

Guidance Notes

  1. Penalties and Surcharges
  2. Social Housing Relief
  3. Charitable Development Relief
  4. Self-Build Dwellings Relief
  5. Residential Annex and Extension Relief
  6. Exceptional Circumstances Relief
  7. Request to Review CIL Charge
  8. CIL appeals

Useful resources

Further Information

Download our ‘Frequently Asked Question’ guide.

For any further information please email cil@wakefield.gov.uk

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