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Appeals

Appeals can be made against all aspects of the Community Infrastructure Levy collection and enforcement system, from the levy collection authority’s calculation of the amount due, to any enforcement actions it may take.

However, an appeal system does not exist for social housing relief.

Appeals must be made before commencement, and in accordance with any deadlines specific to that ground of challenge. If the development starts before an appeal decision is received, the appeal will lapse.

Appeals should be made either to the Council, the Valuation Office (VOA) or the Planning Inspectorate (PINS).  The table below sets out which body you should apply to. 

More detail on how to apply to either the VOA or PINS can be found on the Planning Portal (external link) and on the CLG website (external link).

Grounds   of challenge

Appeal   made to

Deadline   for appeal

Notes

First   instance

Second   instance

Review   of chargeable amount

 

Council

VOA

 Within 28 days of date of liability notice (Council). Within 60 days of date of liability norice (VOA).

 

 

Apportionment   of liability

 

VOA

-

 

 

Grant   of exemption for charitable

VOA

-

Within   28 days of the date of decision on the claim for exemption

 

Lapses   if development commences before appeal decision

Grant   of exemption for residential annex

VOA

-

Within   28 days of the date of decision on the claim for exemption

 

Lapses   if development commences before appeal decision

Grant   of exemption for self building housing

VOA

            -

Within   28 days of the date of decision on the claim for exemption

Lapses   if development commences before appeal decision

 

Surcharges

Inspectorate

-

Within   28 days of the date of notification

 

Specific   conditions apply

Deemed   commencement, or deemed commencement date

Inspectorate

-

Within   28 days of the date of demand notice issue

 

Specific   conditions apply

CIL   Stop Notice

Inspectorate

-

Within   60 days of the stop notice taking effect

Specific   conditions apply. Stop Notice continues to have effect whilst appeal is   outstanding.