For certain types of development, relief or exemptions may be granted for CIL. These include:
Use the links above to find further information on what qualifies and how to claim.
Please note that relief or exemptions are not automatic and must be claimed for using the relevant forms (available through the above links). Claims must be made, and you must receive our decision, before development is commenced. Failure to do so means that relief cannot be granted. There are a number of other conditions dependent on each type of relief being applied for. You must provide all the information requested. Please see the individual sections for more information.
In some cases, the Council may issue an Information Notice to seek further information on which to determine the appeal and this must be complied with. Failure to comply means we may impose penalties.
If you assume liability and apply for, and then receive, relief and then wish to transfer liability to another party you should note that the relief will not transfer to the new liable party. This is to prevent relief being granted on land where the land is then sold for higher profits. Following transfer, the new liable party will need to apply for relief, providing all the necessary evidence.
State aid, in whatever form, may distort competition and affect trade by favouring certain parties or the production of certain goods, and is incompatible with the common market. Rules on state aid stem from a European Treaty.
All exemptions or relief from the Community Infrastructure Levy must be given in accordance with state aid rules. A collecting or charging authority must determine whether or not giving the exemption or relief would constitute a state aid.
More details on CIL and state aid can be found on the CLG website (external link)
Level 3 Privacy Notice: How we handle your data
We will use the information you provide to us to administrate the CIL liability relating to your development. As CIL has been adopted by the Council, this information is required by law.
For further information as to how we handle your data, please see the Level 2 CIL Privacy Notice. Hard copies are available on request. If you would like to discuss this notice, or how we will use your personal data, you can contact the CIL Officer via CIL@westlancs.gov.uk or on 01695 585171.
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