If you are applying for a development that will trigger a CIL liability (involves creation or conversion of floorspace 100sqm or more or the creation of a new dwelling) then you must complete and submit a CIL Additional Questions Form (external link), alongside all other application forms and supporting information.
The information provided on this form will enable us to determine whether or not CIL is payable and to calculate the chargeable amount. Failure to supply this information will invalidate your application and lead to delays with your planning application.
If you think existing floorspace (to be used or demolished) should be deducted as part of the CIL calculations, you must be able to demonstrate it has been in continuous lawful use for at least six months in the last three years, prior to the development being permitted. You must supply evidence to support your claim. See CIL charges and calculating CIL for more information.
If no information is received, under Regulation 40, we can deem any existing floorspace to be zero when we calculate the chargeable rate.
All forms are available from the Planning Portal but should be returned to us at the Council.
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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