Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new mechanism for raising funds for essential infrastructure from development. The levy is an amount that must be paid per square metre of qualifying development. Because of the way that this is applied in Basingstoke and Deane, the following forms of development will either not be liable for development (due to national regulations) or will have a zero charge levied on new floorspace (due to local circumstances). You are advised to carefully read the CIL Charging Schedule for specific types of development and limitations, but typically this applies to the following forms of development:

  • single dwellings
  • self-build dwellings
  • care homes, extra care and sheltered accommodation
  • wholly flatted residential schemes (where the development consists entirely of flats and is not a component of a wider residential development with a mix of dwelling types)
  • residential annexes and extensions (if under 100m2 of floorspace)
  • structures into which people do not normally go
  • structures which are not buildings
  • all affordable housing (Read the Discretionary Social Housing Relief Policy (opens in a new window) (PDF) [392kb])
  • temporary buildings
  • self-build housing
  • development for charitable purposes
  • applications for development where no buildings are proposed (e.g. mineral extraction sites)
  • all other forms of non-residential development

Please note that even though CIL may not be payable on a specific form of development, it may still be necessary to complete the relevant CIL forms. Forms are available on the CIL Administration and Collection Paying CIL webpage.

The council is a ‘Charging Authority’ and implements the levy for the area of Basingstoke and Deane Borough.

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