West Berkshire Council

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - Forms and Guidance

Which CIL form to submit, and when

If your planning application is for one of the types of development that may be liable for CIL, you will need to follow the process detailed below. Please read all of the steps carefully:

Step 1

When submitting a planning application forpdf icon certain application types [36kb], you must complete and send us this form:

CIL Planning Application Additional Information Requirement Form (PAAIR Form) 

otherwise your application will be deemed invalid. The information supplied on your PAAIR form will help us determine whether or not CIL is payable, and if it is, calculate a provisional CIL amount. See the Guidance about the PAAIR Form for supplementary guidelines on completing the form.

If you know at this point who the person or party is that will be paying the CIL charge you should also submit an Assumption of Liability form.

After you have submitted the Assumption of Liability form, if you consider that your development, or part of it, should be exempt from CIL then you may also wish to submit one of the following forms:


Step 2

If planning permission is granted or a planning appeal allowed, we will issue a CIL Liability Notice which will detail how much CIL is payable.


Step 3

Before any works start on the development site, in ALL cases, a Commencement Notice should be submitted to us. If you don't do this you will lose the right to payment by instalments (where applicable), lose any exemptions already granted and a surcharge will be imposed. 
In addition:

  • Any exemption you are claiming must have been formally granted by us before works start (as detailed in Step 1)
  • An Assumption of Liability form should be submitted now if you have not already done so in Step 1
  • If the type of development means that CIL is payable, but planning permission is not required (for example, if yours is Permitted Development), then a Notice of Chargeable Development form should be submitted (this includes an assumption of liability section)


Step 4

Upon receipt of the Commencement Notice we will issue a CIL Demand Notice detailing the amount of CIL payable and when it is due. If no-one has assumed liability to pay CIL before the Demand Notice is issued then the liability defaults to the owner(s) of the land and a surcharge will be due.


Step 5

Any changes of circumstances regarding the liability of the person or party who has assumed liability to pay CIL, means you should submit either a Withdrawal of Assumption of Liability or a Transfer of Assumed Liability as soon as possible and before the final payment of CIL is due.


Step 6

If yours is a self-build development, and you have claimed an exemption by submitting the Exemption Claim Form:Part 1, then on completion of works, you will need to submit Self Build Exemption Claim Form: Part 2.

Further Information

Our CIL webpage has further information about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) in West Berkshire. You can see further guidance on which form(s) to submit on the Planning Portal.

Who To Contact

For queries about Community Infrastructure Levy, S106 Planning Obligations and payment of Developer Contributions

01635 519111