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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

We have adopted a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to provide infrastructure to support new development in an efficient way. Mostly CIL will replace previous payments negotiated individually as planning obligations (known as Section 106 Agreements). We have adopted a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on how CIL and planning obligations work together.


Tools and guidance for planning applicants

Local planning application requirements for CIL.

Calculate the amount of CIL payable using the CIL calculator (please note that the CIL calculator does not include the additional indexing charge that has been applied since July 2016.  The index in July 2015 was 254, since July 2016 it is 271.  This represents an additional 6.69% on top of the charge generated by the CIL calculator).

Adopting the Community Infrastructure Levy includes: the Charging Schedule, Charging Zones, Instalment Policy, Exceptional Circumstances Relief Policy, the Viability Study and the CIL Annual Report.

Applicants are advised that Sheffield's approach to CIL differs in 2 specific areas:

  1. Automatic relief for residential extensions and annexes in most cases.
  2. Early submission of the Assumption of Liability form so we can issue a Liability Notice with the granting of planning permission.

To help applicants and agents we have provided some guidance documents that summarise the key areas of CIL, these are listed below. 

Guidance Notes

About the CIL (Planning Portal).


Contact us


Telephone the Planning Administration team on 0114 2734219

  • Modified: Dec 19, 2016 6:50:22 PM