Borough CIL and planning obligations

Our Community Infrastructure Levy, along with the Planning Obligations SPD, are to secure contributions from development to local infrastructure.


The Borough Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule sets out the Council’s rates of CIL.

  • Charging Schedule including rates and charging zone boundaries(pdf, 1667KB) - Paragraph 2.3 in the document refers to there being a mandatory exemption and relief from CIL for self build housing, residential annexes and extensions. Applicants are reminded that this must be applied for and that forms are available on the Planning Portal. CIL is index-linked to the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) All in Tender Price Index.
  • Instalments Policy(pdf, 34KB) - Note that where the total amount of CIL liability is above £500,000 and below £750,000, payment will be made in two instalments, whereby £250,000 is payable within 180 days of commencement, and the balance (up to £500,000) is payable within 240 days of commencement.
  • CIL Annual Rate Summary 2020 (pdf, 154 KB) - Note that all Indexed Rates are rounded to the nearest one pence. Rounding of the chargeable amount will take place within the calculation of the CIL

The Borough CIL Charging Schedule and Instalments Policy came into effect from 1 November 2014. These charges apply to relevant development which is approved after this date.

These operate in conjunction with the Affordable Housing SPD.

We have an agreed protocol for the withdrawal of a Liability Notice in certain limited circumstances. Specific criteria will have to be met and relevant information, as set out in the protocol, provided.

Completed application forms together with supporting information should be sent to, or the CIL Team, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham TW1 3BZ.

Planning Obligations SPD

These operate in conjunction with the Affordable Housing SPD.


The Planning Portal have developed a series of CIL forms that must be completed by the applicant when submitting a planning application.

For all CIL enquiries please email


Further guidance on the CIL can be found on the Planning Portal or Planning Practice Guidance.

How the Borough CIL was prepared

The Council’s CIL Charging Schedule was agreed by the Council on 22 July 2014. This followed receipt of the Examiner’s Report(pdf, 91KB) on 17 March 2014. The evidence prepared to support the Borough CIL, including in relation to infrastructure needs, is part of the Local Plan research.

CIL Income and Expenditure

The Council is required to publish reports on the amount of Borough CIL collected and spent annually before 31 December following the end of the relevant financial year.

Updated: 19 June 2020