The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities and the Mayor of London to charge a levy on new development in their area. Funds raised from the Levy are used to provide essential infrastructure required to support growth.
Section 106 agreements (also known as planning contributions) will remain in place alongside CIL but will be limited to; site specific financial contributions required to mitigate the impact of development, affordable housing, and those items of infrastructure that fall outside of the CIL Regulation 123 list (the list specifies what Enfield’s CIL will be spent on).
The Council collects the Mayoral CIL on behalf of the Mayor since April 2012; funds raised are used to help pay for Crossrail.
The Council formally adopted the CIL Charging Schedule (PDF) and associated documents (Regulation 123 List) on 23 March 2016 and the Enfield CIL takes effect on 1 April 2016.
From 1 April 2016 rates within the CIL Charging Schedule will be used to calculate developer contributions for CIL liable developments in addition to the Mayoral CIL on all applicable development located in Enfield.
The Mayoral CIL is charged at £20 per square metre across the borough.
The Enfield CIL is added to the Mayoral CIL. The Enfield CIL is comprised of different rates set according to type of use, and by location for residential developments. The Enfield CIL charging schedule sets out the rates:
The Enfield Residential CIL Charging Zones Map assists in identifying the residential CIL rates:
The Regulation 123 List details the infrastructure that Enfield intends to spend its CIL receipts on:
A decision on a planning application may require the payment of CIL if it involves new build floor area and or new residential units.
The CIL calculator helps to establish potential CIL charges. You can find it here:
When planning permission is granted for a CIL-liable development, we will issue a CIL Liability Notice alongside the Planning Decision Notice. The CIL Liability Notice will tell you the amount of CIL you need to pay before you start development. If you don’t need planning permission and you start development (under general consent or prior approval) you may still need to pay CIL if:
If your proposal meets any of the requirements for payment of CIL then you will need to complete the additional information form found on the Planning Portal.
A CIL charge will not apply in the following circumstances:
Before development starts, the person paying the CIL needs to submit a Commencement Notice to the team. They must also submit an Assumption of Liability Notice to the team. If we don’t receive these, the charge automatically defaults to the owners of the land. A surcharge may apply to each person(s) liable to pay the levy if development starts before liability is assumed.
On receipt of the Commencement Notice the Council will issue a Demand Notice (invoice) seeking payment.
The Enfield CIL instalment policy (PDF) applies to larger developments and explains when CIL payments will need to be paid across a development’s timeframe. From 1 January 2018, the revised policy (PDF) lowers the threshold that developers can pay in two instalments from £500,001 to £100,001.
You can make appeals against all aspects of the Community Infrastructure Levy, including the chargeable amount and the imposition of surcharges.
Advice on how to appeal and all the relevant forms can be found on the Planning Portal.
The CIL annual monitoring report 2016/17 (PDF) sets out CIL receipts and expenditure for the last financial year.
The Draft Charging Schedule was subject of an Examination and a public hearing session was held on 4 November 2015.
We received the planning inspector's report (PDF) on the Examination into the CIL Charging Schedule on 18 December 2015.
The Inspector concluded that the CIL Charging Schedule provides an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in Enfield. The Inspector also concludes that there is sufficient evidence to support the schedule and that the levy is set at a level that will not threaten the delivery of development across the area.
Documents referred to at the examination form part of the examination document library and can be viewed on the supporting documents page.
The Council formally adopted the CIL Charging Schedule (PDF) and associated documents (Regulation 123 list (PDF) and Instalment Policy (PDF)) on 23 March 2016 and the Enfield CIL took effect on 1 April 2016. For more information, you can view the Adoption Statement (PDF).