CIL appeals, surcharges and enforcement

Appeals can be made against all aspects of the CIL collection and enforcement system, from the CIL collection authority’s calculation of the amount due to any enforcement actions it may take.

Seeking a review of the levy

If you feel that the amount of Community Infrastructure Levy set out in your Liability Notice has been calculated incorrectly, you can ask the council to review the calculation. Requests must be made in writing and within 28 days of the date on which the liability notice was issued along with any evidence you may feel is appropriate to support your request to the levy collecting authority.

How the council will conduct the review and notify you of the outcome

When the council receives a request to review the amount, it will ensure that the person conducting the review is senior to the one who carried out the original calculation. The council will notify you of the decision of the review within 14 days of receiving your request giving reasons for its decision.

NB: Where development is commenced before you receive notification of this decision, the review will lapse and the original amount will become due for payment in the manner set out in the demand notice.

Right of appeal against decision made following a review

If you are dissatisfied with the decision of the council or have not been notified within 14 days, you may appeal to the Valuations Office Agency (VOA) VOA appeal CIL. This appeal must be made no later than 60 days beginning with the day on which the Liability Notice was issued.

NB: You may not appeal to the VOA on how the Community Infrastructure Levy amount due was calculated if development has commenced. The appeal will also lapse if development commences before you have been told of the outcome of the appeal.