Self-build homes

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge. The CIL was introduced by the Planning Act 2008 and acts as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to use to help them to deliver infrastructure to support the development of their region. Self-builders can claim for exemption from the CIL.

How to claim

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have produced guidance that details the procedure for claiming an exemption for a self-build home. Read the CIL exemption for self-build homes guidance.

Claims for a self-build exemption (relating to a whole house) should be submitted on Form 7: Self Build Exemption Claim Form Part 1 and followed by further supporting information, when the development is finished, on Form 7: Self Build Exemption Claim Form Part 2