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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.

Find out more about the Community Infrastructure Levy1.

How to claim

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) have produced guidance that details the procedure for claiming an exemption for a self-build home. Read the CIL exemption for self-build homes guidance2.

Claims for a self-build exemption (relating to a whole house) should be submitted on Form 7: Self Build Exemption Claim Form Part 13 and followed by further supporting information, when the development is finished, on Form 7: Self Build Exemption Claim Form Part 24

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    1. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy#relief-and-exemptions
    2. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy#what-is-the-procedure-for-claiming-a-self-build-exemption
    3. https://ecab.planningportal.co.uk/uploads/1app/forms/form_7_self_build_part_1_exemption_claim.pdf
    4. https://ecab.planningportal.co.uk/uploads/1app/forms/form_7_self_build_part_2_exemption_claim.pdf

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