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Relief and Exemption

Depending on the circumstances, the following forms of relief may be available:

If you think you might qualify for relief, you should speak to the local planning authority as soon as possible. You should also seek their agreement to your formal claim before starting work on site, as in most cases, relief cannot be granted after development has commenced.

Claims for charitable relief, social housing relief or exceptional circumstances relief should be submitted on Form 2: Claiming Exemption or Relief9.

Claims for a self build exemption (relating to a whole house) should be submitted on Form 7: Self Build Exemption Claim Form Part 110 and followed by further supporting information, when the development is finished, on Form 7: Self Build Exemption Claim Form Part 211.

Claims for a self build exemption relating to a residential annex should be submitted on Form 8: Self Build Residential Annex Exemption Claim Form12.

Claims for a self build exemption relating to a residential extension should be submitted on Form 9: Self Build Residential Extension Exemption Claim Form13

The local planning authority must determine whether or not the exemption or relief would be compliant with European rules about state aid. Further information about state aid and the levy can be found here14.

Please note: The forms available in the links above should be saved to your device and then completed using the free Adobe Reader desktop software1 / mobile app2 or full Adobe Acrobat software. Many internet browsers and other software can be used to view PDF format files, but we cannot guarantee their compatibility or functionality in regard to these forms.

  1. http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
  2. https://acrobat.adobe.com/uk/en/mobile.html
  1. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy#para048
  2. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy#para057
  3. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy#para058
  4. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy#para065
  5. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy#para069
  6. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy#para076
  7. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy#para082
  8. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy#para049
  9. https://ecab.planningportal.co.uk/uploads/1app/forms/form_2_claiming_exemption_and_or_relief_v2018.pdf
  10. https://ecab.planningportal.co.uk/uploads/1app/forms/form_7_self_build_part_1_exemption_claim_v2018.pdf
  11. https://ecab.planningportal.co.uk/uploads/1app/forms/form_7_self_build_part_2_exemption_claim_v2018.pdf
  12. https://ecab.planningportal.co.uk/uploads/1app/forms/form_8_self_build_residential_annex_claim_v2018.pdf
  13. https://ecab.planningportal.co.uk/uploads/1app/forms/form_9_self_build_extension_exemption_claim_v2018.pdf
  14. http://planningguidance.communities.gov.uk/blog/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy/relief/state-aid/

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