Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Following the Examination and approval at Full Council in April 2016, we will commence charging our CIL on Monday 4 July 2016

From Monday 9 May 2016, all applications creating over 100sqm of new floorspace, 100 sqm of change of use, or a new dwelling, including prior approvals under permitted development will require a CIL Additional Information Form.

Please note CIL will be chargeable on all relevant applications at the time planning permission first permits development

In April 2010 new regulations were introduced that allows local authorities to set up a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

CIL is a tariff charged on development, at a locally set rate, to fund infrastructure needs arising from new development in the Borough. This can include transport schemes; flood defences; schools; health & social care facilities; parks & green spaces; cultural & sports facilities.

The CIL charging rates are included within a Charging Schedule, and can vary with type of development, location within the Borough, and size of the development. The rates are based on viability testing, and an identified need for infrastructure. For each new liable development, CIL is calculated according to the floorspace of the development and the rates within an adopted Charging Schedule.

To help with your queries, the Council has produced a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule (April 2016)

Following the Examination and approval at Full Council, the Council will commence charging CIL on Monday 4 July 2016

The following documents are available to view

Copies of the above documents are also available for public inspection at  Solihull Connect walk in centres and libraries during normal hours

Planning Applications

If your development is liable for CIL, you should complete and submit a CIL Additional Information Form and an Assessment of Liability Notice alongside your planning application

Further information can be found on the Planning Portal

Examination of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule (March 2015)


Solihull Council has submitted its CIL Draft Charging Schedule to the Planning Inspectorate for public examination in accordance with Section 212 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) and Regulation 19 of the Community Infrastructure levy Regulations 2010 (as amended).

The CIL Draft Charging Schedule, evidence base and other documents supporting the submission are available to view via the attachements on the right hand side of the page. Electronic copies of the documents are also available to view at all libraries in the borough and paper copies are available at the following Solihull Connect walk in centres.

  • Theatre Square, Solihull
  • Shirley
  • Chelmsley Wood
  • Balsall Common

A Planning Inspector will carry out the public examination of the CIL Draft Charging Schedule. Information on the progress of the public examination such as the start date for any hearings will be posted on these web pages as soon as they are available.

For more information, please contact the Policy and Spacial Planning team on psp@solihull.gov.uk or 0121 704 8358

Consultation on the Draft Charging Schedule (Now Closed)

On 21st October 2013 the Council published its Draft Charging Schedule and Draft Regulation 123 list for public consultation. The consultation ran for 6 weeks and 28 responses were received. The representations made to the Draft Charging Schedule have now been considered and you can view the Council’s response.

On 10th April 2014 Full Cabinet approved the submission of the Draft Charging Schedule to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination.

Consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (Now Closed)

On 15th March 2013 the Council published its Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for public consultation. The consultation ran for 6 weeks and 35 responses were received. The representations made to the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule have now been considered and you can can view the Council’s response.

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