Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

What types of development are liable for CIL in Solihull?

The CIL charging rates are based on viability testing, and an identified need for infrastructure. The Charging Schedule was subject to two rounds of consultation, as well as an independent Examination. The following types of development are liable:

  • Residential Development, both dwellings and care facilities
  • Retail Premises
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Restaurants and Cafes, Drinking Establishments or Hot Food Takeaways
  • Hotels
  • Car Dealerships

There are a number of exemptions and restrictions, such as certain change of use applications, self-builders and for charities, full details can be found within our Frequently Asked Questions.

How is CIL Calculated?

The amount that developers will have to pay will be calculated by:

Chargeable amount = chargeable development x chargeable rate x inflation measure.

Chargeable development - Calculated in square metres based on the net additional gross internal floor space of the development subject to deductions for demolitions and/or retained in-use buildings as set out in Regulation 40 of the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended).

Chargeable rate - This based on the type of development and/or its location. See below on details of types of development we charge CIL on.

Inflation measure - Will be the index figure for the year that the chargeable development received planning permission divided by the index figure for the year in which the charging schedule took effect.

Our Charging Schedule

Our Charging Schedule adopted in 2016 sets out our original rates, however these are updated on an annual basis. Our CIL indexation Note 2018, sets out our charging rates from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Our instalment policy sets out the thresholds for when we will expect payment to be made.

Our Process

Our process chart illustrates what information is required and at what point. Any application with the potential of being liable for CIL should submit Form 0 with your planning application. Additional forms required as part of the process are:

This should be submitted with all applications that are likely to be CIL liable.

This should be submitted as soon as your planning permission is granted.

This should be submitted at least 24 hours before development commences.

This should be submitted if you wish to claim self-build relief.

This should be submitted if you wish to transfer the liability of the charge to another party.


Our Annual monitoring reports set out how much funds are received and projects where funds have been spent:

The Regulation 123 list contains projects or types of infrastructure which may be funded partly or wholly by CIL.


Our Examination page provide further information around public examination into our charging schedule

For further information around CIL, please contact our CIL team on or 0121 704 8008.

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

Solihull Council 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

A Planning Inspector carried out the public examination of the CIL Draft Charging Schedule and approved the Levy to come into force from July 2016.

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 view the Council’s response.

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