Charging schedule and rates

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. More information about the examination process can be found on the ‘Examination Archive’ page. 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
  • 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 - based on the type of development and/or its location

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

You can use our CIL Calculator to work out how much you will need to pay.

CIL Calculator

Our Charging Schedule

Our Charging Schedule adopted in 2016 sets out our original rates, however these are updated on an annual basis. The relevant rate depends on when the planning permission was granted.  All CIL rates since 2016 can be found in our CIL Indexation Note.

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