Community Infrastructure Levy Process and Forms

An explanation of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) process can be found on;

It is recommended that applicants refer to these pages prior to making a planning application for development.

All the forms can be downloaded from:  

Please be aware that should you be liable for CIL and you fail to pay the liable amount by the due date, Havant Borough Council will apply surcharges and interest according to the regulations.

Further information

In addition to the Planning Portal’s information on CIL, we have produced a Developer Contributions Guide which explains in detail the CIL process from the grant of planning permission to collection and when each of the CIL forms need to be submitted to the council and how CIL works alongside S106.

A quick overview of the basic process is provided as follows:

Step 1 - When submitting a planning application for new retail or residential development you should also include the CIL Additional Information Requirement Form and CIL Form 1: Assumption of Liability. This will enable the council to determine whether the proposal is liable to pay CIL and calculate the CIL liability. 

Step 2 – As soon as is practicable after planning permission first permits development, the council will issue you with a Liability Notice. The Liability Notice will set out how much CIL is payable at the point the chargeable development is commenced.

Step 3 – Before the commencement of the CIL liable development, the following forms need to then be submitted to the council:

  • Form 6 – Commencement Notice. Form 6 will notify the council when the chargeable development is to be commenced to allow us to collect the CIL payable. Form 6 must be submitted before the chargeable development commences and in addition to any notice regarding Building Regulations.

Step 4 – Following receipt of a valid Form 6 Commencement Notice, the council will then issue a Demand Notice to the person who has assumed liability to pay CIL. The Demand Notice will set out the precise details of the amount of CIL payable and payment options (including where CIL can be paid in instalments in accordance with the council’s Instalment Policy).

It is also your responsibility to notify us if there is a change in the party liable to pay CIL which can be done through submitting Form 3 – Withdrawal of Assumption of Liability or Form 4 – Transfer of Liability as applicable.

Optional Steps - If you intend to claim a self build exemption for a whole dwelling, you need to complete 'Form 7: Self Build Exemption Claim Part 1' - and obtain approval before commencing development and follow this up with supplementary information in 'Form 7: Self Build Exemption Claim Part 2' - within 6 months of completion.

If you intend to claim an exemption for a residential annex or extension, you will need to complete either ‘Form 8: Self Build Residential Annex Exemption Claim’ – or ‘Form 9: Self Build Residential Extension Claim’ – and obtain approval before commencing development.