The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced by the Planning Act 2008 and enables local authorities to deliver infrastructure in support of development in their area, through the adoption of a charging schedule. It is charged at a set amount per square metre of additional floor area and increases each year on 1 January, using the value published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The CIL Regulations was amended on 1 September 2019 and detailed guidance on CIL for planning permissions granted after this date, is published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Planning permission granted before this date is subject to the previous version of the Legislation and relevant guidance. The forms used to submit information have also been amended and can be found on the Planning Portal website.

From 1 April 2019, Dorset Council became the charging authority for the rural part of the county and administers the following Charging Schedules.

The CIL rates to be charged for each team's charging schedule, from 1 January 2021, are contained in the tables below. The CIL Calculator will give an approximate value for the liability payable on a chargeable development.  Please note, the published rates and calculator are for reference only and approximate to two decimal places.  Therefore, the  liability calculated may not be the actual value for the floor area proposed that is stated on the Liability Notice.

Team C - East Dorset Area Charging Schedule

Team C - East Dorset Area Charging Schedule

Use Class Description  2021 CIL Rate per sq. m.
C3

Residential (more than 10 units)

£81.50

C3

Residential (10 units or less or less than 1000sqm)

£174.65

C3

Residential on the following New Neighbourhood sites (allocated in the Core Strategy) which provide their own Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANG) as mitigation for European sites:

Cuthbury Allotments and St Margaret's Hill (WMC5) - 220 dwellings

Cranborne Road, North Wimborne (WMC6) - 600 dwellings

South of Leigh Road (WMC8) - 350 dwellings

Lockyers School and land North of Corfe Mullen (CM1) - 250 dwellings

Holmwood House New Neighbourhood (FWP3) - 150 dwellings (resolution to grant planning permission)

East of New Road, West Parley (FWP6) - 320 dwellings

West of New Road, West Parley (FWP7) - 150 dwellings

North Western Verwood New Neighbourhood (VTSW4) - 230 dwellings

North Eastern Verwood New Neighbourhood (VTSW5) - 65 dwellings (resolution to grant planning permission)

Stone Lane, Wimborne (WMC6) - 90 dwellings

Zero Rated

C3

Residential on sites of 40 or more dwellings where on-site SANG is required by the Local Planning Authority

Zero Rated

 N/A

Extra Care Housing and Housing for Vulnerable People (developments that comprise self-contained homes with design features and support services available to enable self-care and independent living)

£46.57

 N/A

Hotels 

Zero Rated

 N/A

Care Homes

£46.57

 N/A

Offices

Zero Rated

 N/A

Light Industrial / Warehousing 

Zero Rated

 N/A

Convenience Retail 

£128.80

 N/A

Comparison Retail 

Zero Rated

 N/A

Public service and Community Facilities

Zero Rated

 N/A

Standard Charge (all other uses not covered)

Zero Rated

Team E - Purbeck Area Charging Schedule

Team E - Purbeck Area Charging Schedule
Use Class Description 2021 CIL Rate per sq. m.
 A1

Retail 

 £106.73

 A2

Financial & Professional Sevices in town centre

 £28.46

 A3

Restaurants / Cafes

 £28.46

 A4

Drinking Establishments

 £28.46

 A5

Hot Food Takeaways

 £28.46

 B1 (a)

Offices 

 Zero Rated

 B1 (b)

Research & Development

 Zero Rated

 B1 (c)

Light Industrial

 Zero Rated

 B2

General Industrial

 Zero Rated

 B8

Storage & Distribution

 Zero Rated

 C1

Hotels & Guesthouses

 Zero Rated

 C2   

Residential Institutions

 Zero Rated

Care Homes 

Swanage/The Coast

£142.31

Wareham/Purbeck Rural Fringe

 £42.69

Upton/Purbeck Rural Centre

 Zero Rated

C3   

Sheltered and Retirement Housing 

Swanage/The Coast

 £142.31

Wareham/Purbeck Rural Fringe

 £42.69

Upton/Purbeck Rural Centre

 Zero Rated

C3/C4   

Other Residential Dwellings 

Swanage/The Coast

 £256.15

Wareham/Purbeck Rural Fringe

 £142.31

Purbeck Rural Centre

 £42.69

Upton

 £14.23

 D1

Non Residential Institutions

 Zero Rated

 D2

Assembly & Leisure

 Zero Rated

Team F - West Dorset Area Charging Schedule

Team F - West Dorset Area Charging Schedule
 Use Class Description 2021 CIL Rate per sq. m. 
 C3 Dwellings  £123.00
 C3 Dwellings with Restricted Holiday Use  £123.00
 C3 Essential Rural Workers' Dwellings  Zero Rated
 N/A All other development Zero Rated
 N/A

Strategic Site Allocations:

Littlemoor Urban Extension - LITT1

Chickerell Urban Extension - CHIC2

Land at Crossways - CRS1

Land at Vearse Farm - BRID1

 Zero Rated

Team G - Weymouth & Portland Area Charging Schedule

Team G - Weymouth & Portland Area Charging Schedule

Use Class Description 2021 CIL Rate per sq. m.
 C3

Dwellings (all areas except Portland)

 £114.39

 C3

Dwellings (Portland)

 £98.40

 C3

Dwellings with restricted holiday holiday use (all areas except Portland)

 £114.39

 C3

Dwellings with restricted holiday use (Portland)

 £98.40

 C3

Essential rural workers' dwellings

 Zero Rated

 N/A

All other development

  Zero Rated

 N/A

Strategic site allocations:

LITT1 - Littlemoor urban extension

WEY10 - Markham & Little Francis

 Zero Rated

The total amount of liability calculated for a development can be paid in instalments, in accordance with the instalment policies currently adopted for each Charging Schedule area.

The Team E - Purbeck Charging Schedule is currently under review alongside the Local Plan Review PLP1.

In accordance with CIL Regulation 121A, the council has produced the annual infrastructure funding statement for financial year 2019/20. 

In accordance with CIL Regulation 59A, the council has a duty to pay a proportion of the relevant CIL receipts from chargeable development that occurs within the area administered by a Town or Parish Council.  The amount paid is either 25% for councils with an adopted Neighbourhood Plan and 15% for those councils without an adopted plan.  In accordance with CIL Regulation 59D, payments are made in April and October of each year to cover the receipts collected in the previous six months, respectively and Town & Parish Council CIL Payments show the amounts paid to date.   

See information about planning legal agreements and compliance. To view previous monitoring reports or other documents, contact us.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Planning Obligations

Email: CIL@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
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