Birmingham CIL – Now is the time to act!


Birmingham City Council has confirmed that, subject to full Council approval, it intends to adopt its Community Infrastructure Levy on Monday 4th January 2016.

This follows publication of the CIL Examiner’s report which concluded that the Council’s proposed CIL Charging Schedule provided an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in the city though the Examiner did have concerns over the effectiveness of the charges proposed, pointing out that ‘the vast majority of development planned in the city will not be contributing through CIL (or S.106 planning agreements) to the infrastructure requirements identified’. As such a review of the charges is recommend within the next 3 years.

What does this mean for development………

Applications granted consent before the end of 2015 will not be liable to CIL. So now is the time to get your schemes submitted to ensure it gets determined by the end of the year.

Next year the following general charges will apply:

–          Residential in high value areas – £69 per sqm

–          Residential in low value areas – £0 per sqm

–          Student Accommodation (all areas) – £69 per sqm

–          Retail convenience stores (>2,700 sqm) – £260 per sqm

Please contact a member of the team on 0121 693 8900 should you have any questions in relation to the above.