Guidance

Appeal a community infrastructure levy notice under Regulation 117, 118 or 119

How to appeal a community infrastructure levy notice under Regulation 117, 118 or 119.

Applies to England

1. When you can appeal

You may appeal against a surcharge (Regulation 117) imposed by the Community Infrastructure Levy collecting authority on the following grounds:

  • the claimed breach which led to the imposition of the surcharge did not occur;
  • the collecting authority did not serve a liability notice in respect of the chargeable development to which the surcharge relates; or
  • that the surcharge has been calculated incorrectly.
  • appealing against a surcharge will suspend its effect until the Planning Inspectorate has decided the appeal in question.

You may appeal against any decision by the levy collecting authority where you disagree with the deemed commencement date given in the Demand Notice (Regulation 118).

You may appeal against the issue of a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) stop notice (Regulation 119) where:

  • the collecting authority did not serve a warning notice before imposing the CIL stop notice; or
  • the development for which the CIL stop notice was imposed has not commenced.

Deadline for appealing

  • appeals against a surcharge (Regulation 117) must be made within 28 days of the surcharge

  • appeals against a decision by the levy collecting authority to deem that development has commenced (Regulation 118) must be made within 28 days of the date the notice was issued

  • appeals against CIL stop notices must be made within 60 days of the date the notice takes effect.

2. How to appeal

Make your appeal by filling in the appeal form (ODT, 45.2 KB).

See the guide on how to complete your appeal form.

3. Comment on an appeal

Anyone can comment on a community infrastructure levy appeal.

4. After you appeal

The Planning Inspectorate will check your appeal to make sure it’s valid. They’ll tell you the start date, what happens next and how long your appeal may take.

If anyone behaves unreasonably

You can apply for an ‘award of costs’ if anyone involved in your appeal has cost you money by behaving unreasonably, eg missing deadlines. You can have costs awarded against you too.

You can complain about how the Planning Inspectorate handled your appeal. There’s no time limit for complaints.

5. If you disagree with the appeal decision

You can challenge the decision in the High Court if you think the Planning Inspectorate made a legal mistake.

Get advice from a lawyer if you’re unsure about this.

6. Contact

Contact The Planning Inspectorate

7. Recent decisions

APP/X0360/L/17/1200107 – Decision Date 23 October 2017 (PDF, 116 KB, 2 pages) APP/G2245/L/17/1200132 – Decision date 23 October 2017 (PDF, 98.7 KB, 2 pages) APP/W5780/L/17/1200106 – decision dated 20 October 2017 (PDF, 109 KB, 3 pages)

APP/R0335/L/17/1200103 decision dated 18 October 2017 (PDF, 124 KB, 2 pages) APP/G5750/L/17/1200092 Decision dated 27 September 2017 (PDF, 120 KB, 4 pages) APP/T5720/L/17/1200089 Decision dated 7 September 2017 (PDF, 107 KB, 3 pages) APP/T5720/L/17/1200089 Costs decision dated 7 September 2017 (PDF, 91.7 KB, 1 page)

APP/K0235/L/17/1200101: Application for costs - Decision dated 8 August 2017 (PDF, 92.1 KB, 1 page) APP/K0235/L/17/1200101 Decision dated 8 August 2017 (PDF, 118 KB, 2 pages)

APP/L3245/L/17/1200095 Decision dated 08 August 2017 (PDF, 152 KB, 3 pages) APP/L3245/L/16/1200070 Decision dated 4 August 2017 (PDF, 149 KB, 3 pages) APP/G1250/L/17/1200105 Decision dated 27/07/2017 (PDF, 101 KB, 2 pages)

APP/Q1255/L/17/1200098 Decision dated 20 July 2017 (PDF, 104 KB, 2 pages) APP/Q1255/L/17/1200100 Decision dated 20 July 2017 (PDF, 103 KB, 2 pages)

APP/K0235/L/16/1200082 Decision dated 19 July 2017 (PDF, 140 KB, 4 pages) APP/K0235/L/16/1200082: Application for costs Appellant dated 19 July 2017 (PDF, 95 KB, 2 pages) APP/K0235/L/16/1200082: Application for costs Council dated 19 July 2017 (PDF, 112 KB, 2 pages)

APP/D3315/L/17/1200094 Decision dated 20 June 2017 (PDF, 102 KB, 2 pages) APP/F0114/L/17/1200096 Decision dated 19 June 2017 (PDF, 104 KB, 2 pages) APP/G1250/L/16/1200088 Decision dated 16 June 2017 (PDF, 116 KB, 2 pages) APP/X4725/L/17/1200099 Decision dated 16 June 2017 (PDF, 103 KB, 2 pages) APP/P5870/L/16/1200066 & 1200068 Decision dated 30/05/2017 (PDF, 115 KB, 2 pages) APP/X4725/L/16/1200071 Decision dated 4/05/2017 (PDF, 129 KB, 3 pages) APP/P0119/L/16/1200073 Decision dated 18/05/2017 (PDF, 141 KB, 3 pages) APP/K3605/L/16/1200069 Decision dated 21 April 2017 (PDF, 175 KB, 5 pages) APP/Z2830/L/16/1200075 Decision dated 29/03/2017 (PDF, 125 KB, 3 pages) APP/X4725/L/16/1200077 - Appeal decision dated 10 March 2017 (PDF, 102 KB, 2 pages) APP/P2365/L/16/1200065 - Appeal decision issued 03 March 2017 (PDF, 103 KB, 2 pages) APP/T5720/L/16/1200061 Appeal decision dated 10 February 2017 (PDF, 105 KB, 2 pages) APP/D1590/L/16/1200060 - Appeal decision issued 19 January 2017 (PDF, 118 KB, 2 pages) APP/Q1255/L/16/1200058 - Appeal decision issued 2 December 2016 (PDF, 99.3 KB, 2 pages) APP/K3605/L/16/1200063 - Appeal decision issued 19 January 2017 (PDF, 97.1 KB, 2 pages) APP/A1910/L/16/1200056 - Appeal Decision issued 11 January 2017 (PDF, 101 KB, 2 pages) APP/W0340/L/16/1200052 - Appeal decision issued 12 January 2017 (PDF, 98.3 KB, 2 pages) APP/P3610/L/16/1200055 - Appeal decision issued on 2 December 2016 (PDF, 108 KB, 2 pages) APP/H5960/L/16/1200049 Decision issued 11 Novemebr 2016 (PDF, 117 KB, 3 pages) APP/G3110/L/16/1200051 Decision issued 1 November 2016 (PDF, 112 KB, 2 pages) Chichester District Council - APP/L3815/L/16/1200046 - Decision issued 21 October 2016 (PDF, 55.4 KB, 2 pages) Taunton Deane Borough Council - APP/D3315/L/16/1200045 - Decision issued 15 September 2016 (PDF, 119 KB, 2 pages) APP/T5720/L/16/1200043 Decision isued 19th August 2016 (PDF, 101 KB, 2 pages) Poole Borough Council - APP/Q1255/L/16/1200036 Decision issued 8 July 2016 (PDF, 128 KB, 3 pages) South Lakeland District Council, APP/X1735/L/16/1200038 Decision issued 01 July 2016 (PDF, 111 KB, 2 pages) London Borough of Croydon, APP/L5240/L/15/1200030 - Decision issued 17 March 2016 (PDF, 156 KB, 3 pages) Trafford Metropolitan District Council, APP/Q4245/L/15/1200032, Decision issued 15 January 2016 (PDF, 116 KB, 2 pages) Southampton City Council, APP/D1780/L/15/1200028 - Decision issued on 5 November 2015 (PDF, 102 KB, 2 pages) London Borough of Hounslow, APP/F5540/L/14/1200013 – Decision issued 17 September 2015 (PDF, 132 KB, 4 pages) London Borough of Hounslow, APP/F5540/L/15/1200024 – Decision issued 20 August 2015 (PDF, 101 KB, 2 pages) London Borough of Ealing, APP/A5270/L/14/1200016 – Decision issued 14 July 2015 (PDF, 131 KB, 3 pages) Preston City Council, APP/N2345/L/14/1200019 – Decision issued 29 June 2015 (PDF, 131 KB, 3 pages) Purbeck District Council, APP/B1225/L/15/1200022 – Decision issued 5 June 2015 (PDF, 114 KB, 2 pages) London Borough of Merton, APP/T5720/L/14/1200015 – Decision issued 8 May 2015 (PDF, 80.1 KB, 4 pages) Havant Borough Council, APP/X1735/L/14/1200017 - Decision issued 9 January 2015 (PDF, 99.1 KB, 3 pages) Southampton City Council, APP/D1780/L/14/1200010 - Decision issued 17 July 2014 (PDF, 119 KB, 3 pages) Preston City Council, APP/N2345/L/14/1200007 - Decision issued 5 June 2014 (PDF, 140 KB, 5 pages)

8. How we use your information

The Planning Inspectorate takes its data protection responsibilities for the information you provide us with very seriously. To find out more about how we use and manage your personal data, please go to our privacy notice.

The Valuation Office Agency publish Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) appeal decisions.

Published 1 January 2012
Last updated 5 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. APP/PO119/L/20/1200433, APP/T5150/L/20/1200429, APP/U2235/L/20/1200444, APP/K3415/L/20/1200446, APP/L3815/L/20/1200448 and APP/J4423/L/20/1200456 decisions

  2. Replacement of appeal form and how to appeal guide with accessible files.

  3. Page updated with link to the Planning Inspectorate new Privacy Policy

  4. New decision letter added: APP/Y9507/L/20/1200441

  5. New decision published: APP/F1610/L/20/1200395

  6. APP/V1260/L/20/1200417 Decision added

  7. New decision published: APP/C1435/L/20/1200440

  8. APP/R0660/L/20/1200436 Decision published

  9. APP/U2235/L/20/1200435 and APP/L5240/L/20/1200423 decisions published

  10. Appeal decision added - APP/N1920/L/20/1200390

  11. APP/U3935/L/19/1200394 decision added

  12. APP/K3415/L/20/120043 decision added

  13. APP/W4708/L/20/1200408 and APP/C1435/L/20/1200422 decisions

  14. APP/X1165/L/19/1200351 - Decision date: 8 December 2020

  15. APP/C3620/L/19/1200360 Decision dated 1 December 2020

  16. APP/H5390/L/20/1200416 Decision date: 27 November 2020

  17. APP/U2235/L/20/1200425 and APP/Y9507/L/20/1200403 decisions added

  18. APP/U2235/L/20/1200425 Decision dated 18 November 2020

  19. APP/X3405/L/20/1200419 Decision added

  20. APP/A1910/L/20/1200405 and APP/M0933/L/20/1200421 decisions added

  21. APP/A1910/L/20/1200402 - Decision date: 28 October 2020

  22. New decision added for APP/W4705/L/20/1200399 (decision date: 20 October 2020)

  23. APP/C1245/L/20/1200386 - Decision date: 11 September 2020

  24. APP/W0340/L/19/1200393 decision added

  25. APP/N5660/L/20/1200373 Decision added

  26. APP/P0119/L/19/1200345 and APP/R3650/L/20/1200397 decisions

  27. APP/F0114/L/19/1200323 decision added

  28. APP/L5240/L/20/1200389 Decision added

  29. APP/V3310/L/19/1200344 and APP/V3500/L/1200356 decisions added

  30. APP/C1435/L/20/1200381 and APP/C3620/L/19/1200366 Decisions added

  31. APP/D0840/L/20/1200392 Decision added

  32. APP/F0114/L/20/1200384 decision added

  33. APP/C3620/L/20/1200391 decision added

  34. APP/C1245/L/20/1200387 decision added

  35. APP/A1910/L/20/1200378 decision added

  36. APP/C1435/L/19/1200365 and APP/R3650/L/20/1200379 decisions added

  37. APP/X4725/L/19/1200314 and 315 – 118 decision added

  38. APP/G5750/L/20/1200375, APP/A1910/L/1200353 and APP/C1435/L/19/1200369 decisions published

  39. APP/N5090/L/19/1200358 Decision added

  40. APP/Z2830/L/19/1200348 Decision added

  41. APP/G1440/L/19/1200361 Decision added

  42. APP/R0660/L/19/1200319 & APP/P1133/L/19/1200337 decisions added

  43. APP/N5090/L/19/1200338, APP/J1860/L/19/1200341 & APP/U5360/L/19/1200349 Decisions added

  44. APP/A3010/L/19/1200329 decision added

  45. APP/A1910/L/19/1200336 and APP/L5810/L/19/1200320 decisions

  46. APP/W0340/L/19/1200307 Decision and Costs decisions added

  47. APP/N1920/L/19/1200327 decision

  48. APP/C3620/L/19/1200287 Decision added

  49. APP/C1435/L/19/1200304, APP/Z3825/L/19/1200335 and APP/Z3825/L/19/1200334 decisions added

  50. APP/F0114/L/19/1200325 and APP/K0235/L/19/1200322 decisions added

  51. APP/C1435/L/19/1200305 decision added

  52. APP/J4423/L/19/1200298 Decision added

  53. APP/E1210/L/19/1200303 Decision added

  54. APP/X4725/L/19/1200321 Decision published

  55. APP/F0114/L/19/1200295 and APP/C1435/L/19/1200294 decisions added

  56. APP/L5240/L/19/1200292 Decision added

  57. APP/P5870/L/19/1200278, APP/Q1255/L/19/1200286 and APP/T5150/L/19/1200293 decisions added

  58. APP/G5750/L/19/1200288 Decision

  59. APP/C1245/L/19/1200283 Decision added

  60. APP/C1435/L/19/1200277, APP/C1435/L/19/1200279, APP/W3520/L/19/1200281, and APP/G5750/L/19/1200284 decisions added.

  61. APP/D1590/L/19/1200262 and APP/D1590/L/19/1200255 decisions added

  62. APP/L5240/L/19/1200268 Decision added

  63. APP/J3720/L/19/1200273 decision and costs decision

  64. APP/A5840/L/19/1200247 decision added

  65. APP/Z2830/L/17/1200253, APP/P3610/L/1200266, APP/P3610/L/1200266 – Costs and APP/W0340/L/19/1200267

  66. APP/E5900/L/1200265 Decision and Costs decision

  67. APP/L5240/L/19/1200256 Decision added

  68. APP/R5510/L/19/1200269 and APP/K0235/L/19/1200251 Decisions added

  69. APP/W0340/L/18/1200246

  70. APP/G1250/L/19/1200250 Decision added

  71. APP/L5240/L/19/1200249 – decision added

  72. APP/L5240/L/18/1200243 - Decision added

  73. APP/U5360/L/18/1200228 decision added

  74. APP/J4423/L/18/1200239 decision added

  75. APP/L5240/L/18/1200237 and APP/W0340/L/18/1200241 Decisions

  76. APP/A1910/L/18/1200234 decision added

  77. APP/F0114/L/18/1200229 decision added

  78. APP/U5360/L/18/1200230 Decision added and form and guidance updated with new email address.

  79. APP/E0345/L/18/1200227 Decision added

  80. APP/U5360/L/18/1200224 and APP/W0340/L/18/1200222 Decisions

  81. APP/D1590/L/18/120021, APP/D1780/L/18/1200220 & APP/L5810/L/18/1200223 Decisions

  82. APP/H1840/L/18/1200218 and APP/P1940/L/18/1200217 decisions added

  83. APP/L3245/L/18/1200207 Decisions added

  84. APP/B1740/L/18/1200213 Decision added

  85. APP/C3620/L/18/1200216 Decision added

  86. APP/M1710/L/18/1200212 Decision added

  87. APP/C3620/L/18/1200214 added

  88. APP/L5810/L/18/1200197, APP/L3245/L/18/1200205 & APP/L3245/L/18/1200199 Decisions added

  89. APP/X4725/L/18/1200208 decision added

  90. APP/G2245/L/18/1200192 decision added

  91. APP/G1250/L/18/1200194 – 117a, APP/H5960/L/18/1200196 – 117a, APP/J4423/L/18/1200193 – 117b decisions added.

  92. New decision added

  93. APP/J1860/L/18/1200180 and APP/L5240/L/18/1200186 decisions added

  94. APP/L3245/L/18/1200178 Decision added

  95. APP/L5240/L/18/1200174 and APP/W0340/L/18/1200177 decisions added

  96. APP/U1105/L/18/1200175 and APP/L5240/L/18/1200176 Decisions added

  97. APP/F0114/L/18/1200172 decision added

  98. APP/N5090/L/18/1200166 Decision added

  99. APP/N5090/L/18/1200164, APP/N5090/L/18/1200164 – Costs & APP/G1250/L/18/1200171 added

  100. APP/F5540/L/17/1200155 decision

  101. APP/L5240/L/17/1200159 & APP/L5240/L/18/1200162 decisions added

  102. APP/L3815/L/17/1200149 decision added

  103. APP/L3245/L/17/1200160 Decision added

  104. APP/P1235/L/17/1200144 Decision published

  105. Privacy statement added

  106. Privacy statement added in line with GDPR

  107. APP/B1740/L/17/1200156 Decision added

  108. APP/W0340/L/17/1200154 Decision added

  109. APP/U5360/L/17/1200150 and APP/U5930/L/17/1200147 decisions added

  110. APP/W0340/L/17/1200146 Decision added

  111. APP/U5930/L/17/1200145 – r117a, r117b, dismissed r118, upheld, and APP/J4423/L/17/1200151

  112. APP/H1840/L/17/1200148 Decision added

  113. APP/K3415/L/17/1200137 & APP/D3315/L/17/1200138 Decision added

  114. APP/G1250/L/17/1200140 & APP/X4725/L/17/1200136 decisions added

  115. APP/K3605/L/17/1200115 decision added

  116. APP/W0340/L/17/1200141 Decision & APP/Z2830/L/17/1200157 Decision

  117. APP/G1250/L/17/1200139 Decision

  118. Decision added

  119. APP/N5660/L/17/1200122 decision added

  120. APP/E0345/L/17/1200120, APP/K3415/L/17/1200130, APP/Q3115/L/17/1200104, APP/W0340/L/17/1200113 Decisions added

  121. APP/D3315/L/17/1200129 & APP/Y1945/L/17/1200126 decisions added

  122. APP/X4725/L/17/1200123 and APP/W0340/L/17/1200121 Decisions

  123. APP/M0933/L/17/1200112 & APP/W0340/L/17/1200118 decisions added.

  124. APP/Z2830/L/17/1200116 Decision added

  125. APP/L3245/L/17/1200114 decision added

  126. APP/Z2830/L/17/1200110 Decision and costs decision added

  127. APP/X0360/L/17/1200107, APP/G2245/L/17/1200132, APP/W5780/L/17/1200106 added

  128. APP/R0335/L/17/1200103 decision added

  129. APP/G5750/L/17/1200092 decision added

  130. APP/T5720/L/17/1200089 Decision added

  131. Decisions added - APP/L3245/L/16/1200070, APP/L3245/L/17/1200095, APP/K0235/L/17/1200101, APP/K0235/L/17/120010

  132. APP/G1250/L/17/1200105 Decision added

  133. APP/Q1255/L/17/1200100 and APP/Q1255/L/17/1200098 added

  134. APP/K0235/L/16/1200082 Decision and 2 costs decisions added

  135. APP/F0114/L/17/1200096 & APP/D3315/L/17/1200094 Decisions

  136. APP/X4725/L/17/1200099 and APP/G1250/L/16/1200088 added

  137. APP/P5870/L/16/1200066 & 1200068 decision added

  138. APP/X4725/L/16/1200071

  139. APP/P0119/L/16/1200073 decision added

  140. APP/K3605/L/16/1200069 Decision added

  141. APP/Z2830/L/16/1200075 Decision added

  142. APP/X4725/L/16/1200077 Decision added

  143. APP/T5720/L/16/1200061 Decision added

  144. 6 Decisions added

  145. APP/H5960/L/16/1200049 Decision added

  146. APP/G3110/L/16/1200051 Decision added

  147. APP/L3815/L/16/1200046 decision added.

  148. APP/D3315/L/16/1200045 Decision added

  149. APP/T5720/L/16/1200043 Decision added

  150. CIL appeal APP/Q1255/L/16/1200036 decision published

  151. APP/X1735/L/16/1200038 decision added

  152. Links updated on the 'how to complete your community infrastructure levy appeal form' and removing any reference to the Planning Portal

  153. March and January 2016 decision added

  154. APP/L5240/L/15/1200030 Decision added

  155. First published.