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.

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 (MS Word Document, 186KB) .

See the guide on how to complete your community infrastructure levy appeal form (PDF, 126KB, 10 pages) .

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/L3245/L/18/1200199 – 117b Allowed – 5 December 2018 (PDF, 108KB, 2 pages)

APP/L3245/L/18/1200205 – 117a Dismissed – 5 December 2018 (PDF, 112KB, 2 pages)

APP/L5810/L/18/1200197 – 117a, part allowed – 6 December 2018 (PDF, 96.7KB, 2 pages)

APP/X4725/L/18/1200208 – 117b, granted – 28 November 2018 (PDF, 104KB, 2 pages)

APP/G2245/L/18/1200192 – r118, dismissed – 15 November 2018 (PDF, 105KB, 2 pages)

APP/J4423/L/18/1200193 – 117b, dismissed – 7 November 2018 (PDF, 105KB, 2 pages)

APP/H5960/L/18/1200196 – 117a, Dismissed – 7 November 2018 (PDF, 93.6KB, 2 pages)

APP/G1250/L/18/1200194 – 117a, Dismissed – 7 November 2018 (PDF, 89KB, 2 pages)

APP/X4725/L18/1200188 – 117a dismissed – 9 October 2018 (PDF, 119KB, 2 pages)

APP/L5240/L/18/1200186 – 117b, dismissed – 4 October 2018 (PDF, 116KB, 2 pages)

APP/J1860/L/18/1200180 – r117a, dismissed – 4 October 2018 (PDF, 99.7KB, 2 pages)

APP/L3245/L/18/1200178 – 117a – dismissed – Decision date 20 September 2018 (PDF, 117KB, 2 pages)

APP/W0340/L/18/1200177 – r117a, 118 – decision date 19 September 2018 (PDF, 102KB, 2 pages)

APP/L5240/L/18/1200174 – 117a, 118, dismissed – decision date 19 September 2018 (PDF, 114KB, 2 pages)

APP/L5240/L/18/1200176 – 117a Dismissed – Decision date 23 August 2018 (PDF, 96.9KB, 2 pages)

APP/U1105/L/18/1200175 – 117a Dismissed – 22 August 2018 (PDF, 101KB, 2 pages)

APP/F0114/L/18/1200172 – r117a, r117c dismissed – decision date 22 August 2018 (PDF, 118KB, 2 pages)

APP/N5090/L/18/1200166 – R117, R118, Allowed – decision date 20 August 2018 (PDF, 149KB, 4 pages)

APP/G1250/L/18/1200171 – R117b – dismissed – 3 August 2018 (PDF, 129KB, 2 pages)

APP/N5090/L/18/1200164 – R117b, dismissed– 3 August 2018 (PDF, 118KB, 2 pages)

APP/N5090/L/18/1200164 – Costs – 3 August 2018 (PDF, 90.9KB, 1 page)

APP/F5540/L/17/1200155 – 117c, 118, Dismissed – decision date 18 July 2018 (PDF, 101KB, 2 pages)

APP/L5240/L/18/1200162 – 117a, 117b, allowed – Decision date 20 June 2018 (PDF, 102KB, 2 pages)

APP/L5240/L/17/1200159 – 117a, 118, dismissed – decision date 21 June 2018 (PDF, 120KB, 3 pages)

APP/L3815/L/17/1200149 – 117a, b, c dismissed – decision date 13 June 2018 (PDF, 117KB, 3 pages)

APP/L3245/L/17/1200160 – 117a, 118, dismissed – decision date 6 June 2018 (PDF, 120KB, 2 pages)

APP/P1235/L/17/1200144 – 117, dismissed – decision date 31 May 2018 (PDF, 101KB, 2 pages)

APP/B1740/L/17/1200156 – 117, allowed – decision date 24 May 2018 (PDF, 98.6KB, 2 pages)

APP/W0340/L/17/1200154 – 117 dismissed, 118 granted – decision date 23 May 2018 (PDF, 103KB, 2 pages)

APP/U5360/L/17/1200150 – 117c dismissed – decision date 16 May 2018 (PDF, 102KB, 2 pages)

APP/U5930/L/17/1200147 – 117a, 117c appeal allowed – 15 May 2018 (PDF, 109KB, 3 pages)

APP/W0340/L/17/1200146 – r117a, b, c, dismissed – 26 April 2018 (PDF, 146KB, 3 pages)

APP/U5930/L/17/1200145 – r117a, r117b, dismissed r118, upheld – 11 April 2018 (PDF, 104KB, 2 pages)

APP/J4423/L/17/1200151 – r118, dismissed – 12 April 2018 (PDF, 114KB, 2 pages)

APP/H1840/L/17/1200148 – 117a, 118, dismissed – 27 March 2018 (PDF, 103KB, 2 pages)

APP/D3315/L/17/1200138 – r117a, r117b, dismissed – 6 March 2018 (PDF, 106KB, 2 pages)

APP/K3415/L/17/1200137 – r117a, r117b, dismissed - 6 March 2018 (PDF, 132KB, 3 pages)

APP/G1250/L/17/1200140 – Decision date 21 February 2018 (PDF, 118KB, 2 pages)

APP/X4725/L/17/1200136 – Decision date 20 February 2018 (PDF, 156KB, 3 pages)

APP/K3605/L/17/1200115 – Decision date 9 February 2018 (PDF, 162KB, 5 pages)

APP/Z2830/L/17/1200157 – Decision date 7 February 2018 (PDF, 99.8KB, 2 pages)

APP/W0340/L/17/1200141 – Decision date 7 February 2018 (PDF, 103KB, 2 pages)

APP/G1250/L/17/1200139 – Decision date 30 January 2018 (PDF, 99KB, 2 pages)

APP/U5360/L/17/1200134 – Decision date 24 January 2018 (PDF, 99.5KB, 2 pages)

APP/N5660/L/17/1200122 – decision date 11 January 2018 (PDF, 111KB, 3 pages)

APP/W0340/L/17/1200113 – Decision Date 21 December 2017 (PDF, 138KB, 4 pages)

APP/Q3115/L/17/1200104 – decision date 21 December 2017 (PDF, 134KB, 4 pages)

APP/K3415/L/17/1200130 – Decision date 21 December 2017 (PDF, 101KB, 2 pages)

APP/E0345/L/17/1200120- decision date 18 December 2017 (PDF, 100KB, 2 pages)

APP/D3315/L/17/1200129 – decision date 12 December 2017 (PDF, 101KB, 2 pages)

APP/Y1945/L/17/1200126 – decision date 12 December 2017 (PDF, 99.8KB, 2 pages)

APP/X4725/L/17/1200123 – decision date 5 December 2017 (PDF, 99.7KB, 2 pages)

APP/W0340/L/17/1200121 – Decision date 5 December 2017 (PDF, 113KB, 2 pages)

APP/M0933/L/17/1200112 – decision date 22/11/2017 (PDF, 97.7KB, 2 pages)

APP/W0340/L/17/1200118 – decision date 21 November 2017 (PDF, 105KB, 2 pages)

APP/Z2830/L/17/1200116 – Decision date 16 November 2017 (PDF, 116KB, 2 pages)

APP/L3245/L/17/1200114 – Decision date 7 November 2017 (PDF, 127KB, 3 pages)

APP/Z2830/L/17/1200110 – Decision date 1 November 2017 (PDF, 100KB, 2 pages)

APP/Z2830/L/17/1200110 – Costs decision date 1 November 2017 (PDF, 91.4KB, 1 page)

APP/X0360/L/17/1200107 – Decision Date 23 October 2017 (PDF, 116KB, 2 pages)

APP/G2245/L/17/1200132 – Decision date 23 October 2017 (PDF, 98.7KB, 2 pages)

APP/W5780/L/17/1200106 – decision dated 20 October 2017 (PDF, 109KB, 3 pages)

APP/R0335/L/17/1200103 decision dated 18 October 2017 (PDF, 124KB, 2 pages)

APP/G5750/L/17/1200092 Decision dated 27 September 2017 (PDF, 120KB, 4 pages)

APP/T5720/L/17/1200089 Decision dated 7 September 2017 (PDF, 107KB, 3 pages)

APP/T5720/L/17/1200089 Costs decision dated 7 September 2017 (PDF, 91.7KB, 1 page)

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

APP/K0235/L/17/1200101 Decision dated 8 August 2017 (PDF, 118KB, 2 pages)

APP/L3245/L/17/1200095 Decision dated 08 August 2017 (PDF, 152KB, 3 pages)

APP/L3245/L/16/1200070 Decision dated 4 August 2017 (PDF, 149KB, 3 pages)

APP/G1250/L/17/1200105 Decision dated 27/07/2017 (PDF, 101KB, 2 pages)

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

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

APP/K0235/L/16/1200082 Decision dated 19 July 2017 (PDF, 140KB, 4 pages)

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

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

APP/D3315/L/17/1200094 Decision dated 20 June 2017 (PDF, 102KB, 2 pages)

APP/F0114/L/17/1200096 Decision dated 19 June 2017 (PDF, 104KB, 2 pages)

APP/G1250/L/16/1200088 Decision dated 16 June 2017 (PDF, 116KB, 2 pages)

APP/X4725/L/17/1200099 Decision dated 16 June 2017 (PDF, 103KB, 2 pages)

APP/P5870/L/16/1200066 & 1200068 Decision dated 30/05/2017 (PDF, 115KB, 2 pages)

APP/X4725/L/16/1200071 Decision dated 4/05/2017 (PDF, 129KB, 3 pages)

APP/P0119/L/16/1200073 Decision dated 18/05/2017 (PDF, 141KB, 3 pages)

APP/K3605/L/16/1200069 Decision dated 21 April 2017 (PDF, 175KB, 5 pages)

APP/Z2830/L/16/1200075 Decision dated 29/03/2017 (PDF, 125KB, 3 pages)

APP/X4725/L/16/1200077 - Appeal decision dated 10 March 2017 (PDF, 102KB, 2 pages)

APP/P2365/L/16/1200065 - Appeal decision issued 03 March 2017 (PDF, 103KB, 2 pages)

APP/T5720/L/16/1200061 Appeal decision dated 10 February 2017 (PDF, 105KB, 2 pages)

APP/D1590/L/16/1200060 - Appeal decision issued 19 January 2017 (PDF, 118KB, 2 pages)

APP/Q1255/L/16/1200058 - Appeal decision issued 2 December 2016 (PDF, 99.3KB, 2 pages)

APP/K3605/L/16/1200063 - Appeal decision issued 19 January 2017 (PDF, 97.1KB, 2 pages)

APP/A1910/L/16/1200056 - Appeal Decision issued 11 January 2017 (PDF, 101KB, 2 pages)

APP/W0340/L/16/1200052 - Appeal decision issued 12 January 2017 (PDF, 98.3KB, 2 pages)

APP/P3610/L/16/1200055 - Appeal decision issued on 2 December 2016 (PDF, 108KB, 2 pages)

APP/H5960/L/16/1200049 Decision issued 11 Novemebr 2016 (PDF, 117KB, 3 pages)

APP/G3110/L/16/1200051 Decision issued 1 November 2016 (PDF, 112KB, 2 pages)

Chichester District Council - APP/L3815/L/16/1200046 - Decision issued 21 October 2016 (PDF, 55.4KB, 2 pages)

Taunton Deane Borough Council - APP/D3315/L/16/1200045 - Decision issued 15 September 2016 (PDF, 119KB, 2 pages)

APP/T5720/L/16/1200043 Decision isued 19th August 2016 (PDF, 101KB, 2 pages)

Poole Borough Council - APP/Q1255/L/16/1200036 Decision issued 8 July 2016 (PDF, 128KB, 3 pages)

South Lakeland District Council, APP/X1735/L/16/1200038 Decision issued 01 July 2016 (PDF, 111KB, 2 pages)

London Borough of Croydon, APP/L5240/L/15/1200030 - Decision issued 17 March 2016 (PDF, 156KB, 3 pages)

Trafford Metropolitan District Council, APP/Q4245/L/15/1200032, Decision issued 15 January 2016 (PDF, 116KB, 2 pages)

Southampton City Council, APP/D1780/L/15/1200028 - Decision issued on 5 November 2015 (PDF, 102KB, 2 pages)

London Borough of Hounslow, APP/F5540/L/14/1200013 – Decision issued 17 September 2015 (PDF, 132KB, 4 pages)

London Borough of Hounslow, APP/F5540/L/15/1200024 – Decision issued 20 August 2015 (PDF, 101KB, 2 pages)

London Borough of Ealing, APP/A5270/L/14/1200016 – Decision issued 14 July 2015 (PDF, 131KB, 3 pages)

Preston City Council, APP/N2345/L/14/1200019 – Decision issued 29 June 2015 (PDF, 131KB, 3 pages)

Purbeck District Council, APP/B1225/L/15/1200022 – Decision issued 5 June 2015 (PDF, 114KB, 2 pages)

London Borough of Merton, APP/T5720/L/14/1200015 – Decision issued 8 May 2015 (PDF, 80.1KB, 4 pages)

Havant Borough Council, APP/X1735/L/14/1200017 - Decision issued 9 January 2015 (PDF, 99.1KB, 3 pages)

Southampton City Council, APP/D1780/L/14/1200010 - Decision issued 17 July 2014 (PDF, 119KB, 3 pages)

Preston City Council, APP/N2345/L/14/1200007 - Decision issued 5 June 2014 (PDF, 140KB, 5 pages)

8. Privacy Statement

This statement provides advice about our processing of personal information on plans related casework.

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

Published 1 January 2012
Last updated 7 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. APP/L5810/L/18/1200197, APP/L3245/L/18/1200205 & APP/L3245/L/18/1200199 Decisions added
  2. APP/X4725/L/18/1200208 decision added
  3. APP/G2245/L/18/1200192 decision added
  4. APP/G1250/L/18/1200194 – 117a, APP/H5960/L/18/1200196 – 117a, APP/J4423/L/18/1200193 – 117b decisions added.
  5. New decision added
  6. APP/J1860/L/18/1200180 and APP/L5240/L/18/1200186 decisions added
  7. APP/L3245/L/18/1200178 Decision added
  8. APP/L5240/L/18/1200174 and APP/W0340/L/18/1200177 decisions added
  9. APP/U1105/L/18/1200175 and APP/L5240/L/18/1200176 Decisions added
  10. APP/F0114/L/18/1200172 decision added
  11. APP/N5090/L/18/1200166 Decision added
  12. APP/N5090/L/18/1200164, APP/N5090/L/18/1200164 – Costs & APP/G1250/L/18/1200171 added
  13. APP/F5540/L/17/1200155 decision
  14. APP/L5240/L/17/1200159 & APP/L5240/L/18/1200162 decisions added
  15. APP/L3815/L/17/1200149 decision added
  16. APP/L3245/L/17/1200160 Decision added
  17. APP/P1235/L/17/1200144 Decision published
  18. Privacy statement added
  19. Privacy statement added in line with GDPR
  20. APP/B1740/L/17/1200156 Decision added
  21. APP/W0340/L/17/1200154 Decision added
  22. APP/U5360/L/17/1200150 and APP/U5930/L/17/1200147 decisions added
  23. APP/W0340/L/17/1200146 Decision added
  24. APP/U5930/L/17/1200145 – r117a, r117b, dismissed r118, upheld, and APP/J4423/L/17/1200151
  25. APP/H1840/L/17/1200148 Decision added
  26. APP/K3415/L/17/1200137 & APP/D3315/L/17/1200138 Decision added
  27. APP/G1250/L/17/1200140 & APP/X4725/L/17/1200136 decisions added
  28. APP/K3605/L/17/1200115 decision added
  29. APP/W0340/L/17/1200141 Decision & APP/Z2830/L/17/1200157 Decision
  30. APP/G1250/L/17/1200139 Decision
  31. Decision added
  32. APP/N5660/L/17/1200122 decision added
  33. APP/E0345/L/17/1200120, APP/K3415/L/17/1200130, APP/Q3115/L/17/1200104, APP/W0340/L/17/1200113 Decisions added
  34. APP/D3315/L/17/1200129 & APP/Y1945/L/17/1200126 decisions added
  35. APP/X4725/L/17/1200123 and APP/W0340/L/17/1200121 Decisions
  36. APP/M0933/L/17/1200112 & APP/W0340/L/17/1200118 decisions added.
  37. APP/Z2830/L/17/1200116 Decision added
  38. APP/L3245/L/17/1200114 decision added
  39. APP/Z2830/L/17/1200110 Decision and costs decision added
  40. APP/X0360/L/17/1200107, APP/G2245/L/17/1200132, APP/W5780/L/17/1200106 added
  41. APP/R0335/L/17/1200103 decision added
  42. APP/G5750/L/17/1200092 decision added
  43. APP/T5720/L/17/1200089 Decision added
  44. Decisions added - APP/L3245/L/16/1200070, APP/L3245/L/17/1200095, APP/K0235/L/17/1200101, APP/K0235/L/17/120010
  45. APP/G1250/L/17/1200105 Decision added
  46. APP/Q1255/L/17/1200100 and APP/Q1255/L/17/1200098 added
  47. APP/K0235/L/16/1200082 Decision and 2 costs decisions added
  48. APP/F0114/L/17/1200096 & APP/D3315/L/17/1200094 Decisions
  49. APP/X4725/L/17/1200099 and APP/G1250/L/16/1200088 added
  50. APP/P5870/L/16/1200066 & 1200068 decision added
  51. APP/X4725/L/16/1200071
  52. APP/P0119/L/16/1200073 decision added
  53. APP/K3605/L/16/1200069 Decision added
  54. APP/Z2830/L/16/1200075 Decision added
  55. APP/X4725/L/16/1200077 Decision added
  56. APP/T5720/L/16/1200061 Decision added
  57. 6 Decisions added
  58. APP/H5960/L/16/1200049 Decision added
  59. APP/G3110/L/16/1200051 Decision added
  60. APP/L3815/L/16/1200046 decision added.
  61. APP/D3315/L/16/1200045 Decision added
  62. APP/T5720/L/16/1200043 Decision added
  63. CIL appeal APP/Q1255/L/16/1200036 decision published
  64. APP/X1735/L/16/1200038 decision added
  65. Links updated on the 'how to complete your community infrastructure levy appeal form' and removing any reference to the Planning Portal
  66. March and January 2016 decision added
  67. APP/L5240/L/15/1200030 Decision added
  68. First published.