Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge to be levied on the net increase in gross internal area floorspace arising from development in order to fund infrastructure that is needed to support development in the area.

At this time the Royal Borough are collecting only Mayoral CIL and carrying out work to adopt and collect its own CIL in 2015. This page contains information on both Mayoral CIL and the Council's own draft charging schedule.

Draft Charging Schedule Examination

The borough submitted its draft charging schedule to the Planning Inspectorate for examination on 31 March 2014 in accordance with regulation 19 of the CIL Regulations 2010, as amended.

The independent examiner appointed to conduct the examination is Philip Staddon BSc, Dip, MBA, MRTPI. A public hearing took place on 9th June 2014 in Committee Room 2 of Kensington Town Hall, W8 7NX.

An additional public hearing will take place on 14th October 2014 in Rooms 8 and 9 of the Customer Service Centre, Kensington Town Hall, W8 7NX. Correspondence relating to this matter is contained below.

The Council have appointed a Programme Officer who is independent of the Council and will provide all contact between the Examiner and the Council and Representors. Contact details for the Programme Officer are as follows:

Mr Chris Banks
Banks Solutions,
21 Glendale Close
Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 4GR
Telephone: 01403 253 148 or 07817 322 750


Examination Documents

Document Number Document Title
RBKC/3 Response to Examiner's Main Issues and Questions - 22 September 2014
- Notice of Additional Hearing - 18 August 2014
ED- 9

Examiner's Note and Identification of Main Issues and Questions - 11 August 2014

[PDF] (file size 234Kb)

ED- 8

Response from RBKC to Examiner - 1 August 2014

[PDF] (file size 23.21Kb)

ED- 7

Letter from Examiner to RBKC - 29 July 2014

[PDF] (file size 122.77Kb)

ED- 6

Response from RBKC to Examiner - 21 July 2014

[PDF] (file size 113.21Kb)

ED- 5

Letter from Examiner to RBKC - 7 July 2014

[PDF] (file size 77.81Kb)

ED- 4

Response from RBKC to Examiner - 2 July 2014

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ED- 3

Letter from Examiner to RBKC - 27 June 2014

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Response to Examiner -RBKC/2 - 15 June 2014

[PDF] (file size 240Kb)


Response to Examiner - RBKC/1 - 16 June 2014

[PDF] (file size 90Kb)


Letter from RBKC re Build Cost Information - 29 May 2014

[PDF] (file size 97Kb)

ED- 2

Hearing Agenda - 14 May 2014

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ED -1

Examiner's Note - 14 May 2014

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Notice of Examination Letter - 29 April 2014

[PDF] (file size 88Kb)


Documents Submitted to the Planning Inspectorate

Draft Charging Schedule March 2014 [PDF] (file size 1.47Mb)

Consulation Statement [PDF] (file size 721.02Kb)

Consultation Statement Appendix 3 [PDF] (file size 2.43Mb) Please note this file size has been reduced. If you require a high quality copy of this document please contact the CIL team

Submission Commentary [PDF] (file size 977.84Kb)

Viability Report January 2014 [PDF] (file size 481.83Kb)

Viability Report October 2012 [PDF] (file size 1.77Mb)

Infastructure Delivery Plan March 2014 [PDF] (file size 1.56Mb)

The Core Strategy

Equality Impact Assessment DCS [PDF] (file size 207.33Kb)

Copies of the above documents are available to view at the following locations across the borough:

  • The Customer Service Centre, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX (Monday to Friday, 08.30 to 17.00)
  • Kensington Central Library, Phillimore Walk, W8 7RX (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9.30am to 8pm and; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9.30 to 5pm)
  • Chelsea Library, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, SW3 5EZ (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9.30am to 8pm; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9.30 to 5pm; Sunday 1pm to 5pm)
  • North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PZ (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9.30am to 8pm and; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9.30 to 5pm)
  • Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, SW5 0BS (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9.30am to 8pm and; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9.30 to 5pm)
  • Notting Hill Gate Library, 1 Pembridge Square, W2 4EW (Monday 1pm- 8pm; Tuesday 1pm to 7pm; Thursday 9.30am to 1pm; Fridays 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm; Saturday 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm)
  • Kensal Library, 20 Golbourne Road, W10 5PF (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 1pm to 6pm; Fridays 9.30am to 5pm and Saturdays 9.30 to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm)


Mayoral CIL

The Mayor of London is currently charging CIL across the whole of Greater London to help fund Crossrail. In the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea rates are set at £50 per square metre. This is applicable to all uses except medical or health services, and education uses.

If you have been asked to complete an additional information form as part of your planning application, please complete the following form:

Further information about Mayoral CIL is available at the following links:

Which developments will be CIL liable?

Development will potentially be liable for CIL if it is for a building into which people normally go; and:

  • involves new build of at least 100m2 gross internal area (GIA) floorspace; or
  • involves new build of less than 100m2 GIA floorspace and the creation of one or more dwellings.

This includes development permitted by a ‘general consent’ (including permitted development) commenced on or after 6 April 2013.

Which developments will not be CIL liable?

Development would not usually be liable for CIL if it:

  • involves only change of use, conversion or subdivision of a building which has been in lawful use for at least six of the last 12 months and does not create any new floorspace;
  • is a building into which people do not normally go, or go only for maintenance, such as plant rooms;
  • is a structure not a building, such as a wind turbine;
  • is permitted by a ‘general consent’ (including permitted development) and commenced before 6 April 2013, or;
  • is for social housing and a claim for social housing relief is made and accepted by the Council before development commences.

CIL liability and payments

There are important responsibilities for a developer or land owner who assumes liability for CIL.

A CIL liability notice would usually be issued following the grant of planning permission and would contain the details of the chargeable amount and when the payment is due. The liable party must notify the Council when development commences in order that a demand notice can be raised for the chargeable amount. Failure to notify the Council of commencement of the development could result in surcharges being applied.

Further forms and guidance are available on the Planning Portal CIL page. Alternatively please email queries to the CIL team at

Contact Details:
Planning Policy
Planning & Borough Development
Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX
Tel 020 7361 3012

Page updated on 15 May 2014

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