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Further details on CIL amendment for self builders
Published March 18th, 2014
Further details have emerged in Shropshire regarding the changes to the CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) regulations that will exempt CIL payments for residential extensions and self-build projects.
CIL is a tax imposed by councils on building developments which is invested back into the community in infrastructure projects such as roads and schools.
“The amendment could save thousands of pounds for self builders and encourage those who have put building projects on the back burner to crack on with them, helping to stimulate house building,” said Stuart Thomas, planning consultant in Berrys’ Shrewsbury office.
He said Shropshire Council has confirmed:
• The exemption is applicable to homes built or commissioned by individuals for their own use
• Community group self-build projects also qualify for the exemption
• Exemption also applies to extensions and residential annexes
• Applicants can apply for self-build at any time as long as their development has not commenced
• The exemption cannot be applied retrospectively
• On completion they must provide requested supporting evidence and property must remain their principal residence for a minimum of three years
• If personal circumstances change and the applicant wants to dispose of the property before the three year occupancy limit expires they must notify the charging authority and the levy then becomes payable in full
For further details and advice on planning issues please contact Stuart Thomas at Berrys on 01743 267069, mobile 07747 474340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org