Lambeth issues its own CIL instalments policy

2 May 2019

Written by: Lambeth Council

Council statements and updates - News and announcements - Sustainable growth and opportunity

From 1 June 2019, Lambeth will be applying its own CIL instalments policy which will be offered to all development that commences on or after 1 June 2019.

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Lambeth issues its own CIL instalments policy

Lambeth’s CIL instalments Policy

The new instalment policy follows closely the Mayor of London’s instalment plan for CIL liabilities up to £10 million. For CIL liabilities over £10 million, the new instalment policy offers three different payment plans. You can take a look at Lambeth’s CIL instalments policy.

Instalment policy approved

The new instalment policy was approved in response to representations received from two major developers in the borough during the public consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule held from 22 October to 17 December 2018 as the first step towards amending Lambeth’s current CIL Charging Schedule.

It was noted that while there is no evidence that the lack of a CIL instalment policy deters development from coming forward, there may be a case for very large scale developments where CIL liabilities are substantial and having to pay a huge sum of money in a short span of time can affect a scheme’s rate of return. The Council hopes that the new CIL instalment policy will encourage large scale developments to proceed rather than not come forward at all.