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Liable development and charging schedule

Stroud District Council has created a charging schedule in line with government regulations to show which applications will be liable to pay Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) from the implementation date 01/04/2017.

Development liable for CIL

  • You are creating a new dwelling (of any size)
  • You are increasing the floor area by 100m² or more
  • You are converting a building that is not in use
  • You are creating a supermarket or retail warehouse or extending an existing premises by 100m² or more

Detailed list of liable applications, developments which are not considered CIL liable and those covered by exemption or relief.


CIL payments must be index linked from the year that CIL was introduced to the year that the planning permission has been granted.  We must use the national All-In Tender Price Index published by the Build Cost Information Service (BCIS) of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

2018 Indexation is an increase of 5.435% on the Charging Schedule rate and will be effective on CIL liable applications given permission from the 01/04/2018 to 31/03/2019.

This increase means an additional £4.34 per sqm on Residential floorspace and £4.06 on Supermarkets and Retail Warehouses. Please see our 2018 Indexation Guidance Sheet for further information on indexation and the CIL calculation.

Charging rates

The table below shows the current CIL rates by type of development as of 1st April 2017:

Type of development

CIL rates £/m²

New additional floorspace (Gross internal area)



Strategic sites identified in the Local Plan


Residential sites within the Stroud Valleys area*


Supermarkets and Retail Warehouses


*Because of issues of viability, residential proposals on land within the Stroud Valleys charging zone (brownfield sites within the boundaries of the Industrial Heritage Conservation Area) are exempt. Applications for supermarkets and retail warehouses in this area will still be liable.

To check if your residential development falls within the exemption area, please check on our interactive map (the CIL exemption area is outlined in blue).

The large housing sites allocated in the Local Plan (Policies SA1-SA5a) are also exempt from CIL, because of the costs associated with the provision of on-site infrastructure. This is on the basis that developers are required to meet their own site infrastructure costs and these are as set out in the CIL Viability Study.

For more information on how the levy is calculated please read our guidance notes.

Further details on our Charging Schedule and other CIL policies can be found below:



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