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Planning Permission: Fees and Charges

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the application of the de minimis principle, in relation to the Community Infrastructure Levy, will be in terms of number of buildings or value of buildings; and if she will make a statement. (204949)

In its publication of 24 January 2008 on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), the Government announced that there would be a de minimis threshold below which development would not be liable to pay CIL. This would include householder development by homeowners and could, subject to consultation, include some development deemed to have been granted permission under the General Permitted Development Order.

The Government have announced that it will take a criteria-based approach towards considering whether there should be any exemptions from CIL, and the details of how CIL will operate will be set out in secondary legislation, which will be subject to full consultation. Further announcements on CIL will be made in due course.