Decision details

Authority to approve a further ‘write off’, if necessary, of up to £31,000 to conclude outstanding historic CIL liability cases.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Places

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To complete the process of review of historic Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) cases, by confirming action to be taken in respect of any remaining cases.

Appendix 1 to this report concludes the findings and recommended action in respect of each outstanding case.

It is to be noted that this delegated decision is for the “write off” of one case only with a potential value of £3286.29. It is considered appropriate to write this sum off as the property has been completed and applicant was not advised of CIL liability when submitting the planning application.

The remaining three have been issued with liability notices totalling £17,113.36 and subject to self-build annex exemption, therefore no further action is required for these cases.


Cabinet considered a report on the audit and review of historic CIL cases in November 2020. This report notified Cabinet on the current status of a review of the effective and efficient management and administration of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and to sought approval to ‘write off’ potential income associated with some applications.

The Cabinet report also recognised that at the time of writing, four outstanding cases were still being investigated which could result in a financial risk of approximately £31,000.

These investigations have now been completed. In accordance with Cabinet reloution, the decision relating to any further “write off” of liability for each case is delegated to the Strategic Director of Places in in consultation with the Section 151 Officer and Portfolio Holder for Resources.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 15/02/2021

Date of decision: 11/02/2021

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