Shropshire Council

CIL relief

In very limited circumstances, Shropshire Council may allow claims for relief from CIL. These circumstances are:

  • Where development is for charitable purposes
  • Where development is for affordable housing, including an equivalent proportion of communal floorspace; or 
  • For those building their own homes, extending existing ones or building residential annexes.

Any application for relief must be submitted within the appropriate application form. These application forms are as follows:

  • CIL Form 2: Claiming Exemption or Relief;(charitable, affordable or exceptional circumstances relief);
  • CIL Form 7 (Part 1 and 2): Claiming Self-Build Exemption (Part 1: Pre-Commencement; and Part 2: Post-Completion);
  • CIL Form 8: Claiming Residential Annexe Exemption; or
  • CIL Form 9: Claiming Residential Extension Exemption

Any application for relief and/or exception must be determined prior to commencement of development.

If you consider that a combination of CIL and the affordable housing contribution will render your development unviable, you should complete the Shropshire Council viability assessment form for assessing the viability of the affordable housing contribution in the first instance. This can be obtained by emailing, marked "viability assessment".

Further information on the types of Relief/Exemption from CIL is available on the planning portal.

The following notification of relief came into effect on the 20 June 2015. 

Discretionary Charitable Relief

Discretionary relief for investment activities by charities may be made in accordance with Regulations 44 and 45. Shropshire Council allows such discretionary relief (Regulation 46) where the chargeable development delivers facilities, services or infrastructure that have been identified as a requirement in the LDF Implementation Plan or Place Plans. 

The amount of relief granted will be in direct proportion to the proposed development’s benefit to the community, as assessed by Shropshire Council in consultation with the Parish or Town Council. Shropshire Council will accept claims for such relief from the date that the Shropshire Charging Schedule comes into effect

Any application for Charitable Exemption or Relief must be submitted and approved prior to the commencement of development. It must also be submitted on CIL Form 2: Claiming Exemption or Relief and be accompanied by all relevant supporting information to allow Shropshire Council to determine if the development demonstrates compliance with the National and Local eligibility criteria. Relief cannot be offered if development commences.

Mandatory Relief

The following forms of Mandatory Relief are also available in Shropshire:

  • Mandatory charitable relief – under Regulation 43.
  • Mandatory affordable housing relief – under Regulations 49 and 49C.
  • Mandatory self build exemption (dwelling) – under Regulation 54A.
  • Mandatory self build exemption (residential annexe or extension) – under Regulation 42A.

Any further mandatory forms of relief/exemption introduced on or after the date that this notification has effect.

For further information on charitable or mandatory forms of relief or whether further forms of relief/exemption have been introduced, please refer to: