Court of Appeal upholds CIL self build exemption ruling

19 Aug 2022

Planning and Environment

The Court of Appeal confirms that the self-build exemption from CIL is not available when planning permission is granted retrospectively for development. The reasoning also applies to other exemptions such as charitable relief and social housing relief and highlights the importance of obtaining prospective planning permission where CIL exemptions and reliefs are in play.

Emmaline Lambert acted for Hertsmere Borough Council. Ben Du Feu, led by Richard Honey QC, acted for the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

The full judgment is available to read here.

Read the article on Planning Resource here.