The Adopted CIL Charging Schedule came into effect on 4 April 2016 and applies to all development permitted after this date. The Council has produced a CIL FAQ note which provides further information on CIL.

CIL Indexation

When calculating the CIL levy, the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended) require collecting authorities to apply an index of inflation to each relevant CIL rate to keep the levy responsive to market conditions.

From 1 January 2020, the index is the RICS CIL Index published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  This annual index figure will be published on or around 1 November each year and will apply from 1 January of the following year.

The RICS CIL Index applied from 1 January 2023 is 355 and from 1 January 2024 is 381.

DevelopmentCIL Rate (£ per sq.m) at 2016Rate for 2023 (£ per sq.m, index linked)Rate for 2024 (£ per sq.m, index linked)
Residential – Zone 1 Battle, Rural North and West£200.00£258.18£277.09
Residential – Zone 1 Sheltered/Retirement Homes (C3)£140.00£180.73£193.96
Residential – Zone 2 Rye, Hastings Fringes and Rural East£135.00£174.27£187.04
Residential – Zone 3 a) Bexhill – Urban£50.00£64.55£69.27
Residential – Zone 3 b) Bexhill- Rural£170.00£219.45£235.53
Residential – Zone 3 c) Bexhill– Strategic urban extensions£75.00£96.82£103.91
Extra Care Housing (throughout District)£25.00£32.27£34.64
Retail – in centre convenience£100.00£129.09£138.55
Retail – out of centre convenience£120.00£154.91£166.25
Retail – out of centre comparison£250.00£322.73£346.36
All other forms of Development£0.00£0.00£0.00

In which Zone does my proposed application fall?

Rother District Council has adopted a differential zone approach to setting residential CIL rates across the district. Please refer to the CIL Charging Schedule for clarification.

  • Zone 1: Battle, Rural North and West includes the following parishes and wards: Ticehurst, Etchingham, Hurst Green, Salehurst and Robertsbridge, Bodiam, Ewhurst, Sedlescombe, Burwash, Brightling, Dallington, Mountfield, Whatlington, Penhurst, Ashburnham, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Brede, Northiam, Beckley and Battle Town Ward.
  • Zone 2: Rye, Hastings Fringes and Rural East includes the following parishes and wards: Peasmarsh, Rye Foreign, Westfield, Udimore, Guestling, Pett, Fairlight, Icklesham, Camber, East Guldeford. Playden, Iden, and Rye Ward.
  • Zone 3: Bexhill CIL Zone 3a Urban (within the existing Bexhill development boundary)
    Bexhill CIL Zone 3b Rural (land outside the existing development boundary)
    Bexhill CIL Zone 3c Strategic Urban Extension (please refer to CIL Charging Schedule Maps for clarification)
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