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CIL Watch: who's charging what?

CIL Watch: who's charging what?

Want to know whether your local authority has published Community Infrastructure Levy proposals? Our live table includes the latest details of councils' levy plans, including a breakdown of charges by development type.

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Why Greater Manchester levy may lack the impact of the pan-London charge

Why Greater Manchester levy may lack the impact of the pan-London charge

Viability constraints mean that Treasury proposals for a city-regional Community Infrastructure Levy for Greater Manchester may generate only modest receipts, according to experts.

CIL Watch: Why revised section 106 deal in Lancashire has wider implications

CIL Watch: Why revised section 106 deal in Lancashire has wider implications

A council and developer have agreed to revise the structure of a section 106 agreement for a major scheme in Lancashire in response to new rules restricting the use of pooled infrastructure contributions.

Navigating the complexities of recent CIL changes

Navigating the complexities of recent CIL changes

In March 2015, the Government announced it had appointed a research team to consider the impact of the Community Infrastructure Levy and provide an evidence base to inform a review of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) later this year. In this article, Bond Dickinson examines some of the issues that perhaps need to be fixed.

CIL Watch: Are CIL charges really unfairly penalising developers of small housing schemes?

CIL Watch: Are CIL charges really unfairly penalising developers of small housing schemes?

The Federation of Small Businesses says that small sites cost more to develop, but planners point out councils leave a substantial 'buffer' when setting infrastructure levy rates to ensure schemes stay viable.


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