CIL & Finance
The information centre for Community Infrastructure Levy, planning obligations and finance information. Find the latest details of councils' levy plans in our live table, and read the latest updates and news analysis from around the country.
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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.1 comment
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More than 190 local authorities in England and Wales have published Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) plans for consultation. Use the interactive maps below to view councils' progress in implementing CIL and the rates they are proposing to charge.
Guidance on the Community Infrastructure Levy was added to the planning practice guidance web-based resource on 12 June 2014. This replaced the stand-alone guidance that was published in PDF format when amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations came into effect in February 2014.
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.
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.
Five ways that a key High Court ruling has affected local plans, CIL charges, applications and appeals
The practical implications arising from a High Court ruling that last month forced the government to delete part of its national Planning Practice Guidance (PPG), which had exempted small sites from affordable housing contributions.
A number of emerging and adopted Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedules have been affected by the deletion of government guidance preventing councils from seeking affordable housing contributions from small developments, Planning can reveal.