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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Councils need to provide robust supporting evidence if they are to use a local planning tariff to set higher charges for larger stores, legal experts have warned, after a council was told it should scrap its plan to levy a tax on superstores.
More than 100 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.
Giving neighbourhoods up to a quarter of CIL proceeds will make some parishes rich without accepting any more housebuilding than they had already been allocated, reports Colin Marrs.
With councils now responsible for the deliverability of their plans, Michael Donnelly analyses how local authorities can ensure that these meet viability requirements.
Five councils now have a Community Infrastructure Levy in place. Jamie Carpenter assesses the issues they faced, how they were overcome and what other authorities can learn from their experience.
Redbridge's planning chief says most developers in the borough will pay more under the new infrastructure levy, but it won't harm general viability.