The first planning application from a company set up by former Manchester United and England footballer Rio Ferdinand to provide affordable housing and sports facilities to serve deprived communities is expected to be submitted within the next few months, it was revealed last week.
A council in south Wales has been ordered by an inspector to pay an applicant's costs after it insisted on the payment of a transport tariff contribution, despite its soon-to-be-adopted Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule carrying no charge for residential development in the area of the appeal scheme.
The government is 'actively looking at' ways to better ensure that land value uplift is better captured for reinvestment in infrastructure, housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell has said.
A scheme to secure extra planning capacity to be shared across London planning departments is to be progressed as a way of alleviating skills shortages in the capital, according to London's deputy mayor for planning.
Carmarthenshire County Council's publication of its preliminary draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule for consultaton brings the number of Welsh councils to have published proposals to eight.
London mayor Sadiq Khan is assembling a panel of viability experts to test affordable housing levels on applications that come before City Hall.
Distrust of the methods used to calculate how much affordable housing a development scheme can provide without going belly up is widespread.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a form of tax. This has consequences for the way in which the CIL regulations are interpreted, as a High Court judgment involving a retail unit in Swindon makes clear.
Changes to the section 106 regime under the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, allowing affordable housing obligations to be modified on viability grounds, fell away last month, despite earlier indications that they might be retained.
- Lead Advisor, Cities Programme Design Council London
- Planning Assistant Wirral Council Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 8ED
- Graduate Town Planner Allen & York Ltd Portsmouth, Hampshire
- 2 x Planning Officer Horsham District Council Horsham, West Sussex
- Principal Planning Officer – Projects Horsham District Council Horsham, West Sussex
A landmark Court of Appeal ruling that reinstated rules exempting small sites from affordable housing obligations is being ignored by a group of authorities who are choosing to stick to their guns on policies seeking contributions from all sites.
A deal struck by London mayor Sadiq Khan to hike affordable housing provision at Barking Riverside involves the loss of all social rented units from the scheme and the provision of tens of millions of pounds of public housing grant, it has emerged.
A housebuilder has negotiated a change to a planning obligation to introduce Starter Homes in place of traditional social rented units, ahead of the introduction of regulations on the discounted homes for first- time buyers.
News that Gateshead and Newcastle are set to become the first authorities in the North East to charge the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) after their charging proposals were backed by an examiner features in the latest instalment of CIL Watch.