Two charging authorities in the South West have published updated Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) proposals for consultation.
Inspectors have offered differing views on whether an East Sussex council's local plan policy requiring affordable housing contributions from small sites should outweigh a written ministerial statement relieving small schemes from affordable housing obligations.1 comment
The Scottish Government has announced plans for a new local infrastructure levy as part of a raft of proposals for changes to the planning system which have been published today for consultation.
A High Court judge has come down on the side of a Gloucestershire council over its refusal for a planning application for a small housing scheme after the developer withdrew an offer to contribute £120,000 towards affordable homes.
The government has announced that housing associations and other providers can start bidding for a multi-billion pound package of funding to help the delivery of new affordable homes, including those for affordable rent.
Earlier this year, the government surprised many in the sector by announcing that a temporary appeal mechanism to allow developers to challenge affordable housing obligations was to be killed off.1 comment
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.
Appeals continue to be decided under a mechanism to allow developers to challenge affordable housing obligations more than six months after it was killed off, with a higher success rate than before ministers announced they were pulling the plug on the scheme.
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.