One of the last London boroughs to introduce the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) has taken its first step towards introducing the development tax.
A Surrey council is currently out to consultation on plans to charge what would be among the highest Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) rates in the country.
A North London council has adopted a supplementary planning document (SPD) to guide the redevelopment of a former prison site which suggests that the development could potentially deliver a level of affordable homes in excess of 50 per cent.
A Sussex council is poised to force developers that miss affordable housing targets to publish their viability assessments in full.2 comments
London mayor Sadiq Khan has overturned a decision by a council to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of part of a housing estate, saying the plans are an example of 'how not to do estate regeneration'.1 comment
It may be that a recent Supreme Court judgment on a dispute from north-east Scotland proves the most important case of 2017.
Away from the main conference hall and the Prime Minister's mishap-strewn speech, one of the most compelling scenes to witness at last month's Conservative Party conference was the hard time given to the communities secretary by his own councillors over the use of viability assessments in the planning system.
Last month, while many if not most planning professionals were on holiday, London mayor Sadiq Khan published the final version of his affordable housing and viability supplementary planning guidance (SPG).
The future of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which requires developers to contribute to infrastructure needed to support development across the planning authorities in which they build, is in doubt.
- Planner – Significant Projects and Infrastructure Canal & River Trust Birmingham, West Midlands
- Town Planning Director Blayze Group London
- Senior Policy Planner Dartford Borough Council Dartford, Kent
- Head of Planning Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Hinckley, Leicestershire
- King’s Lynn Heritage Action Zone Programme Manager Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk King's Lynn, Norfolk
What now for the Community Infrastructure Levy, after the Budget response to recommendations to scale it back?
Proposed changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy designed to enable charging authorities to capture a greater slice of the land value uplift arising when permission is granted risk adding further levels of complexity to the system, according to experts.
Housing charity Shelter's assertion that a "legal loophole" is allowing developers to get out of building thousands of affordable homes across the country every year has received widespread media coverage, but has also split opinion within the planning sector.
What happens when councils implement a viability 'open book' policy, Joey Gardiner asks.
Mayoral consents for two big residential schemes in the face of borough opposition suggests the mayor will help developers who boost affordable housing numbers, say experts.