The government will consult on proposals to remove section 106 pooling restrictions in some circumstances and make changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to allow town halls to set rates which 'better reflect the uplift in land values between a proposed and existing use', today's Budget has announced.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will not intervene over what would be one of the UK's tallest buildings, despite the developer proposing an on-site affordable housing provision of 21 per cent.1 comment
A £1.7 billion fund intended to 'improve transport links and promote local growth within city-regions' has been announced today by Prime Minister Theresa May.1 comment
A legal challenge has been lodged against London mayor Sadiq Khan's flagship affordable housing policy, it has emerged today.
News that the London Borough of Bromley is set to push ahead with the first stage of consultation on its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) means that the capital is edging towards complete CIL coverage.
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.
Back in 2014, when Alex Morton was leading on housing policy in Downing Street, the former coalition government announced plans for a £3.5 million project to pilot 'development benefits' - financial payments to households with the aim of reducing opposition to new homes.
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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.
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.
What happens when councils implement a viability 'open book' policy, Joey Gardiner asks.
Shortcomings in a developer's planning obligation paperwork led to the refusal of a large mixed-use scheme in south-west London. Experts said the ruling will act as a caution to other developers.