A Warwickshire council has resolved to continue to recommend a £75 per square metre Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge for residential development at a prospective garden village, despite a consultants' report recommending that the site should be zero-rated for CIL.
Transport projects that enable the delivery of 'vital new housing developments' are in line for cash from a new £1.1 billion fund to tackle congestion and deliver local road and public transport network improvements, the transport secretary has said.
Developers in London who provide 35 per cent or more affordable housing on their schemes without public subsidy would be freed from the requirement to provide detailed viability information, under proposals unveiled by the mayor today.
A £2.3 billion 'housing infrastructure fund' to deliver infrastructure to unlock up to 100,000 homes in areas of high demand is among a series of funding measures to boost housing delivery announced in chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement.
The authority that was the first in England and Wales to introduce a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is consulting on a revised charging schedule.
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.
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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.