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What now for the Community Infrastructure Levy, after the Budget response to recommendations to scale it back?

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.

Five key implications arising from this week's Budget

Five key implications arising from this week's Budget

Five key implications arising from this week's Autumn Budget, including concerns that the measures could increase the workload of local authority planners and fears that proposals could undermine faith in the development plan system.

What the chancellor's proposed planning policy changes mean for practitioners

What the chancellor's proposed planning policy changes mean for practitioners

Further planning policy reforms signalled in this week's Budget as part of the government's expanded target for new home creation have drawn a cautious reaction from the industry.

Imposing elected mayors risks alienation, political commentator warns

Imposing elected mayors risks alienation, political commentator warns

Central government imposing elected mayors in areas without popular support risks alienating people from the democratic process, political commentator Matthew Parris has warned.

Cambridgeshire councils ticked off over 'jumping to conclusions' over local plans examination

Cambridgeshire councils ticked off over 'jumping to conclusions' over local plans examination

Planning inspectors have have told two councils that it was 'not appropriate' for them 'to jump to conclusions' after they published an email suggesting that the inspectors had not raised any 'fundamental' objections to their draft local plans.

Latest Growth and Infrastructure Act Opinion

Airbnb impacts cause concern across Europe, by Cliff Hague

Europe's major tourist cities are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of Airbnb and similar accommodation sharing platforms.

Towards a place-based industrial strategy, by David Marlow

With the government's long overdue follow up to the industrial strategy green paper imminent, the release of the final report of the Industrial Strategy Commission provides a strong scene-setting lens through which to consider the government's eventual policy and funding announcements. What are the potential implications for local planning authorities?

Air quality uncertainty is now a serious concern for infrastructure promoters, by Richard Garlick

Delays in decision-making on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) used to be an exceptional circumstance. Only one of the first 42 decisions missed the three month decision deadline. But suddenly they are becoming commonplace.

'Duty to agree' will be the last straw for some councils, by Catriona Riddell

Since the government's latest consultation on measures to boost housing supply in England, Planning for the right homes in the right places, there has been a lot of debate about the proposed new methodology for assessing housing need.

Is chaos coming to infrastructure, by Angus Walker

The 2016-17 storm season started with storm Angus, and recently Aileen and Brian have also caused trouble. In the infrastructure planning world, are we about to see a storm of epic proportions? Let's call it Storm Doug, for roads being dug up. Sorry, it's the best I can do.

Development corporations do work, by Graeme Bell

Fifty years ago I started my first job in planning. I left London in the swinging sixties and headed back to my native North East to see if I would enjoy working at a particular coalface, then called town and country planning.

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Growth and Infrastructure Act: a primer

Growth and Infrastructure Act: a primer

On 6 September 2012 the government announced a fresh wave of planning reforms aimed at stimulating the housing market and driving economic growth. This page collates all the key events as details on the reforms.

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