GVA lands three infrastructure levy contracts

Property consultancy GVA has been appointed to advise three local authorities on the new community infrastructure levy (CIL) development tax.

The consultancy has been appointed by Swindon Borough Council and the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham to undertake CIL viability studies and has also been appointed to assist Doncaster Metropolitan Council in considering the potential impact of introducing CIL.  

The aim of CIL – which came into force in April of this year – is to levy additional income for councils to fund new local infrastructure through a tariff charged on new developments.

GVA director Charles Trustram Eve said: "In the current market, it is particularly critical that local authorities ensure they are striking the right balance between the desirability of CIL funding the total costs of infrastructure, and the potential effects of a CIL on the economic viability of development.

"These latest appointments demonstrate our continued track record in this field of development viability testing and economic viability assessments."


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