Consultancy to advise on sub-regional levy plans

Planning consultancy Roger Tym & Partners has picked up three contracts to support local authorities who are working together to consider introducing a new developer tariff in their sub-regions.

Roger Tym & Partners said that it had been commissioned by the Black Country local authorities of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton to "look at the potential scope for setting Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charges in the sub-region".

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"The study will examine the extent to which the benefits of CIL charging will outweigh the costs of collection and potential negative impacts on development viability," the consultancy said in a statement.

The consultancy said it has also been commissioned by central Lincolnshire authorities, consisting of Lincoln City, West Lindsey and South Kesteven Councils, to act as a "critical friend" to support the development of their infrastructure evidence. Roger Tym & Partners will also help the councils consider the type of standard CIL that might be possible for the joint area, it said.

In addition, the consultancy said it had been commissioned by three authorities in central Lancashire – Preston, Chorley and South Ribble – "to produce a joint CIL viability evidence base to inform their charging schedule which could go to a single joint examination".

A group of local authorities in the East of England are also working together to draw up CIL plans.

The Greater Norwich Development Partnership, which incorporates Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council, South Norfolk Council and Norfolk County Council, has published plans setting out how the councils would charge the levy.

jamie.carpenter@haymarket.com

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