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CIL Watch: who's charging what?

CIL Watch: who's charging what?

Want to know whether your local authority has published Community Infrastructure Levy proposals? Our live table includes the latest details of councils' levy plans, including a breakdown of charges by development type.

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More than 200 local authorities in England and Wales have published Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) plans for consultation. Use the interactive maps below to view councils' progress in implementing CIL and the rates they are proposing to charge.

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The implications of the government’s proposed developer contributions shake-up

The implications of the government’s proposed developer contributions shake-up

Some commentators fear that the new infrastructure levy proposed in the government's planning white paper may be too inflexible and could deter development as well as work against ministers' wider policy aims.

CIL Watch: Rural business group calls for removal of levy charges on new farm buildings

CIL Watch: Rural business group calls for removal of levy charges on new farm buildings

A lobby group representing rural landowners and businesses has called for the removal of community infrastructure levy (CIL) charges on all new farm buildings, a move that it says will boost economic growth in rural areas.

MPs consider probe into Jenrick’s ‘biased’ decision as part of parliamentary inquiry

MPs consider probe into Jenrick’s ‘biased’ decision as part of parliamentary inquiry

The Commons housing, communities and local government select committee will consider a probe into housing secretary Robert Jenrick’s controversial decision to approve a 1,500-home scheme in east London, the body's chair has told Planning.

The implications of relaxing developers’ infrastructure funding duties in response to Covid-19

The implications of relaxing developers’ infrastructure funding duties in response to Covid-19

The government has announced that it will revise community infrastructure levy rules to allow councils more flexibility around the timing of payments from smaller developers. Some lawyers question why larger developers are to be excluded from the changes, while councils have raised concerns about the impact on revenues for much-needed new infrastructure.