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CIL Watch 11th August 2020
 
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Jenrick accuses slow decision-making councils of 'maladministration' and moots developer contributions changes Jenrick accuses slow decision-making councils of  'maladministration' and moots developer contributions changes
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has told MPs that councils failing to make timely planning decisions are guilty of "maladministration" and has suggested that changes to the developer contributions regime could be introduced in the wake of the Westferry Printworks controversy.
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.
Tower Hamlets hits back at Jenrick's accusation of 'deliberately' delaying planning decisions Tower Hamlets hits back at Jenrick's accusation of 'deliberately' delaying planning decisions
The London council at the centre of the Westferry row has hit back at an accusation by the housing secretary Robert Jenrick that it has sought to "benefit financially by deliberately slowing down planning applications".
Jenrick: allowing Westferry council to benefit from 'deliberately' delaying application would have been wrong Jenrick: allowing Westferry council to benefit from 'deliberately' delaying application would have been wrong
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has hit out at the London council at the centre of the Westferry Printworks row, claiming that the authority had sought to "benefit financially by deliberately slowing down planning applications".
Housing committee says Westferry controversy 'is not over' and asks Jenrick to appear before it Housing committee says Westferry controversy 'is not over' and asks Jenrick to appear before it
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has demanded further information from the housing secretary Robert Jenrick on his controversial Westferry Printworks appeal approval and has asked the minister to appear before the body to give evidence in person.
CIL Watch: New draft regulations allow councils to defer levy payments CIL Watch: New draft regulations allow councils to defer levy payments
New regulations were laid before parliament this week which will pave the way for deferral of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments where firms are experiencing financial difficulties connected with the Covid-19 outbreak.
Councils can defer CIL payments from smaller developers for up to six months, say new regulations Councils can defer CIL payments from smaller developers for up to six months, say new regulations
Councils will be able to defer community infrastructure levy (CIL) payments from smaller developers for up to six months but there will be no right of appeal for applicants if authorities refuse their request, according to new regulations and guidance.
 
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Legal Viewpoint: Why ministerial decision was rendered unlawful by appearance of bias Legal Viewpoint: Why ministerial decision was rendered unlawful by appearance of bias
On 21 May this year, housing secretary Robert Jenrick accepted that his decision of 14 January granting planning permission for redevelopment of the Westferry Printworks site on the Isle of Dogs was unlawful because of the appearance of bias.
Ten things we learned from the Westferry Printworks documents Ten things we learned from the Westferry Printworks documents
Robert Jenrick was this week forced to publish copies of correspondence relating to his unlawful decision to approve plans for the Westferry Printworks redevelopment in east London. The documents contain a series of revelations about the housing secretary’s handling of the case. Here are ten things we learned.
Why Jenrick's acceptance of 'apparent bias' in his decision-making matters, by Richard Garlick Why Jenrick's acceptance of 'apparent bias' in his decision-making matters, by Richard Garlick
The secretary of state for housing is the most senior decision-maker in the planning system, outside of the courts. For him to accept that one of his decisions should be quashed on grounds of his own “apparent bias” is an extremely serious matter.
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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