The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations are insufficiently flexible to operate in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the government may have to legislate to ease the burden on 'suffering' developers, Planning has been told.
320-home Manchester scheme approved despite lack of viability case to justify 10% affordable housing rate
Greater Manchester councillors have approved plans for 320 homes and 62,000 square metres of employment space, despite the proposed scheme's failure to make a policy-compliant contribution to affordable housing, public transport or community facilities.
A judge has granted permission for a full High Court hearing to examine whether, in cases where planning permissions are varied, previous section 106 agreements remain binding.
The number of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedules being approved at examination has fallen dramatically in the last four years, according to analysis by Planning.
A developer has failed in a High Court bid to avoid paying the entire community infrastructure levy (CIL) bill for its 81-home scheme in Somerset in one go, after a judge rejected its argument that it was entitled to pay only for the scheme's first phase that had commenced development.
The Court of Appeal has considered some of the nuts and bolts of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regime for the first time. The facts illustrate the potential jeopardy faced by developers from provisions that are complex and, at their core, still open to varying interpretations.
Our survey of the pre-application advice fees charged by English unitary authorities reveals a huge variety in the range of charges levied.
Backbench MPs last year concluded that there was a shortfall in the supply of specialist homes for older people.
New guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) reinforces the message in recent planning guidance revisions that new school places necessitated by development should be funded through developer contributions.
- Project Officer - Planning Exeter City Council Exeter, Devon
- Senior Planning Officers North Lincolnshire Council North Lincolnshire
- Planner- Principal Planner (Career Grade) London Borough of Bexley Bexley (City/Town), London (Greater)
- Senior Policy Planners Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Cambridgeshire
- Principal Policy Planner (Project Manager) Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Cambridgeshire
- Assistant Planner - Solar Development Low Carbon Gloucester, Gloucestershire
- Forward Planning and Economic Growth Team Manager Mansfield and Ashfield Shared Service Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham
- Planning Officer Falkland Islands Government Falkland Islands (FK)
- Senior Planning Policy Officers X 2 Royal Borough of Kingston Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
- Deputy Team Leader – Planning Applications Ashford Borough Council Ashford, Kent
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.
What are the main changes in RICS' revised professional guidance on development viability in planning? By Chris Marsh.
An east London borough has adopted a revised Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule that hikes rates on development by up to 130 per cent.
Breaches of commitments can go unnoticed, and there is a widespread disconnect between promises made in planning and outcomes. By Dominic Woodfield.