Measures allowing groups of charging authorities to pool their community infrastructure levies (CIL) for "strategic infrastructure projects that have cross-boundary benefits" are among a series of changes that have been introduced in revised Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).
Proposals for a 10,000-home development in west London and a 13,400-home garden town in Oxfordshire are among the four projects that have been allocated a total of £717 million from the government's Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF).
The Planning Advisory Service (PAS) is surveying planning authorities on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to assess resources and capacity in planning departments, the body revealed yesterday.
The government has pledged to publish additional planning guidance on housing diversification on large sites in its response to Sir Oliver Letwin's review of build-out rates, but has again stopped short of pledging stronger powers to allow councils to capture land value uplift.
New community infrastructure levy (CIL) charging schedules have come into effect in Waverley borough in Surrey and Cheshire East as of 1 March.
Just before Christmas, the government issued draft regulations for amending the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), the charge that councils can apply to development, and the broader developer contributions system (see News Analysis p09).
This month's Commons housing, communities and local government select committee land value capture inquiry report highlights ways the planning system can anticipate and recover the costs of infrastructure needed to deliver growth.
Last month's High Court ruling on the Parkhurst Road development in north London has attracted wide attention.The headline planning point is that overpaying for a site, even to a government department, will not allow developers to reduce their affordable housing offer. The judgment, however, is worth reading for more than that.
It may be that a recent Supreme Court judgment on a dispute from north-east Scotland proves the most important case of 2017.
- Planner Varnom Ross London (Central), London (Greater)
- Strategic Planning Manager Gladman Scotland Livingston, West Lothian
- Planner/Senior Planner Pro Vision Ampfield, Hampshire
- Enforcement Consultant - Dorset - Long-Term Contract Oyster Partnership Dorset
- Principal Officer - Major Applications Team Arun District Council Arun - West Sussex
Why are consultants concerned about the amounts some councils are charging for advising developers before they submit their planning applications, asks Adam Branson.
Latest proposed changes to regulations aim to instil greater transparency and certainty in the CIL regime, says Murray Bridgwater.
Consultation on Harrogate Borough Council's draft charging schedule, which closes next week, takes the borough one step closer to being the 11th local authority in Yorkshire and the Humber to have a community infrastructure levy (CIL) in place.
A High Court judgment requiring a self builder to pay a £36,000 community infrastructure levy bill for missing an exemption deadline shows that CIL regulations must be rigidly adhered to, say observers.