Community infrastructure levy (CIL) is most effective on 'small, uncomplicated sites in areas of high demand', according to latest government research.
Planning minister Dominic Raab has said he is 'personally very keen' on an idea which could see financial penalties imposed on developers failing to deliver promised affordable housing or infrastructure-related planning obligations.
Proposals on developer contributions contained in this week's blizzard of policy announcements have prompted very different reactions from planning experts.
The government may in the future consider setting developer contributions nationally and making them 'non-negotiable', a consultation on proposals for changes to the developer contributions system has revealed.
A London borough has just closed a consultation on a draft Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule which proposes a 40 per cent increase on current charges in the areas with the highest levy rates, CIL Watch analysis shows.
It may be that a recent Supreme Court judgment on a dispute from north-east Scotland proves the most important case of 2017.
Away from the main conference hall and the Prime Minister's mishap-strewn speech, one of the most compelling scenes to witness at last month's Conservative Party conference was the hard time given to the communities secretary by his own councillors over the use of viability assessments in the planning system.
Last month, while many if not most planning professionals were on holiday, London mayor Sadiq Khan published the final version of his affordable housing and viability supplementary planning guidance (SPG).
The future of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which requires developers to contribute to infrastructure needed to support development across the planning authorities in which they build, is in doubt.
- Planning Director - (London) Osborne Richardson London (Greater)
- Planning Manager – Warwickshire Jon Taylor Associates Warwickshire
- Head of Planning North Norfolk District Council Cromer, Norfolk
- Planning Enforcement Officer Cherwell District Council Banbury, Oxfordshire
- GROUP MANAGER, GROWTH and PLANNING Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet
What now for the Community Infrastructure Levy, after the Budget response to recommendations to scale it back?
Proposed changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy designed to enable charging authorities to capture a greater slice of the land value uplift arising when permission is granted risk adding further levels of complexity to the system, according to experts.
Housing charity Shelter's assertion that a "legal loophole" is allowing developers to get out of building thousands of affordable homes across the country every year has received widespread media coverage, but has also split opinion within the planning sector.
Mayoral consents for two big residential schemes in the face of borough opposition suggests the mayor will help developers who boost affordable housing numbers, say experts.
What happens when councils implement a viability 'open book' policy, Joey Gardiner asks.