Charging rates for the London Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy (MCIL) have fallen in 2020, the first year in which a new Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) index has been applied.
London boroughs have topped the table of the highest annual New Homes Bonus payments in the country, but several authorities in the capital have dropped out of the top 20, new provisional government figures show.
The government has announced funding of £6 million to assist with design work and the preparation of environmental assessments for 21 garden towns and villages, alongside £1.9 million to help communities prepare neighbourhood plans.
The total amount paid to English councils under the New Homes Bonus scheme is set to be £10 million lower in 2020-21 than in the current financial year, according to government projections, the second year in a row in which allocations under the programme have fallen.
The impact of community infrastructure levy (CIL) rates should be considered alongside local plan policies when assessing viability across a council area, according to new draft guidance for surveyors.
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.
- Senior Planning Consultant DPA Architects Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
- Principal Regeneration Officer Bridgend County Borough Council Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
- Principal Planning Officer South Kesteven District Council Grantham, Lincolnshire
- Planner Barratt Developments Northamptonshire
- Senior Transport Planner (Planning Policy) Royal Borough of Kingston Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
Breaches of commitments can go unnoticed, and there is a widespread disconnect between promises made in planning and outcomes. By Dominic Woodfield.
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.
A Nottinghamshire council has adopted a multi-tiered Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule for housing and retail developments.
This autumn is due to see a series of key policy developments. Colin Marrs looks ahead.