Removing a ban on combining five or more section 106 planning gain payments to pay for infrastructure will allow councils to speed up delivery on large strategic sites, experts predict.
Over £443 million of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) receipts have remained unspent by local authorities over the past three and a half years, according to a report.
BUDGET 2018: The government has said it will publish new guidance to help local authorities 'adopt and revise' Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedules, as well as consider further legal changes to 'improve the operation of the levy'.
BUDGET 2018 The government is to change the planning gain system in a bid to give developers and councils more certainty while enabling localities to capture a greater share of increased land values for spending on infrastructure and affordable housing.
New proposed requirements that aim to make viability assessment reports more transparent and ban performance-related fees have been published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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.
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.
- Senior Planner Adlington Congleton, Cheshire
- Major Projects Team Leader Development Management Maidstone Borough Council Maidstone, Kent
- Principal Planning Officer Maidstone Borough Council Maidstone, Kent
- Planning Policy Officer Elmbridge Borough Council Esher, Surrey
- Town Planner / Senior AND Assistant Planner | Gloucestershire | Prestigious Consultancy Lewis Davey Gloucestershire
Robust analysis of costs and policy requirements will be required to comply with the guidance, says Clare Plant.
POLICY: Government response to supporting housing delivery through developer contributions.
A community infrastructure levy (CIL) charging schedule with the highest rate outside London has passed examination.
A new land value capture mechanism has been announced by a combined authority, but experts say its implementation faces challenges.