Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): is the self-build exemption achievable?

The CIL regime ushered in by the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 has brought more development within the scope of developer contributions. ‘Self-builders’ – who directly organise the design and construction of their new home – now generate around 10% of new private sector housebuilding (Self Build Housing Market Report – UK 2016-2020 Analysis). Their experience of CIL was meant to be straightforward, but regulatory complexity and attitudes to charging have meant that it is anything but.  We discuss the CIL regulations’ exemption and highlights its deficiencies.

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This article was first published in Property Law Journal (September 2017) and is also available at www.lawjournals.co.uk


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Rachael Herbert

About Rachael Herbert

Rachael is a senior associate in the Firm's Planning team and is based in London. She joined the Firm in August 2013 after working for four and a half years as a lawyer in Australia specializing in planning and environment work.

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