We look at the government’s CIL review, and put forward alternative ideas for fixing a broken system.
The Housing White Paper promises a new approach to developer contributions, to be announced in the Autumn Budget. But the government’s parallel review of the community infrastructure levy (CIL), published in February 2017, is illustrative of a confused regime. The future for developer contributions deserves a clearer path, so planning can focus on place-making, not value capture.
This article was first published in Estates Gazette (February 2017) and is also available at https://www.egi.co.uk/legal/developer-contributions-which-way-next/