Nearly Three: teething at an end?

Community Infrastructure Levy changes confirmed.  Regulations are about to be laid (coming into force by the end of January 2014) to:

  • extend the effective deadline for CIL adoption/ s106 pooling restrictions by 1 year
  • exempt ‘self builders’ from CIL
  • allow rates to be set by scale/ size of development
  • relax the requirement for buildings to be in active use before redevelopment to avoid liability (to 6 continuous months in 3 years)
  • allow detailed permissions the same phasing/cashflow flexibility as outline permissions
  • broaden the availability of discretionary relief where s106 obligations create viability constraints
  • allow CIL payments to be credited against CIL liabilities where schemes change as they are constructed
  • clarifying that Affordable Rent benefits from Social Housing Relief
  • base CIL liability on the date of permission, rather than the ‘first permits’ date
  • allow developers credit for delivering (or promising to deliver) strategic infrastructure, subject to procurement rules

Watch this space on CIL Agreements and procurement solutions.

Roy Pinnock

About Roy Pinnock

Roy is a partner in the Planning and Public Law team, bringing his experience of working on regeneration projects within local government and as a consultant to his legal practice.

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