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.

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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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