How will the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy impact on local development plans? Karen Cooksley explains all The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced by the 2008 Planning Act and came into force via regulations issued in 2010 and 2011. It is an optional tariff based system of collecting money to pay for all or part of the cost of providing infrastructure to support development. Local authorities determine what infrastructure is required and can use the money to provide, improve or operate facilities. WHY IS CIL BEING INTRODUCED? For many years there have been criticisms of the system of obtaining contributions for infrastructure provision, or requiring facilities and services to be delivered by developers, by way of planning obligations under section 106 of the Planning Act. That system has been seen to be inconsistent, not just between different local planning authorities but also from site to site. It has … (To read the full article, subscribe below)
Karen Cooksley is a partner and head of planning at law firm Winckworth Sherwood. She can be reached by email: [email protected] Visit www.wslaw.co.uk for further information.
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