Housing secretary Michael Gove has said the government is considering whether projects allowed under permitted development (PD) rights should be subject to the government’s planned new infrastructure levy.
An Oxfordshire council has introduced a new community infrastructure levy (CIL) that increases its charge on new homes in some parts of the district by nearly 200 per cent.
A guideline case on the exemption of self-build projects from the community infrastructure levy (CIL), in which a judge ruled that the opt out does not apply where retrospective planning permission has been granted for a development already carried out, resulted in a homeowner being ordered to pay almost £120,000 in charges.
The housing secretary Robert Jenrick’s confirmation that section 106 agreements will be replaced with “locally-set” levies leads our roundup of key recent developer contribution stories.
The High Court has ruled that the exemption of self-build projects from the community infrastructure levy (CIL) cannot be claimed where retrospective planning permission has been granted for a development already carried out.
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has revealed that the government will backtrack on proposals to introduce a new national infrastructure levy by announcing that it would instead put in place a system of “locally set” levies, though it still intends to replace “complex” section 106 agreements.
A call for ministers not to scrap section 106 agreements was among the recommendations in a wide-ranging report by the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Select Committee.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has introduced new regulations to give the mayor of London ten more years to collect and apply his community infrastructure levy to cover the extra cost of the troubled Crossrail project.
A Surrey council has introduced a new community infrastructure levy (CIL) charge this month, while a London borough’s draft CIL schedule has passed examination.
Key planning and development bodies are concerned that the government’s proposed new national infrastructure levy lacks clarity and could lead to lower provision of affordable housing and financial burdens for local authorities.