Community Infrastructure Levy: further proposals for reform

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), the tax on development that councils can charge to pay for infrastructure, has not always had a certain future, and a succession of reforms has made planning for CIL difficult.

The government is now consulting on further proposals for reform, but in doing so has reaffirmed its commitment to CIL, maintaining the mantra that it offers a fairer, more certain alternative to negotiated planning obligations. Consideration should therefore be given to the latest proposals and how they might affect development planning.

CIL was introduced on 6 April 2010 under the Planning Act 2008 and the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010…

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