Review of CIL underway

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced in April 2010 with a view to providing a faster, fairer, more certain and transparent means of collecting developer contributions to infrastructure than individually negotiated Section 106 planning obligations. However, the implementation of CIL in many areas has been hampered by the slow progress in preparing up-to-date local plans, as well as Read more about Review of CIL underway[…]

Chancellor sets out plans to deliver 400,000 affordable homes in Autumn Statement

Today George Osborne MP set out in his Autumn Statement and Spending Review which included a doubling of the Government’s previous targets for affordable housing delivery, setting a new target to deliver 400,000 new affordable homes by 2020. Consistent with recent announcements made by the Planning and Housing Minister, Mr Osborne also made a point of emphasising that Read more about Chancellor sets out plans to deliver 400,000 affordable homes in Autumn Statement[…]

Chapman Lily Planning quiz Michael Tomlinson MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole

Michael Tomlinson MP delivered a presentation to local businesses on 13th November 2015, talking about the Government’s role in stimulating employment growth, the issues of rural broadband coverage, and his campaign for fairer funding for local education. When quizzed about the property market, and specifically assistance for first time buyers in what is an increasingly competitive market Read more about Chapman Lily Planning quiz Michael Tomlinson MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole[…]

Starter Homes to be delivered via S106 agreements

Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has confirmed in a statement to the House of Commons this week that under the proposals set out in the Housing and Planning Bill, the delivery of the Government’s new ‘starter homes’ will be a matter for negotiation between the developer and the local authority. The wording of the draft Legislation Read more about Starter Homes to be delivered via S106 agreements[…]

Government consults on ability to consent new homes as part of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

The Government has produced draft guidance to accompany the Housing and Planning Bill to provide flexibility to enable housing which is related to the infrastructure to be consented as part of a Development Consent Order for a nationally significant infrastructure project. At present, development consent may be granted for ‘associated development’ which is intrinsically linked to Read more about Government consults on ability to consent new homes as part of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects[…]