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Renegotiation of Section 106 Planning Obligations

In a move to try and kick start stalled housing developments the Government are proposing to allow formal requests for renegotiation of section 106 agreements agreed in more buoyant market conditions. The preferred route is for section 106 agreements to be renegotiated with local authorities on a voluntary basis. But where voluntary agreement cannot be reached formal requests for renegotiation would be allowed on planning obligations agreed prior to 6th of April 2010 – one month after new regulations taking effect. Currently such a formal request can only be made when an obligation is five years old. The local authority must take a decision on such a request and there is a right to appeal. The Government’s proposed change would … Continue reading

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Community Infrastructure Levy

Here we discuss the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). If you are a developer, land or property owner CIL is a new cost that could affect you. Read on to find out how CIL may impact on you and what you can do… The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008.  It came into force on 6th April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Regulations 2010.  Development may be liable for a charge under the CIL if your local planning authority has chosen to set a charge in its area. Who can charge the levy? The charging Authorities are district and metropolitan councils, London borough councils, unitary authorities, national park authorities, The Broads Authority and … Continue reading

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