The outcome of the CIL reforms consultation has been published and POS welcomes the extension of the pooling provisions until April 2015 which will give authorities more breathing space to get their CILs in place.
Graham Jones, Convenor of the Society's CIL & Infrastructure planning Topic Forum, said "Some of the other provisions are sensible modifications, such as the phasing and payments in kind."
Jones continued "We should, however, be worried that the more stringent tests at examination will be placing more burdens on authorities when they are under increasing pressure on resources, and not charging for self-build and domestic extensions, however large they might be, cannot be justified as they place just as much of a burden on infrastructure as any other residential development. This will now fall upon the local authority to subsidise. This is particularly disappointing as it was only supported by a minority of respondents. The self build and domestic extensions exemptions will be particularly difficult to administer and monitor which will be a cost without any additional income."
Graham Jones, former Society President
Community Infrastructure Levy: Consultation on further Regulatory Reforms Summary: ; an extension of time for S106 until April 2015 has been confirmed confirmed. Regulations are to follow with a possible implementation date of Jan 2014; guidance should be published with the regs.