The introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) has significant implications for the use of S106 Planning Obligations; as a consequence POS has been working for some time to offer practical advice to LPAs. Early draft advice notes have now been updated and a revised version published.
Graham Jones, Vice President Emeritus and principal author of the note, said "This is intended to provide helpful and constructive advice to Local Planning Authorities on the changing legal and policy context, when S106 Obligations can and should be used both now and in the future, and the potential for CIL to provide for infrastructure funding."
Stepehen Tapper, President, said "To make optimum use of the CIL and S106 requires pro-active infrastructure planning and funding. Effective infrastructure planning requires a coordinated and systematic approach involving a wide range of partners. Authorities need to heed this latest advice."
Jones added "April 2014 isn't too far away - so authorities need to be taking action now!"
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