The Planning Officers Society has issued its response to DCLG's CIL Consultation.
Graham Jones, principal author of the response, said "POS believes that Planning Obligations will remain the most effective mechanism for delivering affordable housing, on site and in mixed and balanced communitites. S106 agreements for affordable housing have in general significant advantages over CIL in that they can deliver sites and can be negotiated with developers to achieve a mutually acceptable outcome. However local circumstances will vary considerably and where local authorities have sites available, or where housing development is typically on many small sites, local authorities should have the flexibility to decide how CIL and S106 can best be utilised to deliver the best outcome."
Graham Jones, POS Vice-President Emeritus and Convenor of the CIL & Infrastructure Planning Topic Forum