Legal Assistants (Litigation and Planning)
20 more local authorities join Community Infrastructure Levy front runners project PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2011 00:00

A group of 20 local authorities have joined the Community Infrastructure Levy front runners project, Planning Minister Greg Clark has revealed.

As a front runner, the council concerned will be given a package of support from the Planning Advisory Service to help set the charge in their area. This will include group workshops and good practice advice.

The councils selected for phase two are:

  • London Borough of Barnet
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Council
  • Bristol City Council
  • Cambridgeshire Horizons (East Cambs District Council and Huntingdonshire District Council)
  • Chelmsford Borough Council
  • London Borough of Croydon
  • Elmbridge Borough Council
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Havant Borough Council
  • London Borough of Islington
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Redcar and Cleveland Council
  • St Helens Council
  • London Borough of Sutton
  • Swindon Borough Council
  • Torbay Council
  • London Borough of Wandsworth
  • Wycombe District Council

The Department for Communities and Local Government claimed that the CIL would give councils more choice and flexibility in how they fund infrastructure. The levy had the potential to raise £1bn a year by 2016, it added.

Greg Clark said: "Yet again we've seen a lot of enthusiasm from councils eager to introduce the reformed Community Infrastructure Levy, to ensure the many benefits development can bring are not lost to local communities.

"This second wave of Front Runners will ensure local neighbourhoods reap the rewards from growth in their areas and provide valuable lessons others can learn from in the future."

A revised version of the DCLG's Community Infrastructure Levy overview document is available here.

 

Latest News

April 09, 2014

County council scraps energy from waste contract at cost of £30m-plus

A county council is to terminate a £600m waste contract at a cost of more than £30m, blaming the “failure to secure satisfactory planning permission”. Read more
April 03, 2014

Campaigners rule out further appeal over redevelopment of football ground

Campaigners who sought to have the planning permission for the redevelopment of Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Ground quashed have ruled out taking the case to the Court of Appeal on costs grounds. Read more
April 01, 2014

London borough to use s. 106 agreements to tackle 'buy-to-leave' homes

A London borough is consulting on plans to use s. 106 agreements to tackle the issue of “buy-to-leave” homes. Read more
March 31, 2014

Campaigners net hearing over planning permission for QPR training ground

Campaigners seeking to challenge Ealing Council’s decision to grant Queen’s Park Rangers planning permission for the redevelopment of a sports ground and to give the club a 200-year lease have been granted an oral… Read more
March 27, 2014

Court backs decision to pay only 20% of £250k recommended by LGO

A district council has fended off a judicial review challenge to its decision to pay a complainant only 20% of a £250,000 sum recommended by the Local Government Ombudsman. Read more
March 26, 2014

Councils lose High Court battle with Mayor of London over affordable rents

A group of nine councils have lost a High Court challenge to the Mayor of London’s plan to allow ‘affordable’ rents in new housing to be set at 80% of the market rate. Read more

 

Features

projects portrait1
April 16, 2014

Recent changes to the CIL regime: a summary

Jonathan Darby provides a summary of recent changes that affected the Community Infrastructure Levy. Read more
Planning iStock 000002733689Small 146x219
April 02, 2014

The Planning Court comes into being

Richard Harwood OBE QC analyses the introduction of a Planning Court this week and outlines the key changes. Read more
April 02, 2014

Are local authorities bound by Ombudsman recommendations?

A High Court judge recently ruled that a council's decision to pay a developer only 20% of the £250,000 recommended by the Local Government Ombudsman was lawful. Nicholas Dobson analyses the case. Read more
April 02, 2014

Retrospective validation, exceptional circumstances and the Whitley principle

The High Court recently upheld approvals for Cardiff’s Energy from Waste scheme. Simon Bird QC analyses the case. Read more
April 02, 2014

Further chinks in the armour of town and village green status

Polly Reynolds analyses the likely impact of a key Supreme Court ruling on rectification of the register of town and village greens. Read more
March 26, 2014

Demolition – under permitted development rights or planning permission?

A recent case involving one of the Essex districts (advised by Essex Legal Services) sparked questions about the primacy of planning permission against permitted development rights in relation to demolition. Jacqueline Millward and Matthew Fox… Read more
March 26, 2014

Application forms and lawful uses

The High Court recently considered whether a local planning authority had lawfully substituted - under s. 191(4) of the TCPA 1990 - a lawful use of another description for that claimed in the application form. Peter Wadsley considers the case. Read more

 

Older news and features

March 05, 2014

Core stability

March 05, 2014

The sound and the fury

February 26, 2014

Applying the sequential test

February 13, 2014

Action stations

January 16, 2014

Bearing witness

January 16, 2014

Hunston upheld

January 09, 2014

Restrictions at retail parks

Click here for full section archive

Now Previewing on LGL.tv: Green Belt Development - The Legal Issues (Click on bottom right of screen for full size.)

Featured Jobs

Ashford Borough Council Planning Lawyer
East Sussex Solicitor Planning and Highways


CLICK HERE to search all current vacancies

Featured Courses & Events

Sign up for Courses and Events Updates

* indicates required

Services v2

Yellow pages iStock 000009762383XSmall cropTo access details of individual advertisers, please click on the relevant banner below.

To search all entries in the Local Government Lawyer Services Directory, please click here

 

Ivy Legal
Easton Bevins Chartered Surveyors

 


 Shout_to_the_top_looking_left_iStock_000006002590XSmall_98x74 Latest Blog Posts

 

 


 

Ballot_iStock_000006080605XSmall_thumb

Snap Judgement

Is the role of monitoring officer worth the risk?