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Community Infrastructure Levy delayed one year

The deadline to introduce the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) has been delayed by one year after the planning minister Nick Boles unveiled proposed amendments today.

Councils who are not in the process of adopting the levy will now have until April 2015 to pool contributions.

The proposed changes include measures to ensure councils are clear on how the levy has been set and how much developers will be charged, as well as the use of phased levy payments in the case of phased planning permission.

It will allow local authorities to charge levies on new development, using the money raised to fund infrastructure projects.

Readers' comments (1)

  • This levy appears to be distorting planning permissions. Here in Durham we have developers offering equity release to farmers then putting the green fields forward for housing. The infrastructure funds are named as benefits of the projects to gain approval but are not linked to the blighted area.

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