Infrastructure can be provided alongside developments either via the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) or through S106 planning obligations.
CIL is based on the amount of new gross internal floorspace created by the development. Each local Council sets its own CIL rate, determines what types of development will pay CIL, and sets out what CIL will be spent on in its Regulation 123 list.
When CIL was introduced, a Council’s ability to fund infrastructure through ad hoc S106 planning obligations became more restricted. This included limiting the number of developments that can fund the same infrastructure project or type, and avoids “double dipping”, where the same infrastructure is funded from both CIL and S106. At the same time, this funding cannot make a development unviable.
Vision Planning understands this, and can help you to ensure that your development is not being asked to provide more funding than it should.