The Infrastructure Levy won’t fund homes where need is greatest

Paul Smith CROP

Collecting and distributing IL revenue nationally will ensure fairer and better outcomes

In the rush to talk about growth areas, “automatic” permissions, housing targets and design codes, the changes to the planning gain regime proposed in the planning white paper have been largely overlooked - yet they will arguably have the most significant impact of all.

It is unquestionable that planning gain needs reform - the current approach is a somewhat accidental affair with the Community Infrastructure Levy operating alongside the Section 106 system that it was supposed to replace. It is a combination that produces complexity and uncertainty - the two things that the government is trying to drive out of the planning system.

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