End to Pooling Restriction
On 1 September 2019, the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2019 came into force and includes the following provisions to be noted:
- The pooling restriction will be removed to enable local planning authorities to use five or more section 106 contributions to fund a single infrastructure project. This will also enable local planning authorities to use both section 106 contributions and CIL to fund the same piece of infrastructure.
- Outline permissions will now be protected from increases in CIL between the grant of outline permission and the approval of reserved matters.
- The penalty has been changed where a developer fails to submit a commencement notice before the development begins. Now a surcharge will be imposed for a late notice as opposed the loss of any reliefs or exemptions.
- The obligation requiring local authorities to set a list of developments, types of projects and infrastructure to be funded through CIL will be removed from 2010 and replaced with a requirement to provide an annual statement.
- The calculation of CIL following a section 73 permission has been changed.
- Monitoring fees in s106 agreements have now been added to the regulations and given statutory footing.
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