The government publishes its response to the consultation relating to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) …

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Reforming developer contributions - Technical consultation on draft regulations" (which ran for 6 weeks from 20/12/2018 until 31/01/2019):

  • June 2019: Government response to reforming developer contributions (pdf) (link).

Notes:

  • The "Overview" at the start of the above response document includes the following information:
    - "The Government consulted on proposals to reform the system of developer contributions in Spring 2018, and published its response to the consultation, setting out how reforms were to be taken forward, in Autumn of that year. In line with the approach set out in this response, a further technical consultation was published on 20 December 2018, seeking views on whether draft regulations would deliver the Government’s intended policy outcomes without giving rise to unintended consequences. This consultation, Reforming developer contributions: Technical consultation on draft regulations (‘the technical consultation’), ran until 31 January 2019.".
    - "This document provides a summary of the consultation responses received, the views of event attendees and views expressed at other events and meetings during the consultation period. It does not attempt to capture every point made. This document sets out the key changes the Government has made to regulations in response to points raised during the consultation, and where the Government will consider further changes, including to Planning Practice Guidance.".
    - "The policy proposals were previously subject to consultation, including in Spring 2018 through Supporting housing delivery through developer contributions, and through consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework. Where responses to the technical consultation raised no new issues, responses to previous consultations should be read. The Government has had regard to its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 in considering the proposed reforms.".
    - "The Government introduced new regulations to deliver these reforms in June 2019. The regulations will be debated in the House of Commons under the affirmative resolution procedure.".
    - "The consultation sought comments on a draft regulation intended to exempt starter homes from the Levy (see paragraphs 75-81 below). The Government intends to lay the secondary legislation which will enable the delivery of starter homes later this year. Therefore, the Government also intends to introduce the regulations for the exemption of starter homes from the Levy later in the year.".
  • Note: The draft regulations (which have been laid before the House of Commons) are viewable on this page of the government website www.legislation.gov.uk.

Other sources of information:

  • March 2018: Supporting housing delivery through developer contributions (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • October 2018: Government response to supporting housing delivery through developer contributions (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • December 2018: Reforming developer contributions - Technical consultation on draft regulations (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.