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Transport funding: has CIL had its day?

The way developers contribute funding to local transport infrastructure in England looks likely to change following a critical assessment of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) system

Andrew Forster
17 February 2017
Within England, implementation of the Community Infrastructure Levy is concentrated in the South. Many authorities in the Midlands and North (grey areas) have no plans to implement the levy.
Source: CIL review team

Not so long ago, the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was being championed as the way to increase developer contributions to transport and other infrastructure. Introduced in England via the 2008 Planning Act, the levy was designed to collect contributions towards the cumulative impacts of development across an area. In places where CIL was adopted, the previous, often cumbersome, practice of councils negotiating Section 106 developer contributions would be restricted to site-specific issues...

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