Earlier this month, changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations were laid before parliament, with the intention that these will come into force on the 1st September 2019. The key amendments to be aware of are summarised below:
The time and expense of successfully achieving planning permissions has been steadily rising for years due to the increased detail now required by local authorities. Land owners are facing higher costs without a guarantee that any application will be successful. So apart from choosing a highly dependable and cost effective planning consultant, what can land owners do to limit their exposure to risk whilst still optimising the full potential of their land?
The value of early engagement with planners has been shown after DHA secured permission for the owner of Pennings and Juniper Cottage at Saltwood, near Hythe, to replace the homes with seven apartments.