A new approach to developer contributions

This report by the Community Infrastructure Levy Review Group sets out to assess the extent to which CIL does or can provide an effective mechanism for funding infrastructure.

It also recommends changes that would improve its operation in support of the Government’s wider housing and growth objectives.

In particular: it investigated:

  • Implementing and operating CIL: the extent to which the levy is simpler and quicker to operate than individually negotiated Section 106 agreements
  • The value of CIL: how much money is being raised and what it is being spent on (or intended to be spent on)
  • Who is paying CIL: the types of development that are paying the levy
  • The neighbourhood portion of CIL: how much money is being passed on to local communities and how the ‘neighbourhood portion’ of CIL is being administered
  • The impact of CIL on development viability: what, if any, impact it is having on development viability

While there is no specific reference to housing for older people, the headline findings are that CIL should be replaced with a new hybrid local infrastructure tariffs and S106 arrangements, and in combined authorities, a more strategic infrastructure tariff arrangement.