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CIL regulations could face further reform, DCLG says

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) plans to consult on a reform of community infrastructure levy (CIL) regulations, a spokesperson has revealed according to reports.10 Dec 2012

Amended CIL regulations came into force last month, establishing special rules for calculation of CIL where existing planning permissions are varied, to ensure developments would not be 'double-charged'.

The amended regulations omitted a number of proposed changes which the Government consulted on last year and which were included in draft regulations intended to have been enforced in April this year.

The omissions included a proposal to require local authorities to pass a "meaningful proportion" of the funds raised through the levy to neighbourhood bodies in which the CIL-chargeable development would take place. Proposals to introduce an option for local authorities to use CIL funds to provide affordable housing had also been left out. The Government had also proposed provisions relating to the charging of CIL in Mayoral Development Corporation Areas which have been left out.

The DCLG has now said it will consult on a "rewrite" of the legislation in early 2013, according to a Property Week report. 

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