Section 106

Reforms to fast-track local plans

06/08/2020

Councils will face sanctions unless they draw-up local plans within 30 months under government proposals to overhaul the planning system.

Councils to publish deals done with developers

05/06/2019

Councils will be required to publish how much funding they are receiving from developers under new rules announced by the Government.

Developers encouraged to fund school places

11/04/2019

The Government has published new guidance which sets out how councils can encourage housing developers to fund the school places their developments create.

Scrapping the Levy: Why we need a change in approach to CIL

25/10/2018

Research finds councils are not spending on local infrastructure. With such a complex fund raising system in place it's hardly surprising, argues Hannah Vickers of ACE.

Planning and Ecology

01/05/2018

How can local authorities realize the environmental benefits required by new government legislation? Karen Colebourn reports.

Counties call for strategic planning reforms to tackle rising house prices

16/02/2018

County councils have called for strategic planning reforms after figures showed house prices in England’s counties rose at triple the rate of London last year.

Section 106 pricing developers out of market, research warns

07/08/2017

Costly Section 106 agreements are pricing some developers out of the market, according to the peer-to-peer lending website Lendy.

Court upholds Whitehall’s affordable housing contributions plans

12/05/2016

A court has ruled in favour of the Government’s small sites affordable housing contributions policy.

Cameron’s 106 reform: What it means for local authorities

06/11/2015

Mike Brogan gives his view on David Cameron’s recent announcement about Section 106 reforms and the implications for local authorities.

Time to take action on housing

28/09/2015

Marc Vlessing calls for more innovation in policy thinking to solve the housing crisis.

Spending review must tackle £10bn of unfunded council costs

01/09/2015

Councils will face around £10bn of unfunded costs over the next five years, according to analysis by the Local Government Association.

Joint venture signs affordable housing agreement

27/08/2015

Heylo Housing, a joint venture with Lancashire County Pension Fund, has signed an agreement with Bellway to deliver more than 1,000 shared ownership affordable homes over the next three years.

Councils win affordable housing court battle

04/08/2015

Two councils have successfully challenged the government’s reforms to the planning system.

Council approves new infrastructure levy

16/04/2015

A new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is expected to raise £18m for Peterborough City Council by 2031.

Lewis pledges to speed up Section 106 agreements

23/02/2015

Changes to Section 106 agreements have been proposed by housing minister, Brandon Lewis, following concerns late negotiations are delaying the planning process.

Councils deny 'sitting on' regeneration cash

07/01/2014

Councils have denied ‘sitting on’ millions of pounds of Section 106 money intended for social and community projects.

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