The recent judgment of the High Court in the Oval Estates case has highlighted the importance to developers in settling CIL phasing strategies early on in the planning process and not relying on retrospective action.
The community infrastructure levy (“CIL”) is payable on chargeable developments. Where a planning permission is expressly stated to be phased, Read More
London is a world leading city where businesses thrive and more and more people want to live. So why isn’t getting planning permission in London easy? In our view, there are four main reasons: (1) an ever-changing policy framework; (2) affordable housing and viability; (3) under-resourced local authorities and (4) judicial review.
Each of these Read More
Some might say that the community infrastructure levy (“CIL”) is just a tax on developers to fund infrastructure, but a recent appeal case showed that it’s also a handy yardstick with which to measure human ingenuity…
In an attempt to get out of paying CIL on a scheme in Northamptonshire, a developer argued that its Read More