20 more local authorities join Community Infrastructure Levy front runners project PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2011 00:00

A group of 20 local authorities have joined the Community Infrastructure Levy front runners project, Planning Minister Greg Clark has revealed.

As a front runner, the council concerned will be given a package of support from the Planning Advisory Service to help set the charge in their area. This will include group workshops and good practice advice.

The councils selected for phase two are:

  • London Borough of Barnet
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Council
  • Bristol City Council
  • Cambridgeshire Horizons (East Cambs District Council and Huntingdonshire District Council)
  • Chelmsford Borough Council
  • London Borough of Croydon
  • Elmbridge Borough Council
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Havant Borough Council
  • London Borough of Islington
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Redcar and Cleveland Council
  • St Helens Council
  • London Borough of Sutton
  • Swindon Borough Council
  • Torbay Council
  • London Borough of Wandsworth
  • Wycombe District Council

The Department for Communities and Local Government claimed that the CIL would give councils more choice and flexibility in how they fund infrastructure. The levy had the potential to raise £1bn a year by 2016, it added.

Greg Clark said: "Yet again we've seen a lot of enthusiasm from councils eager to introduce the reformed Community Infrastructure Levy, to ensure the many benefits development can bring are not lost to local communities.

"This second wave of Front Runners will ensure local neighbourhoods reap the rewards from growth in their areas and provide valuable lessons others can learn from in the future."

A revised version of the DCLG's Community Infrastructure Levy overview document is available here.

 

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