A blog about planning, planning law and planning policy

Disclaimer

The information on this blog is not intended to be advice, legal or otherwise. You should not rely on it and I do not accept liability in connection with it. If you do have a planning law question on which you would like advice, seek legal advice from a suitably qualified solicitor. Specific advice should be sought for specific problems.

Defective section 106 agreements

I was struck by a question posted on a planning Q&A site the other day from a parish council seeking help over unpaid money under a s.106 agreement. The problem seems to be that the payment was due at occupation of the first tranche of affordable housing. It has been occupied but the payment not […]

Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England

The Government launched this strategy today, part of its proposals to stimulate growth, recognising the role played by new housing. I met with some architects last week and as we discussed the Government’s Plan for Growth, they practically fell about laughing when I took them through the policy of giving greater power to local communities […]

Community Infrastructure Levy – first scheme approved

The first Inspector’s decision is out on a CIL charging schedule, the document at the heart of any CIL scheme. Newark & Sherwood will be pleased that their schedule was approved. The report provides valuable guidance on CIL. No doubt we will all be reading it carefully.

Viability issues were obviously important. There were differential […]