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Recent planning changes – the removal of vacant building credit

A recent High Court decision has quashed government guidance issued in November 2014 that exempted developments of small sites and those bringing vacant buildings back into use from affordable housing contributions. This could have serious implications for development of these types of sites going forward.

Wed 26 Aug 2015

New CIL regulations will not deliver new homes, says law firm Winckworth Sherwood

The Government’s changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 regime announced in February will not deliver new homes, a survey of developers has found.

Tue 22 Apr 2014

H1: To CIL or not to CIL?

H1: To CIL or not to CIL? That is the question that councils across the North West will have to decide over the next 12 months as the deadline for the adoption of a Community Infrastructure Levy approaches, writes Colette McCormack, partner at law firm Winckworth Sherwood.

Tue 02 Jul 2013

Important changes to judicial review in planning

Changes to the Civil Procedure Rules came into effect today (1 July 2013). The key points in relation to planning are outlined in the attached.

Mon 01 Jul 2013

Community Infrastructure Levy - Winckworth Sherwood's Planning Team answer your 10 practical questions

The Consultation paper on further amendments to the CIL Regulations has now been published. Winckworth Sherwood's Planning Team have prepared a newsletter outlining some of the thorny issues and anomalies that we have encountered on schemes that we have been advising on over the last 12 months and where applicable, we set out if the consultation changes will resolve the problem.

Mon 22 Apr 2013

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