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CIL and s106: evaluation and future prospects

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 at 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Prospero House (etc Venues), 241 Borough High St, London SE1 1GA
£349 for RTPI members (From £199 with a season ticket)
£199 for licentiate members and independent consultants; £140 for students, unemployed and retired; £449 for non-members
RTPI Conferences

The introduction of the Community Infrastructure levy has fundamentally changed the way that local authorities seek to secure the delivery of infrastructure, and secure contributions from developers.  We are now approaching five years since its introduction in 2010 and the pooling deadline came into force last April. The Government and Opposition are both committed to reviewing the operation of CIL and its effectiveness in delivering objectives.   Meanwhile local authorities and developers are faced with the challenge of dealing with the tightening restrictions on the use of S106.

This timely briefing & workshop will take stock of the situation and receive first-hand accounts from those who have been at the sharp end of implementation.   It will identify the outcomes of research, the lessons learned from the first five years and look forward to what might be the outcomes of the CIL review and any further reforms.

Benefits of attending

Attending this Briefing & Workshop will help you:

  1. Understand the current position on  CIL and S106 as the pooling restrictions come into force
  2. Appreciate the previous research on the impact of S106 on infrastructure funding and the provision of new  affordable housing
  3. Learn how the early adopters of CIL have been implementing CIL following adoption
  4. Hear the views of the development  industry about the impact of these new provisions
  5. Take part in discussions about the current and future challenges and opportunities

 Who should attend?

  • Local authority planners
  • Planning consultants
  • Strategic planners at regional and sub-regional levels
  • Housing association professionals
  • Representatives of community organisations


Example programme

9.00 Registration and coffee

9.30 Welcome and introduction by the chair

9.40 DCLG update

10.20 s106 research

  • Only so much cake to cut
  • Variable rates across England (and Wales)
  • Influences on CIL rates
  • Types of development

11.00 Coffee and networking

 11.20 Charging less CIL – legal challenges and opportunities

  • Zero rating – justification, evidence and section 106 assumptions
  • Exemptions – minor development, self-build and charities
  • Reliefs – social housing, exceptional circumstances and charities
  • Payments in kind – land and infrastructure

12.00 CIL viewpoint

  • RTPI members’ views on CIL progress
  • Practice examples
  • Are there better ways of capturing land value upflift?

12.40 Panel discussion

1.00 Lunch

2.00 Local authority perspective - London

  • The Croydon Charging Schedule Experience
  • Setting up as a charging authority
  • Operating as a charging authority, including collecting for the Mayor.
  • Croydon’s development context and infrastructure challenges
  • Assignment of CIL to support infrastructure
  • The Government’s CIL Panel Review – Local Planning Authority Perspective / Implications.

2.30 Local authority perspective – regional

3.00 Making it work

  • CIL Progress
  • Latest research and findings on rate setting and viability
  • Relationship between S106 and CIL since April 2015
  • Key issues of concern and the future

3.30 Review/round up

4.00 Panel discussion

4.30 Close