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Planning Update: office to residential conversion rights made permanent, Mayor’s advice to local authorities on avoiding these rights, Mayor’s viability disclosure requirements, and CIL and mezzanine floors

Authors: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, and Lucy Morton, Professional Support Lawyer, Planning, London Today's post is a planning update, summarising some of the recent and forthcoming changes to planning law and policy. Please contact us for more … Continue reading

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What to look forward to in 2016: Planning changes on the horizon

Herbert Smith Freehills' real estate development team are monitoring a number of areas of law likely to change during 2016.  Here is a summary of some key areas of change we expect in the field of planning (from a development perspective), … Continue reading

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Indexation calculations for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

In areas where a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule has been adopted,  the formula in the CIL Regulations must be used to calculate the CIL charge payable on a new property development.  Indexation is part of the formula used … Continue reading

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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) credits and offsets

Amendments made to the CIL regulations in 2014 changed the qualifying test for offsetting the floorspace of existing buildings against CIL liabilities for new development. During the three years before the time that the planning permission first permits development (the … Continue reading

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Section 106 monitoring payments not compliant with CIL regulations

A High Court Judge has ruled that the monitoring fees routinely added by local planning authorities to section 106 costs will not generally meet the test of ‘necessity’ required under the CIL regulations. For developers in the middle of section … Continue reading

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