Neighbourhood planning regulations: Consultation
The Government have launched a consultation to seek views on the proposed new regulations governing the process for establishing neighbourhood areas and forums, the requirements of Community Right to Build organisations, and the preparation of neighbourhood plans and neighbourhood development orders, and Community Right to Build Orders.
The closing date for comments is 5 Jan 2012. See link.
Community Infrastructure Levy
The Community Infrastructure Levy came into effect in 2010, allowing authorities to levy a charge on the owners or developers of land in order contribute to the costs of providing the infrastructure needed to support the development of the area. The Localism Bill includes proposals to reform this levy, requiring local authorities to pass a ‘meaningful proportion’ of receipts to the neighbourhoods where the development that gave rise to them took place (e.g. parish councils) and provides more local choice over how to implement a charge.
The closing date for comments is 30 Dec 2011. See link.