18th January 2019
CIL is a flat rate charge that local authorities may choose to set and which is designed to help fund local and sub-regional infrastructure. CIL is charged on development which creates net additional floorspace (gross internal area) of 100 square metres or more, or creates a whole new dwelling. It was introduced through the Planning Act 2008 with the hope that it would provide for a more efficient system than local authorities negotiating planning obligations on a ‘case-by case’ basis.
11th January 2019
Under Section 1 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, the Secretary of State (SoS) is compelled to compile or approve a list of buildings which meet the criteria of "special architectural or historic interest". Government guidance then aims to define precisely what features constitute "special architectural or historic interest".