New Regulations affect S.106 and CIL

On 1 September, new regulations came into force, making changes to how local authorities charge, collect and report on developer contributions raised through section 106 planning obligations and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).  Changes made include: removal of the restriction preventing more than five section 106 obligations being used to fund any individual infrastructure project; a new requirement for councils to annually publish infrastructure funding statements setting out how much CIL and section 106 income is collected and spent and what it is spent on; greater flexibility for local authorities consulting on CIL charging schedules; and allowing councils to seek section 106 contributions towards the monitoring and reporting of planning obligations.