If you are planning a new development, you may be asked to pay a contribution towards funding and associated infrastructure, such as road improvements, education facilities or affordable housing.
Such contributions may be sought through a Section 106 Agreement whereby developers and local authorities negotiate and agree the required contribution.
Alternatively, many local planning authorities have introduced the Community Infrastructure Levy, (CIL). This sets a non-negotiable tariff for new developments which is put towards infrastructure. This is a tax and normally not avoidable.
Whichever method is applicable to your scheme, expert and experienced knowledge is crucial to minimising your liabilities while optimising the potential of your site.
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