Two-thirds of councils likely to miss CIL deadline, report says

Out-Law News | 07 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm |

Research by real estate firm Savills has found that 68% of local authorities in England and Wales are likely to miss the deadline for the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), according to a report in Planning Magazine .

The research said that local authorities take an average of 23 months to implement CIL following the publication of a preliminary draft charging schedule and that this rate would leave two-thirds of local authorities behind schedule for the introduction of the charge.

The government has set a deadline of April 2015 for local authorities to bring CIL into force. Once the deadline passes, those authorities without a CIL charge in place will face restrictions on their use of section 106 agreements to gather funds towards infrastructure improvements.