Development Matters: CIL and S106 replaced by new ‘Infrastructure Levy’ proposal

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has proposed a new ‘Infrastructure Levy’ (IL) under its proposed Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. The reform will see the largest reinvention of development land tax and replace the current Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106, with the new IL. The consultation period ran until 9th June.

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Planning Enforcement updates

We’ve been a bit quiet on enforcement matters to date, but you may not know we love a good enforcement case! Over the last year or so we’ve been working ‘both sides of the fence’ for various clients including local planning authorities, landowners and developers who have had challenging enforcement problems, all over the country.

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Appointment to JV North's DPS

Good news for RCA's Development Team!

We are delighted to announce the team has been appointed to JV North's Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), under the Valuation Services lot.

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RCA's response Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: Reforms to National Planning Policy

We’ve responded to the National Planning Policy Framework consultation. 

This representation is made by RCA Regeneration Ltd in respect of the “Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: Reforms to National Planning Policy” consultation, which is running from 22 December 2022 until 11:45pm on 02 March 2023.

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RCA expands into the east of England


Due to significant growth of the business and increasing opportunities within Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, RCA Regeneration Ltd. have recently expanded into the east of England after welcoming new Director Helen Morris to the team. 

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The revised NPPF: summary & early comments


The shiny new NPPF is here. Except, it’s not really that new at all. We have become very familiar over the course of the last year with how the government wishes to introduce ‘beauty’ into the planning process. This of course follows the recommendations of the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission. 

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Will we have to sacrifice affordable housing to achieve sustainable development?


From a viability perspective, this question could equally be phrased the other way around.

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The Draft Revisions to the NPPF in Under 90 Seconds


On Saturday morning (30/01/2021), MHCLG released an open consultation on some proposed revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) as well as a new draft National Model Design Code.

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Planning for the Future


The RCA team have had steam coming out of our ears going through the Government's new planning white paper.

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New Permitted Development Rights – Are They The Solution?


On 21st July 2020, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced new and expanded Permitted Development (PD) rights which he argued would deliver much-needed new homes and revitalise town centres. The new measures were originally mooted in the Prime Minister’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ announcement back at the end of June, in which Boris Johnson promised “the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War”.

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Plans, Delays and Recoveries


So now we await a return to normality that may never really arrive. Cummings’ trip up north may have heralded a relaxation of the government’s lockdown and a move towards us being more ‘alert’ – whatever that means. 

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Making Hay While the Sun Shines


We now find ourselves experiencing a mix of weird dreams, unsettled nights, gorgeous weather, home working, home schooling, social distancing, fear for our loved ones and friends and total uncertainty over the future.

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