3 things we learnt from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) announcement

The latest reform to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), the UK Government claims, will make it easier and quicker for local authorities to deliver new housing projects.

Kit Malthouse, Housing Minister, has announced that the process in which house builders contribute towards infrastructure, like: roads, schools, open space and doctor’s surgeries is over-complicated and confusing. To make it easier and quicker to build new homes, the minister has introduced a number of changes that will:

  • Unlock funding for complex schemes: Restrictions on local authorities will be eased, giving them the ability to combine developer contributions to fund complicated and large-scale developments.
  • Offer greater transparency: During 2016/17, house builders and developers paid £6 billion in CIL contributions to support the delivery of the new infrastructure. Under the new rules, councils will now be required to report how much they raise and how it will be spent. Local communities will be able to see every step of the process taken to ensure their areas are equipped for the new development.
  • Help tackle the housing crisis: It has long been the ambition to increase output to 300,000 new homes per year (by the mid-2020s) and provide new homes for first-time buyers. Modifying the levy is designed to help the UK Government meet this goal, whilst ensuring the necessary infrastructure is in place to support the new homes.

At M. Lambe Construction, we welcome all policy changes that positively bring about an increase in house building. For over 35-years, we have shown commitment and dedication to the Midlands’ leading house builders, working in collaboration and delivering civil engineering projects to the highest levels of ‘quality’, ‘health and safety’ and ‘environmental consideration’.

Phil McHugh, Regional Construction Director, Countryside, said of our approach: “I’ve been working with M. Lambe Construction for over five years and have found them to be a highly professional team with a refreshing emphasis on nurturing client relationships, stemming from the company’s own long history of strong family values.” Click here to read the full client reference.

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