9th Annual (2019)

Community Infrastructure Levy and s106 Masterclass

Thursday 04 April 2019


Registration and refreshments
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Gilian Macinnes
Planning and Placemaking Advisor
Gilian Macinnes Associates
Part 1: Understanding the future, challenges and opportunities of CIL
Update on the latest proposed CIL and s106 changes
  • The latest regulation changes effecting CIL and s106
  • Why are changes being introduced and what problems are they trying to solve?
  • Introduction of the Strategic Infrastructure Tariff – how would it work in practice?
  • When will proposed legislative changes be implemented?
Laurence Martindale
Head of Local Infrastructure
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local authority perspective: The impacts of the removal of the pooling restrictions on future infrastructure delivery
  • Working within the current pooling restrictions
  • Impacts that the proposed CIL legislative changes could have on infrastructure delivery
  • The lifting of the pooling regulation: How is it going to work in practice and the effect on infrastructure delivery?
  • Distinguishing between projects that are CIL and s106
  • Can local authorities change from CIL to s106 when there is a priority infrastructure project to secure funds quicker?
Jane Custance
Director of Strategic Planning and Development
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Morning refreshments
Developer perspective: The impacts of the proposed CIL and s106 changes on project delivery
  • The challenges experienced when calculating CIL for commercial and residential developments
  • Responding to the proposed CIL legislative changes and how they may affect developers
  • Common pitfalls that developers encounter with the levy
  • The impact of CIL and viability on project delivery
  • Impacts on self-build and large complex developments
Creating an infrastructure funding statement – how to design a plan for spending the levy
  • Guidance on the proposed Infrastructure Funding Statement
  • Does the proposed Infrastructure Funding Statement provide more transparency and certainty for infrastructure delivery?
  • Is there a risk of double counting with the Infrastructure Funding Statement?
  • Forward planning for infrastructure projects – identifying future infrastructure development
Gilian Macinnes
Planning and Placemaking Advisor
Gilian Macinnes Associates
The effectiveness of current methods to successful land value capture
  • How sensitive are CIL and planning obligations at capturing increases in land value?
  • Update on the implementation of land value capture methods
  • What other methods may be available that will allow successful land value capture?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages in using alternative systems of land value capture?
Roy Pinnock
Networking lunch
PANEL DISCUSSION: Do the proposed CIL and s106 changes provide the needed clarity and flexibility?
  • Responding to the proposed CIL and s106 changes
  • Do the latest CIL legislative changes work in practice?
  • Addressing uncertainty surrounding the CIL changes
  • What further modifications should be made to CIL and s106?
  • What do the proposed legislative changes mean for the future of the levy?
  • Viability and affordable housing
Roy Pinnock
James Brierley
Gerald Eve
Karen Dower
Principal Planning Officer
Chichester District Council
Part 2: A practical guide to working with CIL and overcoming its challenges
Navigating through the management and the effective spending of CIL
  • Creating governance structures for CIL spending
  • Identifying and prioritising projects for CIL spending
  • Setting up a CIL spending strategy to speed up infrastructure delivery
  • How to manage CIL contributions effectively
  • Difficulties encountered with securing and managing CIL funds and how to overcome them
  • When should CIL revenues be spent?
Karen Dower
Principal Planning Officer
Chichester District Council
Afternoon refreshments
CIL in two-tier authorities: Working collaboratively to optimise CIL and infrastructure delivery from a county council perspective
  • Meaningful support and engagement with parish and district councils on CIL spending to deliver infrastructure
  • Importance of resourcing CIL and s106 teams to ensure efficient infrastructure delivery
  • The common pitfalls during CIL implementation and how to overcome them
  • How to manage consistency when CIL has been implemented in only certain councils within the county
  • Working towards a structured approach to securing CIL funding for infrastructure delivery
John Pitchford
Head of Planning
Suffolk County Council
Latest legal update on CIL enforcement
  • Issues with self-build exemption
  • The importance on compliance with the planning regulations to avoid delays
  • Lessons learnt from CIL appeals
Christopher Cant
9 Stone Buildings
CASE STUDY: Lessons learnt from the implementation of CIL
  • Day to day administration of CIL
  • Difficulties encountered during CIL implementation and how they were resolved
  • Financial management of CIL on a day to day basis 
Claire Burton
Implementation Team Leader
Huntingdonshire District Council
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q & A*