9th Annual (2019)

Community Infrastructure Levy and s106 Masterclass

Thursday 04 April 2019

Programme

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08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
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
09:40
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
10:10
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
10:40
Morning refreshments
11:10
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
11:40
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
12:10
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
Partner
Dentons
12:40
Networking lunch
13:40
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
Partner
Dentons
James Brierley
Partner
Gerald Eve
Karen Dower
Principal Planning Officer
Chichester District Council
Part 2: A practical guide to working with CIL and overcoming its challenges
14:40
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
15:10
Afternoon refreshments
15:40
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
16:10
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
Barrister
9 Stone Buildings
16:40
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
17:10
Chair’s closing remarks
17:20
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q & A*