LGA responds to new planning rules showing how developers' cash is spent on communities

“Councils support the principle of infrastructure funding statements showing how much developers’ money is spent on local communities, and many councils already publish them. This work needs to be fully funded and councils also need sufficient lead-in time."


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Responding to the announcement that local people will see how housing developers’ cash contributions benefit communities, as a result of new planning rules, the Local Government Association’s Planning spokesman, Cllr David Renard, said:

“Councils support the principle of infrastructure funding statements showing how much developers’ money is spent on local communities, and many councils already publish them. This work needs to be fully funded and councils also need sufficient lead-in time.

"The Government should further reform the Community Infrastructure Levy in the upcoming Spending Round.

“This includes removing national exemptions – which reduce the amount of funding to invest in critical infrastructure to facilitate development - and allowing them to be decided by councils at a local level.”