The latest from PAS

Advice note for councils on procuring viability evidence in planning
Over the last year we have been increasingly asked for advice on dealing with viability evidence through the development of local plans and community infrastructure levies. In response we held a workshop with viability experts and set to work on drafting an advice note for councils. The advice reflects the range of matters that you will need to consider in developing an invitation to tender (ITT) for the work but it may also be of assistance to LPAs who are undertaking this work in-house as it covers matters that should be addressed in any viability assessment work. We hope that you find it helpful. This is the first publication and if you have any feedback on how helpful it is please let us know as we are considering bringing forward similar advice for other areas of evidence.
Presentation and sample CIL calculation workbooks
During the autumn we ran a series of workshops around the country with MHCLG on the September 2019 reforms to developer contributions. This included the amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy regulations, updated Planning Policy Guidance the role of Infrastructure Funding Statements and how CIL and Section 106 should work together. It was fantastic to see so many officers at these events and for everyone fully taking part in our sessions on calculating CIL liabilities under the new regulations. You can see the event materials (including a very helpful question book with answers) here
PAS Annual Chief Planners & Rising Stars Conference
The conference covered the many elements of the PAS programmes and tackled some new areas such as resourcing and large scale delivery all tied up with talks from MHCLG’s top planning team. Download the event presentations
GDPR and Local Planning Authorities
In May 2018 PAS worked with a group of practitioners and partners to make a guide to managing data in LPAs. It has been published as an interim while we work on a more complete guide. Unfortunately the guide has been delayed until later in 2020 while some details are sorted out. 

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