The Future of Developer Contributions: Making effective use of CIL & S106 Agreements


In the Autumn Budget on 22 November 2017 the Government is due to set out its long-awaited response to a review of the Community Infrastructure Levy by the CIL Review Team. The review, published in October 2016, called for the Government to replace CIL with a hybrid system of a broad and low level Local Infrastructure Tariff (LIT) and Section 106 for larger developments.

In addition, the Government is currently consulting on its proposed changes to viability assessments, which include plans for standardised open book agreements aimed at reducing disputes between developers and local planning authorities.

Join Westminster Briefing on 12th December for an up-to-date brief on the Government's plans for the future of developer contributions, as well as current best practice in the use of CIL and S106.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Reforms to CIL following the independent review
  • A new S106 dispute resolution process
  • Standardisation of open book S106 agreements
  • The Government’s proposed approach to viability assessment
  • Making S106 work better from a planning authority & developer perspective
  • Avoiding unnecessary delays resulting from S106 negotiations
  • S106 where a development is capable of being charged CIL
  • Using CIL effectively
  • Improving cooperation between planning authorities & developers
  • Finding the right balance when setting a charging schedule
  • Identifying and building the right infrastructure to meet local needs
  • Ensuring reliefs and exemptions do not erode the contributor base

The Event:

The morning will examine the Government's plans for the future of developer contributions. In addition, there will be a session covering how to use Section 106 agreements effectively.

The afternoon session will look at current best practice in the use of the Community Infrastructure Levy.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in planning contributions, including: developers; planning authorities; elected members; planning consultants; architects; & solicitors.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Tuesday 12th December 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Event to be held in Central London (venue tbc)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

“The Government will examine the options for reforming the system of developer contributions including ensuring direct benefit for communities, and will respond to the independent [CIL] review and make an announcement at Autumn Budget 2017."

- Housing White Paper, February 2017

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