Reforming Developer Contributions: Government Actions, Timescales & Next Steps

Confirmed speakers:

  • Laurence Martindale, Head of Local Infrastructure Planning, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • Cllr Ric Pallister OBE, South Somerset District Council (event chair)
  • James Brierley, Partner, Gerald Eve LLP
  • Jim Cliffe, Planning Obligations Manager, Bristol City Council
  • Matt Jones, Senior Policy Officer Planning Policy Team, Shropshire Council
  • Celina Colquhoun, Barrister, No5 Chambers


The Government is determined to simplify the developer contributions system for the benefit of “local authorities who administer them, developers who pay them and the communities in which development takes place”. A recent technical consultation seeks views on proposed reforms to the Community Infrastructure Levey and Section 106. Plans include: amendments to CIL consultation requirements; changes to how the Levy is indexed; and removing s106 pooling restrictions and requirements for Regulation 123 lists.

Join Westminster Briefing on 9 April for an up to date brief on developer contribution reform. We will examine changes CIL & s160 regulations, what they mean for planning authorities and developers, and wider policy developments impacting planning charges.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Charging schedules: removing the requirement to consult on a preliminary draft
  • Indexing residential development to “a three-year smoothed average of the annual local House Price Index” and non-residential development to CPI
  • Allowing phased developments, originally consented before the Levy came into force, to offset future liabilities across the same development
  • Lifting the section 106 pooling restriction
  • Removing requirements for Regulation 123 lists
  • Introducing ‘Infrastructure Funding Statements’
  • Plans for ‘Strategic Infrastructure Tariffs’
  • Wider policy developments affecting contributions, timescales, and next steps

About the event:

The event will open with an overview of the latest policy developments and Government actions, delivered by a senior member of MHCLG’s planning & infrastructure team. Following sessions will focus on changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106 respectively. Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in developer contributions, including: local planning authorities; developers; planning solicitors & consultants; surveyors; city & regional governments; and representative groups.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

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Tuesday 9th April 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


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