The Government has launched a review which many in the development sector have long believed is needed.

The operation of the CIL system has varied between local authorities with some considered to have been more 'sensible' than others.

The comments from Greg Clark though show the inherent tensions within the system. Local Authorities need the funding to help pay for infrastructure development but communities do not always perceive the benefits. Plus there is a fear that development, particularly housing, is being put at risk by the system.

But an independent review does not always lead to change and the ideas are always implemented by Government.

Organisations need to get involved and make their voice heard during this review process.