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.
The review will come forward with proposed measures to ensure that developers are meeting their contribution to improved local infrastructure. The government wants to ensure that local communities can raise funds to support the development of transport infrastructure, schools, health services and recreation facilities. That’s why the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced in 2010 to help support the delivery of local infrastructure, we want to make sure it is working effectively.