In a speech at the London Property Summit last week, Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell, indicated that the development industry's complaints about CIL might not be being heard in government. 

Despite the CIL Review Board, headed by Liz Peace, having been widely reported as concluding that CIL is not meeting its policy objectives (links at bottom of post) - Barwell appears to be looking at reforming the system in order ensure that the government can continue to recover a percentage of planning gain from development. 

The CIL Review Report has been with DCLG for some time now; although we will not get to see its recommendations until the government's response is published in the 'Housing White Paper' - which is expected later this month. 

Whilst I continue to hope that the conclusions of the Review will lead to a more workable, less unfair, system for funding infrastructure than the current iteration of CIL - Barwell's latest comments are not reassuring. 

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http://nlpplanning.com/blog/cil-review-a-more-certain-and-simpler-future/

http://www.planningresource.co.uk/article/1392290/cil-review-chair-levy-failed-meet-policy-objectives

http://www.richard-carr.co.uk/independent-panel-criticises-community-infrastructure-levy-cil/

http://www.egi.co.uk/legal/10-things-i-hate-about-cil/