Local Infrastructure Levy
22nd Nov 2018
"The Planning (Scotland) Bill is poised to bring secondary legislation for a local infrastructure levy, a valuable funding tool according to WYG Group Planning Director Stefano Smith FRTPI. But which organisations will be liable for paying the levy, and how can policy-makers ensure it doesn't deter infrastructure delivery?
In his latest piece published on Construction News, Stefano argues that innovative attempts by planning authorities to make fair and effective use of planning obligations should be shared and encouraged. An infrastructure levy could collect up to £75m annually - not a huge contribution on its own, but potentially significant within a cocktail of funding that includes planning obligations. Such a move could help lessen the growing challenges of securing investment and recouping infrastructure costs."
Source: WYG News and Press Releases
Stefano will be participating in the forthcoming confernece 'Understanding Scotland's New Planning Act: What do you need to know about the new planning system?'
Tue 15th Jan 2019
Thu 24th Jan 2019
Tue 5th Feb 2019
Thu 21st Feb 2019
Wed 27th Feb 2019
Thu 21st Mar 2019
Great content from all speakers but Duncan MacLennan especially gives the "big picture" better than anyone else in housing.