Worrying council proposal ... community infrastructure levy

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Saturday 6 September 2014 10.46pm
The Southwark council's proposal is worrying:

"The planning authority has proposed a relatively complex series of 19 individual charging rates in seven categories over three charging zones. The charges go as high as 400 per square metre in Zone 1 which covers the north-west of the borough including the south bank of the River Thames between Blackfriars Bridge and Shad Thames" (http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/september14/040914/040914_5).

Is this fair?
Zoe
Sunday 7 September 2014 8.09am
Why would it not be, given the differences in land/property values? What were your concerns about it?
Sunday 7 September 2014 9.31pm
Just when we were getting used to sec 106 agreements!
Monday 8 September 2014 5.57am
[quote mojonojo]You know these are applicable to new builds only?{/quote]
You need not be building a new beilding to be enganing in new development.
Monday 8 September 2014 10.57am
Section 106 agreements are a travesty, lets be honest.. massively funded developers pushing through schemes against underfunded Councils. At the end the local taxpayers pick up any bills to put things right, or the locals suffer (noise, traffic, visual blight etc.)

Haven't seen the LBSwk proposals in detail, but at least this has a chance of being fair and making the developers pay external costs.

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