Vacant building credit was introduced in 2014 - but what exactly is it and how can it be used in relation to planning obligations and affordable housing?
This viability case extends through initial report, extensive negotiation and appeal. It demonstrates several important points, including the way greenfield infrastructure costs should be accounted for in viability assessments, how to deal with potentially unreasonable behaviour from a planning authority, and that just because a site is allocated in the local plan does not mean that site-specific costs cannot be taken into account. It also demonstrates that a duplicate planning permission can be used to vary previously agreed s106 contributions.
Development will always have an impact on the local community. But what exactly are infrastructure contributions for, and how do they work?
Section 106 agreements and viability reports are common entities when it comes to getting your planning permission. But what are they, and why are they needed?
What are review mechanisms? This article explains what review mechanisms are, and demonstrates how they are used in practice using a recent case study.
The First Homes scheme has now been formally launched - but what does it mean for your development?
What are Greenfield and Brownfield sites, and how does site type impact profit margin and viability?