Sunday morning. The kidult has skipped off to the "V Festival", somewhere in Essex, which I understand is a sort of Glastonbury-for-lightweights, along with some other Princesses (one of their fathers is an organiser of the festival, natch! Oh to be born with a silver spoon....) and the other pair of adolescents are still in their pits. Leaving me to catch up with my reading, whilst 'im indoors curses at the lawnmower.
Do we hold out any hopes for the old Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) then?
We seem to have been talking about it for a long time so I find it quite hard to believe that it was only as recently as 30th July that the Government published further details on the implementation of the CIL. I have been trying anew to get my head around the (161 pages!!!! Put a bit of a strain on my toner cartridge I can tell you!) consultation document today.
The idea is to give local authorities the power to introduce a new discretionary development charge. The levy would partially fund local and sub-regional infrastructure related to development that may cross local authority boundaries and is set to be introduced in April 2010, just weeks before the General Election.