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Councils should not charge self builders Section 106 taxes

14 October 2013

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has confirmed his intention to stop local councils imposing onerous Section 106 contributions on self build projects.

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#8 nick stewart 2014-05-27 14:53
As a newbie to this site and to understanding S106 agreements can anybody advise what is the latest in regard to abolishing self builders having to make S106 Contributions?

At a planning meeting to discuss possibility of 3 new dwellings only last week (20th May 2014) my local planning office (East Hants District Council) advised their recent upwardly revised fee would be c£105k per new dwelling !!!
 
 
#7 Kia 2013-10-20 06:57
Let us all pray govt does not leave this to LPA and come up with a clear guidelines.
 
 
#6 Peter Blackburn 2013-10-20 06:25
Thank you for the response. No wonder the economic recovery is slow with builders not building and 18000 self builders who want to build wrapped up in red tape. Hopefully common sense not politics will move this forward
 
 
#5 Kia 2013-10-18 10:20
Peter
You are in the same position of another 18000 other self builders Currently It will be about couple months but minster is trying to bring it forward for councils to remove CIL obligations.
As I said before the planning permission needs changing and so far I don't know how this can be done without reapplying to LOCAL AUTHORITY !!
I have 3 clients in this position so Watch the space
 
 
#4 Peter Blackburn 2013-10-17 23:44
I am in a lone self builder in a similar boat to mr Coleman. I have a plot with permission and a 106 meaning I cannot afford to start building yet. Will existing 106 's be lifted or not and if so when? We need action...
 
 
#3 Kia 2013-10-17 14:25
T C
Any application before abolish of CIL for self builders will require CIL application and any planning approval will have a CIL charge on the land as condition ie you can not start to build until you pay up !!
However; after changes implemented there will no charges . I know it sound silly but this is how local authority red tap works - I was speaking to a LA planning officer and they will not even consider an application without CIL although they know this is going to go in couple of months or so . :(
since you submitted your plans let it go though and get your PP and once CIL charges are drop put another app for changes to CIL - there will be no additional fee since you get a free go . hope all works out well
 
 
#2 T Coleman 2013-10-17 12:20
I have just submitted my planning application, which is a design update of a previous successful application. The previous application had a 106 agreement attached to it. My LA want to charge me a fortune to re-scope the 106 for the new application, despite the fact that the house is exactly the same size as before. But more importantly, we won't be starting to build until early 2014, so where do we stand with having to pay the 106? Our LA is just saying there is no legislation on this yet so they have every right to make us sign the 106, and in fact we cannot get planning until we do, but I don't want to pay thousands of pounds on a tax that is about to be abolished. Equally, I really do not want to delay the process, it has taken so long to get this far with all the planning restrictions we have. Please advise.
 
 
#1 Kia 2013-10-17 10:53
This is good news for industry . But my early discussion with LA suggest that once CIL is removed for self builders there is no interim policy in place to deal with existing planning approvals . Apart from submitting a new application without CIL - This is waste of everyone's time and money.
Is there a proposed policy to deal with amendment to all the existing approved applications rather than re submitting ?
 

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