Are local authorities using the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to make student accommodation projects uneconomic? That appears to be the views of the British Property Federation. It has recommended that the government uses its review of CIL to ensure that student accommodation building projects in London can continue. Hopefully, all the other problems with CIL that have arisen are aslo addressed.
Planning system could constrain growth of Higher Education sector 17 Jul 2015 The British Property Federation (BPF) has urged government to use its promised review of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to stop councils setting sky-high CIL levels, or risk constraining growth of the UK’s Higher Education (HE) sector. In Making the Grade, its manifesto for the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, the BPF highlights how enormous CIL contributions are being used tactically in the capital to stop PBSA development, by hurting the viability of schemes which deliver much-needed, high-quality accommodation for students. It has urged the government to use its review of CIL in 2015 to provide stronger guidance on how PBSA is treated.