CIL and Viability

Boyer’s Development Economics Team includes ‘in-house’ CIL and viability expertise.

The team advises private sector clients on scheme specific viability and CIL matters with the aim of striking an appropriate balance between minimising scheme-specific costs to ensure overall scheme viability whilst also promoting tangible community benefits to help secure planning permission. The team does this by taking a rigorous and iterative approach that enables viability to be considered at all stages of the development process from valuing sites based on their development potential; determining the preferred land use and housing tenure mix and when submitting the final application to the Council. Clients also benefit from scheme specific CIL and Vacant Building Credit (VBC) advice to ensure their scheme is designed to minimise CIL and utilise VBC where appropriate.

The Development Economics Team also advises public sector clients in the development of CIL Charging Strategies; Planning Contributions Supplementary Planning Documents and Local Plan viability. Here we use our expert market knowledge across the residential; commercial; leisure and community sectors to ensure the Council’s policies and Charging Schedules are based on sound evidence able to withstand challenge and navigate the Examination in Public (EIP) process effectively. In this regard the team has acted as an expert witness at Public Hearings on behalf of Local Planning Authorities.

The strength of our offer is that we match viability considerations with analysis of housing need / supply; socio-economic benefits and infrastructure capacity so that individual schemes and wider strategies are considered in an evidential manner that stand up to scrutiny.

Our success is due to the team in place

Boyer Staff
Our experience spans across multiple sectors