INTERVIEW: Adrian Kerrison, growth point manager, Newark and Sherwood District Council
Thu 7th June 2012, 9:21 am
SocInvest talks to the man jointly running a public/private consultancy providing advice to councils implementing the community infrastructure levy.
The Nationwide CIL Service has been established by HEB chartered surveyors and Newark and Sherwood District Council.
The services focus on property and land valuation, development cost assessment, viability appraisal, revenue projection and CIL regulation compliance.
Adrian Kerrison says that although CIL may be on the horizon, local authorities face some tough decisions before they opt to adopt the levy.
“Currently, CIL cannot be used to fund affordable housing,” he said.
However on the basis of continuing discussions with Westminster, Kerrison believes that there is a strong possibility that the forthcoming CIL Amendment Regulations could obviate an invidious choice between CIL and affordable housing.
NCS is a multi-disciplinary team that comprises HEB Valuation Surveyors, Gleeds Cost Consultants, WYG Infrastructure Assessors and Newark and Sherwood District Council.
NCS were the first in the UK to develop and implement a CIL system in Newark and Sherwood.
The team now advises other councils on the process and implementation of CIL.
“Local authorities are looking to do this by 2014,” said Kerrison. “It takes about a year to 18 months go through the development and implementation process.”
NCS has been working with a number of CIL projects around the UK.
The service has produced the preliminary and draft charging schedules for Bassetlaw District Council.
It has been appointed to undertake a countywide CIL Viability Assessment to seven East Sussex authorities.
The team has also been appointed to undertake infrastructure assessment and CIL viability appraisals for Chesterfield Borough Council and Worthing District Council and are supporting Nottingham Regeneration Ltd in advising Gedling Borough Council on its charging schedule.
Newark & Sherwood District Council will be talking about CIL development and implementation at SocInvest 12.