Councils to make developers’ community contributions public

Councils are now legally required to publish details of how much funding developers have provided for local communities. New rules which come into force today will mean details of developers’ community contributions will be made publicly available. Housing minister Esther McVey said: “The new rules coming into force today will allow residents to know how developers are contributing to the local community when they build new homes – whether that’s contributing to building a brand-new school, roads or a doctor’s surgery that the area needs.” Alongside the new rules, new planning guidance on the community infrastructure levy has also been