Communities and Local Government Committee

Planning Gain Supplement

Planning Gain Supplement

Terms of Reference:

The Committee has resolved to carry out an inquiry into the Government’s proposals to introduce a planning gain supplement, with particular reference to the following issues:

• The factors which should be taken into account in determining the rate of the supplement and the level at which it should be set

• How the supplement  should reflect subsequent uses such as social housing

• How the revenue from the supplement should be distributed and appropriate uses

• Whether and, if so, how the planning gain supplement should be used to encourage development of brownfield sites

• The potential impact of the supplement on s106 arrangements negotiated through the planning system

The Government's consulation document on the Planning-gain Supplement was published in December 2005 and can be viewed here.


Planning Gain Supplement: Report, together with oral and supplementary written evidence - HC 1024-I, Session 2005-06, published on 7 November 2006

Government Response:

Government Response to the Communities and Local Government Committee’s Report on the Planning-gain Supplement - Cm 7005 published on 19 December 2006

Written evidence:

Planning Gain Supplement: Written Evidence - HC 1024-II, Session 2005-06 published on 11 May 2006

Oral evidence:

Monday 24 April 2006, HC 1024-i


Kelvin MacDonald - Director, Policy & Research, and Professor John Hennebury - Professor of Property Development Studies, University of Sheffield,  Royal Town Planning Institute, Gideon Amos - Director, and Nick Freer - Director, David Lock Associates [a TCPA corporate member], Town & Country Planning Association; Liz Peace -  Chief Executive, and Mike Gunston  - Director and Chief Surveyor, British Land Corporation Ltd, British Property Federation, Louis Armstrong -  Chief Executive, Chris Hart - Vice-chair, RICS Taxation Policy Panel, and Ted Westlake - Chartered Surveyor, Edwin Hill Chartered Surveyors (also a member of RICS), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; John Best - Chief Executive, and Jane Hamilton - Chief Operating Officer, MK Partnership, Milton Keynes Council, Councillor Keith Mitchell - Chairman of the Assembly, and Martin Tugwell - Planning Implementation Director, South East England Regional Assembly, and Natalie Dear - Policy, Performance and Development, Nottinghamshire County Council

Monday 8 May 2006, HC 1024-ii

Witnesses: John Calcutt, Chief Executive; Trevor Beattie, Corporate Strategy Director; and Dennis Horne, Chief Operating Officer, English Partnerships; Brigid Simmons, Chief Executive, Business in Sport and Leisure

Tuesday 16 May 2006, HC 1024-iii

Witnesses: Home Builders' Federation and the Environment Agency

Thursday 18 May 2006, HC 1024-iv

Witnesses: Yvette Cooper MP, Minister for Housing and Planning, Department for Communities and Local Government; and John Healey MP, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

Press Notices:

1/11/2006    Publication of Report

16/5/2006    Final evidence session - revised timings

4/5/2006    Third and Fourth Evidence Sessions

26/04/06    Second and Third Evidence Sessions

18/04/06    First Evidence Session

31/01/06    New inquiry: Call for evidence