Following the passing of amendment 126 to the Planning and Building Law, which establishes that a betterment levy will not apply to a comprehensive plan but only to a detailed plan made pursuant to the comprehensive plan, the Planning and Zoning Appeal Committees rendered a number of decisions with regard to the exercise of amendment 126 and principally on the transition provisions established in the amendment. Some of these decisions are detailed in this update.
The Appeal Committees’ decisions on the ways of exercising amendment 126 deal with a number of different subjects which are also detailed in this update.
These decisions and the ambiguity that after the amendment was passed, underline the need to focus on the betterment levy issue following the approval of a comprehensive plan in the framework of agreements as well as the future possible consequences of the amendment on the betterment levy that the authorities will impose when detailed plans are approved pursuant to comprehensive plans.
Since this matter has great significance for the betterment levy issue for comprehensive plans, it appears that in addition to the above mentioned crop of decisions, there will also be additional decisions on this matter and we of course will update you on these and on any developments.
Please find the full legal update here (Hebrew)