The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows the council to raise funds from some forms of new development to help fund the physical infrastructure needed to mitigate the impacts of new development.
We are permitted to retain an initial 5% of the total CIL for the day to day costs of its administration. 80% of total CIL collected is allocated towards strategic borough-wide infrastructure, with the remaining 15% used for more local projects.
The regulations that govern how CIL is spent require that it be used to fund the provision of infrastructure to support the development of the charging authority's area. The definition of infrastructure is broad and includes:
roads and other transport infrastructure
schools and other educational facilities
sporting and recreational facilities
CIL that is collected is used to fund infrastructure to support development across the borough. We are using CIL in conjunction with infrastructure providers to deliver improvements borough-wide.
CIL Annual Monitoring Report 2016-17
CIL Annual Monitoring Report 2017-18
CIL Annual Monitoring Report 2018-19
2019-2020 Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement (AIFS) - EBC
Strategic spending process
Most of the money raised through CIL goes towards strategic borough-wide schemes such as highway schemes, permanent school expansions or flood works to support and enable growth. The strategic CIL funds for the council are now allocated through the Strategic Priority Programme (SPP) which will form part of the council's Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement (AIFS) to be published in December of each year. The link to the AIFS is in the section above.
Discussions have taken place with strategic infrastructure providers to determine the infrastructure needed in the various sectors e.g. education, health, transport, environmental etc., in order to support the growth of the borough and to create a strategic priority programme list. The list creates a pipeline of priorities to enable a proactive and strategic approach toward the funding and delivery of infrastructure.
Applications will be invited for the potential projects on the strategic priority programme list in February each year, which will be reviewed by the Strategic CIL Member Working Group in June of the same year for funding and then agreed by Cabinet, with the successful projects forming the SPP.
The SPP and strategic priority programme list will be reviewed annually by the Strategic CIL Member Working Group and agreed by Cabinet, so there are opportunities for additional priority projects to be added for consideration in future rounds.
If you have a project you would like to discuss being included in the strategic priority programme list for the borough, please contact the team on 01372 474342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strategic funding round application timelines
The application period for the 2021-2022 CIL funding round for strategic projects will open on Wednesday 10 February 2021.
The application pack will be available on this page on the opening day.
Applications for projects on the strategic priority programme list must be completed and submitted by midnight on Wednesday 31 March 2021.
For further information about the CIL strategic funding process, please contact the team on 01372 474342 or email email@example.com.
Local spending process
As part of the process, the council also annually allocates the local portion of CIL funds to be spent locally on smaller infrastructure schemes that are required in the communities where development took place.
The council has formed settlement area committees known as Local Infrastructure Spending Boards where local Councillors will decide on how these local CIL funds will be allocated. In the case of Claygate, the local proportion of CIL funds will be passed directly to the Parish Council.
Successful local CIL applications for funding to date have included projects such as capital improvements to state schools to better enable them to meet the needs of an increasing school population, improvements to community facilities, footpath works and countryside access improvements.
Local funding round application timelines
The application period for the 2021-2022 CIL funding round for local projects will open on Wednesday 10 February 2021.
The application form and guidance notes will be available on this page on the opening day.
Applications must be completed and submitted by midnight on Wednesday 31 March 2021. After this closing date, applicants who have applied by the closing date will have a further four weeks to provide any outstanding details needed for a valid application. Failure to provide the requested details by the deadline will result in the application being invalid and not being considered.
Applicants will be invited to attend and present to the relevant Local Spending Board, with these boards being held in June and early July 2021.
For further information about the CIL Local funding process, please contact the team on 01372 474342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.