Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106 monies

CIL is a levy that local authorities can charge on developments in their area to ensure facilities and services in the area have capacity to keep up with new homes and to enable further sustainable growth.

The adopted CIL Charging Schedule sets out the rate per square metre for charged developments which is payable on commencement of Permitted Development as well as Planning Permission development. Parish/Town Councils will receive 15% of the CIL charge on each development in their area. If the Parish/Town has an adopted neighbourhood plan this would be 25% of the CIL charge. The CIL income is paid to Parish Councils to be spent by the Parish Councils on offsetting the impacts of development in the area. The Parish Council must report on the CIL received and spent each year. The remaining CIL income is spent by the borough council.

Section 106 (S106) Agreements are legal agreements between Local Authorities and developers; these are linked to planning permissions and can also be known as planning obligations.

Section 106 agreements are drafted when it is considered that a development will have significant impacts on the local area that cannot be moderated by means of conditions attached to a planning decision.

Monies received via S106 have restrictions on how the monies can be spent by the Parish Council and usually within a set time frame.

CIL Report 2019-20

In the financial year 2019/20, the Council received £191.15 in Community Levi Infrastructure (CIL) funds. This added to the unspent monies for 2018/19 (£2,609.61), gave a total of £2,801.12 available to spend in 2019/20. £272.55 was spent on play park repairs and £2528.57 on the installation of bus hard standings. See below for the monitoring report submitted to Swindon Borough Council as confirmation of the use of these funds.

CIL Report 2018-19

In the financial year 2018/19 the council received £1,962.40.  This, added with unspent CIL monies received in previous years, gave a total of £4,339.13 held by the Council at the end of the financial year 2018/19. £1729.52 was spent on the installation of barriers at Ventnor Close Leisure Garden and the remaining £2609.61 is earmarked to be spent on play park repairs and the installation of bus hard standings which have taken place in the current financial year: 2019/20

The monitoring report provided to the Borough Council confirming the use of this amount is available here:

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