Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
This is a new system of funding infrastructure through planning charges that the District Council can ask developers to pay for most new building projects. It does not apply to conversions or to changes of use. The money raised can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure needed to support new development within the District, not necessarily in the location where the money is raised. However, there is benefit for the local community as a proportion of CIL does pass back to the Parish Council in which it was raised.
What is infrastructure?
‘Infrastructure’ is broadly defined in the Town and Country Planning Act 2008.
The three broad categories of infrastructure have been identified as:
- Physical infrastructure:
e.g. highways, transport links, cycle ways, energy supply, water, flood alleviation, waste management.
- Social infrastructure:
e.g. education, health, social care, emergency services, art and culture, sports halls, community halls, faith, crematoria
- Green infrastructure:
e.g. parks, woodlands, play areas, public open space.
Holybrook Parish Council receives a proportion of CIL monies from West Berkshire Council for applicable development within our Parish. Please see below for the monies received to date:
1st October 2016 - 31st March 2017: £52,434.13
1st April 2017 - 30th September 2017: £26,552.89
Community Infrastructure Levy - 2017 Report
UPDATE: A Public Consultation will take place during APRIL 2018 on how this money should be spent within Holybrook. Please keep an eye out for the surveys which will be available on our website, via your newsletter or via Facebook and Twitter.