The Council had been collecting Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding since the Charging Schedule had come into effect on 1 December 2014. The CIL Regulations required the Council, as the collecting authority, to pay money over to the parishes, decide how to use the Fund, and to publish details of its CIL income and expenditure.The Council had received a total of £726,106.10 for the reporting period between 1October 2020 and 31 March 2021.
It was noted, that during this reporting period, the national lockdown had taken place due to Covid 19, with the building industry temporarily shut down. As a consequence, this had an impacted on the amount of CIL receipts collected by the Council during this reporting period.
It was reported that the amounts presented in Annex 1 to the report did not include total CIL income but only income received during the reporting period, which may be an instalment payment; it was agreed that, in order to help clarify this information, an additional column containing the total amount expected would be included in future reports.
RESOLVED to note
(i) the income received in the period 1st October 2020 to 31st March 2021 as set out in Annex 1 to the agenda report;
(ii) the amended CIL regulations due to the impact of Covid19 on the development industry;
(iii) the possible implications of State Aid for CIL payments; and
(iv) that no change is recommended to the Neighbourhood CIL pooling arrangements at this time.