The Council had been collecting Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding since the Charging Schedule come into effect on 1 December 2014. The CIL Regulations required that the Council, as the collecting authority, pay money over to the parishes, decide how to use that the Fund and to publish details of its CIL income and expenditure.
The Council had received a total of £3, 273,040.92 for the reporting period 1st October 2017 – 31st March 2018. A breakdown of the CIL receipts was reported to the Executive.
The Executive was advised that payments to parishes in the reporting period 1 April 2017 – 30 September 2017 had been as follows.
a) Chobham £10,685.40
b) West End £182,030.00
In March 2015, the Executive had agreed that a 15% proportion would also be made available to spend for non-parished areas according to local priorities. The amount collected within these areas had been as follows:
· Mytchett £24,950.63
· Parkside £46,879.15
· St Pauls £ 5,994.00
· Town £36,558.00
It was proposed that Ward Councillors for the non-parished areas be asked to submit suggestions and bids for projects. Ward Councillors could also choose to save the money to roll forward to fund larger projects or combine across wards for jointly beneficial projects.
Local projects would then be put forward to the Executive for funding in 2018/19 in combination with any project taken forward from any remaining Planning Infrastructure Contributions.
It was suggested by some Members that the procedure for submitting requests for CIL monies from non-parished areas should be reviewed to allow ward members within a specified distance from the development site to submit suggestions and bids for projects. It was agreed that further consideration would be given to whether the criteria should be reviewed for future projects.
(i) to note the CIL monies received;
(ii) that Ward Councillors for the non-parished areas be asked to submit to the CIL Governance Panel ideas for spending CIL generated income within their wards; and
(iii) that the remaining CIL contributions held by the Council be retained for spending to support key priorities.