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CIL infrastructure funding statements

Find details of S106 Planning Obligations and CIL income, allocation and spending

The infrastructure funding statement (IFS) provides information on developer contributions, which are used to provide infrastructure to support development and mitigate its impacts.

Developer contributions is a collective term used to refer to S106 planning obligations, and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

S106 Planning Obligations

Planning obligations under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, commonly known as s106 agreements, are a mechanism used to make a development proposal acceptable in planning terms.

They are focused on site specific mitigation of the impact of development by way of either the direct provision of infrastructure (both on and off site of the development) and through the payment of financial contributions to the local planning authority.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The CIL allows local authorities to raise funds, to contribute to infrastructure projects, that support new development.

CIL is applied as a charge per square metre. And it's payable for developments in the borough, providing new residential or retail floorspace.

The CIL Charging Schedule came into effect in the borough on 15 February 2017. It applies to new development permitted from this date.

The funds raised will be used to provide infrastructure, which is needed to support the growth of the area. Funds are administered by us.

CIL regulations requires 15% of CIL receipts to be passed to the local town or parish councils where the development takes place. There is a limit of £100 per Council Tax dwelling in the parish, in the financial year. Where a Neighbourhood Development Plan is in place, this increases to 25% with no limit specified.

Our Annual Funding Statements

Reporting on developer contributions helps local communities and developers see how contributions have been spent and understand what future funds will be spent on, ensuring a transparent and accountable system.

We must publish our Infrastructure Funding Statement by 31 December for the previous financial year.