Decision details

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - Strategic Allocation Funds Assessment

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To agree to the allocation of CIL strategic funds to those projects recommend for support following the bid assessment process.


The Cabinet agreed to:

1.1.   Tighten the current guidance (Appendix 1) to assess bids for the allocation of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding to preclude bids where there are regulatory / financial / legal concerns by the Council

1.2.   Amend the guidance / scoring criteria to:

                     not accept retrospective bids

                     remove the scoring criteria re neighbourhood plan or settlement policy

                     Give greater weight to those bids which demonstrate deliverability within a reasonable time scale of 3 years and or are shovel ready.

1.3.   Allocate the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds for Strategic Infrastructure to the following projects:

·          Fradley & Streethay PC - New Community Centre - £600,000 subject to land transfer arrangements being completed and planning permission being granted for the community centre within a reasonable timescale to demonstrate deliverability.

·          Lichfield & Hatherton Canal to receive £260,000, subject to the land transfer in relation to land at Falkland Road between Staffordshire County Council and the trust being confirmed and the regularising of existing project works on the canal route having regard to planning regulations being confirmed within a reasonable timescale to demonstrate deliverability.

1.4.   To retain the remaining CIL monies for a future bidding round.


Report author: Stephen Stray

Publication date: 09/02/2022

Date of decision: 08/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 08/02/2022 - Cabinet

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