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Community Infrastructure Levy – Have your say!

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Background to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area. The money can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure that is needed as a result of development.

The Government’s intention is for CIL is to provide a fairer, faster and more certain and transparent system. As CIL is chargeable for every development (e.g. a single dwelling over a certain size) rather than confined to major schemes, it is likely to increase substantially the financial resources available to councils to pay for future infrastructure. 15% of all CIL collected will be given directly to the Parish Council in which the development is located to provide the community infrastructure considered necessary by that council.

Public Consultation Phase

As a result of recent and ongoing development, Cameley Parish Council are due to receive Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) money from BANES Council to improve infrastructure or mitigate the impact of development within the Parish. The Parish Council would like to consult with the residents and this is your chance to have your say on how the money should be spent.

Your ideas can be big or small but the Parish Council would like to know what the residents would most like to see the money being spent on. In essence what improvements to existing infrastructure or new infrastructure projects would you wish to see in the Parish or what project would you want to be undertaken to mitigate the impact of development.

How to respond

Please send your suggestions for CIL spend to the Parish Clerk.There will be a standing agenda item at the Parish Council Meetings between now and the consultation closing date so that your ideas can be put forward to the Parish Council. In addition, you are welcome to attend the Parish Council Meetings and present your ideas during the public participation phase. The next Parish Council Meeting’s will take place on:

Wednesday 8th December 2016
Wednesday 11th January 2017
Wednesday 9th November 2016

The Parish Council Public Consultation Phase is open until 31st January 2017 in line with the Play Area consultation.