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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.



  • is there any plans to develop the village hall further I.e skittle alley /social club we have a great skittle team at present which meet once a week it’s a brilliant social event but unfortunately we have to travel to Paulton to play home games we have a lovely village hall which is under used this could be used a lot more for all different kinds of events it potentially would be self funding with a little thought and investment this would become a great asset to the village of temple cloud !

    • Dear John,

      Thank you for getting in touch. At present the Village Hall is managed by The Temple Cloud Village Hall Project who are separate to the Parish Council so the Parish Council cannot consider this at present. It is great to hear the enthusiasm for local projects and ideas and if the situation changes, I will come back to you.

      With Regards, Jenny (Parish Clerk)

  • Sorry, just saw that there was a consultation going.
    Can we have some of the money spent on the provision of allotments for Temple Cloud? It would be great to have allotments, my garden is tiny and I love growing veg but can’t grow as much as I need in such a small space.

    • Dear Emma,

      I raised the request for allotments at the Parish Council Meeting on Wednesday 14th June. At present the Parish has no land for allotments. The Parish Council have previously looked at the purchase of additional land for recreation however were at the time unable to progress. I have emailed you some information about the Grow Patches which are going to be available at the Knights Rise Development being built by David Wilson Homes so this may be an option to pursue in the meantime.

      Thank you again for contacting us,
      Jenny (Parish Clerk)

    • Hi Lynda,
      Thank you for your post. The Parish Council have been asked about a bus shelter or seat opposite the surgery previously however B&NES Council have deemed the stip of pavement too narrow for one to pass the risk assessment. This is unfortunate I agree. All additional ideas proposed will be discussed by the Parish Council at the next meeting so feel free to come along. Many Thanks, Jenny (Parish Clerk)

  • I’ve lived in the village from birth and I think the village hall needs to be used much more as a place for the community to meet and be social. Why not invest in a social club with skittle alley which could host all kind of events, not only that pays for itself and raises money for other projects in the village. The same concept works in Clutton and Farrington Gurney. Seems like a very under used space. With the pub still closed there is nowhere for anyone to socialise in the village.

    • Hi Jack,
      Thanks for submitting your ideas. There seems to be a lot of similar feeling that more should be available socially within the Parish. Your suggestions will be put forward to the Parish Council along with the other submissions after the closing date on 31st January 2017. Anything that can be self or part funding is also an excellent suggestion for the long term. Thanks again, Jenny (Parish Clerk).

    • Hi Andy,
      Thank you for your response. I don’t know if you have seen but the November 2016 minutes detail the Parish Council support in principle to make improvements to the Village Hall Car Park (including lighting) using CIL money also. Jenny, Parish Clerk

    • Dear Fiona, thank you for your reply. We are keen to hear everyone’s views to shape how the money can best be spent for the benefit of the Parish. The November 2016 minutes document that the Parish Council support this idea in principle too. With Regards, Jenny Parish Clerk

  • I would like to suggest a way of spending the CIL in Temple Cloud. I think that TC needs a Village Square as this side of the main road will double in size when the new houses are occupied and people will want somewhere to gather on special occasions. I suggest that the Village Hall car park, soon to be the centre of this enlarged village, should be grassed over, a new car park formed somewhere else. The kitchen of the Village Hall turned into a Costa Coffee or similar, spilling out onto the grass on sunny days, the toilets made into Public Toilets, a room for a mini library with computer access. We have a local Hairdressers, we need a Post Office on the Village Square, we have a Petrol Station and Garage with a Convenience Store, Chinese Take-away, Doctor’s Surgery, School and playing field, B&B and Church. If we make the centre of TC somewhere people will want to go to it will give a heart to the village. Maybe a weekly market round the Village Square would be good, maybe a fountain or a statue in the centre. Maybe it would be good to put the heart back into TC as there are a lot of people already who don’t work or drive, young with children and old with dogs . . . . money doesn’t always have to be spent on things that will only benefit a few in TC.

  • I have just found out about this Public Consultation – very sorry! I would like to request upgrading the village hall car park and if possible the hall itself where possible/needed. As TCIB has done and is proposing to do a great deal of work to the borders it would be wonderful if the car park could be resurfaced. Again, apologies for tardy response.

  • I feel that as a focal point for the community money should be spent on the village hall. This should be a safe, welcoming space for villagers. The car park desperately needs tarmacking and lighting to make it safe. The floor of the hall also needs refurbishing. I hope money can be spent on these important works as it would benefit the whole community.

    • Hi Janet, thank you for your response. I have mentioned the November 2016 minutes above and the Parish Council agree that the money should be spent to benefit the whole community. With Regards, Jenny Parish Clerk

  • I would like to see the approach and car parking area in the front of the village hall in temple cloud resurfaced as it is a danger to pedestrians as well as transport.

    • Dear Paul, thank you for your response. All of the responses and will collated after the closing date of 31st January 2017 for the February Parish Council meeting. Best Regards, Jenny (Parish Clerk)

  • The village hall car park needs resurfacing and lighting to make it safer and easier for all users.
    The hall floor also needs total refurbishment.
    Improvements could also be made to ‘the triangle’ by the Drs, both to the area itself and to the parking by the Drs.
    More benches along Eastcourt Rd so walkers can sit and enjoy the views.

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