Allocation of District Council's Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) developer contribution monies

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Published on 7 September 2021
Archived on 7 October 2021

Stratford-on-Avon District Council's Cabinet has agreed to allocate almost £61,000 of its CIL developer contributions to three projects across the District.

These latest three projects to receive CIL funding from the District Council are:

Restoration Phase of the Greig Memorial Hall, Alcester - £50,000

Alcester Town Council has taken on a long lease of the Hall which has been boarded up since 2011 and requires refurbishment to enable it to be reopened as a Community Hall and Events Venue. Following essential work to make the building safe, the CIL monies will be used to replace the windows and doors on the front elevation of the building.

Napton-on-the-Hill Community Electric Vehicle Charging Points - £5,910

This funding will enable the installation of two Electric Vehicle Charging Points at the Village Hall that will be accessible to the community and to visitors. The charging points will be Pay As You Go and useable by the majority of vehicles currently available.

Meon Vale Pavilion Community Project - £5,000

This is a social infrastructure project essential to the large new development in which it sits. It will be located with the Meon Vale Pavilion and will include elements such as a community coffee shop, dementia afternoons, safe space consultation room, training and volunteering opportunities, a food share operation and links in with the local allotments through 'learn to plant' advice and the loan of tools.

Councillor Daren Pemberton, Deputy Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Portfolio Holder for Place and Economy says: "In this round of CIL allocation we have been able to identify three community projects from across Stratford District demonstrating this Council's intention to maximise the effectiveness of CIL spending for as many residents as possible no matter where they live.

"Importantly, each project brings important benefits relating to both our environment and our resident's health and wellbeing and I welcome the allocation of the Council's CIL funds towards them."

Notes to editors:

  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008, as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area.

  • CIL is different to S106 in that it is levied on a much wider range of developments and according to a published tariff schedule.

  • CIL money does not need to be used for providing infrastructure on the site it is collected from. Section 106 agreements remain alongside CIL but are restricted to that infrastructure required to directly mitigate the impact of a proposal.

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 07/09/2021