Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Policy


In 2022, the parish council received £121k of CIL money in relation to the new Dandara development at Gold Lane, known as Saxon Park, and £11k for a private house build on Main Road. CIL receipts for Saxon Park are expected for the next few years, potentially to reach near £450k in total, but the exact amounts are not known until calculated by the borough council. The parish council may determine how its CIL receipts are spent; however, any expenditure must meet the following criteria as set out by CIL regulations:

  • The provision, improvement, replacement, operation, or maintenance of infrastructure; or
  • Anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area.

Your input

The parish council welcomes input from local groups/organisations or individuals for projects on which to spend CIL money. If the proposed projects are within the CIL regulations and are items on which the parish council may lawfully spend, then a prioritisation process will be carried out and the criteria outlined in this policy will be used as a ranking mechanism. A prioritised “CIL Project List” will be maintained and will be referenced when CIL funding becomes available.  Organisations proposing their own projects may be requested to put forward costed and deliverable projects with multiple quotes and supporting information, such as financial accounts belonging to the beneficiary. It is expected that CIL funding will be for projects that can’t already be wholly funded by that organisation.

The full CIL policy is here:

BPC CIL Policy 2023

The CIL Projects List and scoring mechanism can be found here. This file is a living document and will be reuploaded at intervals:

CIL Projects List June 2023