Introduction & Legislative Background
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge levied on a new development, introduced by the Planning Act 2008. It is intended to help local authorities deliver the infrastructure needed to support development. The power to set a charge came into effect from April 2010, through the Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhood Fund. Wakefield Council passes on 25% of the CIL funding to Town and Parish Councils. Ackworth Parish Council has been given £117,066.
What We Can Fund
The Neighbourhood Fund can be used to support the development of the neighbourhood through spending on :
- the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on the area.
Projects must be capital projects and be valued at £5000 or higher.
All projects that are funded must meet at least one of three essential outcomes. New Infrastructure that supports the development of the area will be built; Existing infrastructure which supports the development of the area will be in better condition; The project directly address demands that the development has placed on the area.
All projects must clearly demonstrate evidence of feasibility, deliverability and sustainability through the application and \ or supporting documentation; Commence the same year funding is committed; Identify any long-term revenue implications and propose clear strategies for managing these.
Projects must be able to be defined within one of the following CIL NF categories:
What We Can't Fund
- Roads and other transport facilities
- Flood defences
- Schools and other educational facilities
- Medical facilities
- Sports and recreational facilities
- Parks and open spaces
Revenue expenses (eg rent, insurance costs, utilities wages, expenses , gas, electrical, legionella safety testing) are ineligible.
Applications for traffic regulation orders or speed limit orders.
Small scale repairs or minor improvements to existing infrastructure (highways, roads, footpaths, playgrounds, parks etc.)
Minor individual items such as tools, equipment, software or similar.
Projects involving the purchase of individual items which together do not constitute a coherent project regardless of overall cost.
Projects will timescales of 5 years or over.
Councillors and Ackworth residents are asked to submit ideas for projects that fall within the criteria above. It will be helpful if some estimate of costs are included. The current deadline for submission is 4 September 2021.
The selection of projects will then be decided on by a meeting of Councillors on Monday 20 September 2021.
You may submit your idea for a project by email to email@example.com. You must show your name and address.
Suggestions made to the Parish Council
through the recent consultation can be found here
Report on CIL Monies received by year
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017