Where Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds are collected from a development, we allocate to:
Neighbourhood CIL - 15% is passed to Parish Councils or Town Councils to spend on local schemes (capped). This rises to 25% uncapped funds in areas with an adopted Neighbourhood Plan. (See section below regarding unparished Bath area)
Strategic CIL - 80% (or 70% in cases where there is a relevant Neighbourhood Development Plan) is allocated to types of infrastructure listed on the Regulation 123 List
5% is allocated to set up and administration costs of CIL
We use the CIL money collected to help fund infrastructure that is needed across the district. Annual Reports of the CIL collected and expenditure for non parish areas can be found at this link: CIL Annual Reports.
The principles underpinning the decisions on how Strategic CIL income should be spent are;
• Decisions are made annually but based on a longer term programme of spend to ensure a co-ordinated approach to support delivery of the Core Strategy;
• Priority is given to infrastructure in the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) which is critical to supporting planned growth;
• Spend should be aligned with the Council’s capital programme;
• Spend should take account of where CIL is generated;
• Strategic and Local CIL spend should be aligned where it is beneficial.
Allocation of Strategic CIL receipts is restricted to items listed on the adopted Regulation 123 List. This is to ensure that there is no duplication of infrastructure funding with developers paying twice via CIL and Section 106 Agreements.
Strategic CIL is allocated to projects as part of the Capital Programme agreed as part of the the Budget Council meeting in February of each year.
The latest CIL Annual Monitoring Report which details the amount of strategic CIL collected and spent can be found by following this link.
Neighbourhood CIL - Parish and Town Councils
Guidance on CIL for Parish and Town Councils can be found at this link
The CIL Regulations require that 15% of all CIL receipts (or 25% where there is a made Neighbourhood Development Plan) are passed to the Parish/Town Council, where the development has taken place, for the relevant local Councils to spend on local schemes within their area.
CIL receipts for Parish/Town Councils without a Neighbourhood Development Plan are capped. A maximum value of £100 (index linked) per existing council tax dwelling in that Parish can be passed to the local council in any year (1 April -31 March). For Parish or Town Councils with a Neighbourhood Development Plan there is no cap on CIL receipts.
Neighbourhood CIL - Bath Unparished Area
15% from the total Community Infrustructure Levy is also allocated to the unparished area of Bath.
As Bath is a City that does not have a Parish or Town Council, it was agreed by Bath and North East Somerset Council that the Bath City Forum should act as the body where projects are submitted and assessed on behalf of the Community.
The Council's Cabinet will need to make the ultimate decision on spending of the neighbourhood portion. Refer to the Neighbourhood portion of CIL for Bath web page for details including a list of projects.
Latest Revision: 16 August 2018