The Waverley Web has been peering into the big fat bank account that collects Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) from Developers.
In layman’s terms, that’s the money developers have to shell out to build homes required by the Government. The money is supposed to go toward providing infrastructure – eg. road improvements, schools etc. And, would you adam and eve it, some goes directly to the towns and villages that are absorbing new residents coming from all over the country, and abroad.
CIL – superseded 106 legal agreements that forced developers to cough up for projects earmarked by planning officers to improve communities.
A bit like the £80,000 Dunsfold Park Limited lobbed into Surrey County Council’s coffers almost 10 years ago, as part of its mitigation for consent to build more industrial and education units at the business park. Money that was earmarked for a pavement along Dunsfold Road towards DP’s Compass Gate entrance. But the safety of pedestrians has been ignored and despite Alfold’s Cllr Kevin Deanus being a Surrey County Councillor and a member of its Tory Executive, the money languishes in Surrey’s bank account and homes and obstacles built subsequently right up to the highway!!
So how much CIL money has Alfold received?
Well! We cannot see any? Maybe we are missing something and the powers that be can tell us, and Alfold residents what they are getting for all the unsustainable development. We know about the S106 Contributions – But where is their CIL?? WW understands every town and parish council has to have CIL policy in place. Does Alfold have one? If not, why not? It has been a borough requirement for years!
This is what ‘Your Waverley’ says:
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Matters.
The total value of Demand Notices issued by Waverley Borough Council within the reported year is £337,207.81. Of this amount £258,896.23 is from liable floorspace, £74,056.44 is from surcharges imposed due to breaches of the CIL Regulations and £4,255.14 is from the accrual of late payment interest.
It should be noted that the values above refer to the Demand Notice issued within the period of the reported year. It may be that since the reported year these Demand Notices have been revised, for example, due to an appeal decision being issued or the application of surcharge or late payment interest.
The total amount of CIL receipts collected by Waverley within the reported year is £2,149,684.09. c) The total CIL collected by Waverley before the reported year that has not been allocated is £351,270.67. d) No CIL receipts were collected by the council, or by another person on its behalf, before the reported year which has been allocated.
Expenditure of Strategic CIL within Waverley will be allocated via an annual bidding cycle. The first Strategic CIL bidding round occurred outside of the reported year, and therefore will be reported in the 2021/22 Infrastructure Funding Statement.
The total amount of CIL expenditure for the reported year is as follows:
£130,981.77 of Neighbourhood CIL was transferred to the relevant Town and Parish Councils.
But it would appear – Alfold received ZILCH! Unless of course, it has received money and isn’t declaring it?
The total amount of CIL receipts allocated, whenever collected, which were allocated but not spent during the reported year is shown in the table below:
Neighbourhood CIL receipts of £283,441.78 have been allocated but not spent within the reported year. These monies will be transferred to the relevant Town and Parish Councils. .They will be expected to prepare a report for financial contributions it receives for any financial year.No CIL receipts (including land payments) have been spent on items of infrastructure within the reported year. ii) No CIL receipts have been spent on repaying money borrowed within the reported year, including any interest. iii) The amount of CIL collected towards administration expenses within the reported year is – £107,484.20 This is 5% of the total CIL receipts collected (£2,149,684.09) in the year period. The amount of CIL spent on administration expenses during the reported year is £107,484.20. h)
No CIL, whenever collected, have been allocated but not spent within the reported year. This is with the exception of £283,441.78 of Neighbourhood CIL which will be transferred to the relevant parish council in the next payment period. The total amount of CIL passed to a Town or Parish Council under Regulation 59A and 59B during the reported year are as follows:
So where’s Alfold’s share?
Allocated and Spent Remaining Admin CIL £107,484.20. Neighbourhood CIL £414,423.55 £130,981.77 £283,441.78 Strategic CIL £0.00 £0.00 £2,016,790.37 CIL Land Payments £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 Total £521,907.75 £238,455.97 £2,300,232.15 Neighbourhood CIL receipts of £283,441.78 have been allocated but not spent within the reported year. These monies will be transferred to the relevant Town and Parish Councils.
The relevant Town and Parish Councils will be expected to prepare a report for financial contributions it receives for any financial year.