Decision details

Process for agreeing the spend of income generated through the Community Infrastructure Levy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The B&NES CIL Charging Schedule was adopted by the Council on 17th February 2015 and came into effect on 6th April 2015. Following the adoption, it is necessary to agree the process for allocating and releasing funds raised through CIL. The CIL Strategic Spend Protocol proposed in this report sets out the process, timetable and infrastructure prioritisation criteria.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that:

1)  The B&NES Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Strategic Spend Protocol is approved;

2)  Responsibility is delegated to the Divisional Director for Development, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Homes and Planning, to make any minor amendments and to correct any errors to the documentation.

Reasons for the decision:

The CIL Strategic Spend Protocol ensures transparent decision making in the process leading the allocation of funding.  Through the Protocol the Council will identify and agree priorities for the use of CIL funding.

Alternative options considered:

The option not to implement a CIL Strategic Spend Protocol has been considered, however associated risks for this would be that funding decisions are made without strategic coordination resulting in a lack of appropriate infrastructure undermining the delivery of the District’s growth aspirations as set out in the Core Strategy.

Report author: Simon De Beer

Publication date: 09/07/2015

Date of decision: 08/07/2015

Decided at meeting: 08/07/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/07/2015

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