CIL is a new levy that local authorities can charge on developments in their area to ensure facilities and services in the area have capacity to keep up with new homes and to enable further sustainable growth.
The payments received by Town Council is paid at the time the half yearly precept grant is paid in April and October. The amount passed on depends on the income received by the District which in turn depends on whether there has been development granted and commenced in the Town Council’s area and if all or any part of that development is granted exemption or relief from some / all of the CIL charge. The amount is also dependent on the presence of a Neighbourhood Plan and the number of dwellings in the area.
The Town Council has a duty to spend CIL income on providing, improving, replacing, operating or maintaining infrastructure that supports the development of the PC area or anything else concerned with addressing the demands that development places on the area.
It can be spent in the following areas:-
Allotments, Burial Grounds, Bins, Bus Shelters, Clocks, Closed Church Yards, Commons and Common Pasture, Conference Facilities, Community Centres, Crime Prevention, Drainage, Entertainment and Arts, Highways, Buying and disposing of land, Mortuaries, Open space, Public Buildings/Village Halls, Public Toilets, Recreation, War memorials and Water Supply.
The Town Council has to report to Mid Suffolk District Council on the previous years activities by the 30th June each year. The reports submitted to the District Council can be viewed below by clicking on the link.