For enquiries on spending or obtaining CIL for Community Projects please submit the Project Funding Enquiry Form to the Communities Team.
The CIL Regulations define how CIL can be spent and by whom. There money received is split into 3 'pots':
Some of the CIL we receive (15% or 25% depending on if your community has a Neighbourhood Plan) will be passed to the parish or town council where the development is taking place. The parish or town council will decide how to spend this part of the levy. Annual Financial Reports on CIL for each parish or town council receiving CIL are published on the town or parish councils own websites.
The majority of the CIL income received is retained by the District councils to spend on infrastructure to support development in the areas. The infrastructure types we intend to spend CIL on are detailed in the Regulation 123 lists Babergh R123 lists and Mid Suffolk R123 lists, and may include extensions to schools, doctors and recreational facilities. This list may change from time to time.
New CIL Regulations are coming into force on 1 September 2019 and one of the measures that is being changed is the removal of the CIL123 Lists upon which the Joint Babergh and Mid Suffolk CIL Expenditure Framework is currently based. in the future councils will publish an Infrastructure Funding Statement. When both councils considered the outcomes of the review to the CIL Expenditure Framework in March 2019 Babergh and Mid Suffolk provided for this change too the CIL 123 Lists with delegated authority to publish an alternative document. The CIL Position Statements have been produced and agreed in accordance with the Councils recommendations and will allow the CIL bid determination process to go forward. The CIL Position Statements provide clarity about what will be funded by CIL. The councils will review the CIL Expenditure Framework during the Autumn 2019 during bid round 4 and a revised Expenditure Framework will be in place before bid round 5 opens in May 2020.
CIL will be spent by the District councils on infrastructure projects anywhere within or outside the districts to support development within the districts. The CIL Expenditure Framework has been approved by Babergh District Council on 24 April 2018 and by Mid Suffolk District Council on 26 April 2018. It was reviewed and approved by Full Council on 18 and 19 March 2019.
In accordance with the CIL Expenditure Framework, the lists below contain the current valid bids for Bid Rounds 1 and 2. Work continues on the invalid bids during the Bid Process, except for those bids relating to infrastructure not on the Regulation 123 Lists.
In accordance with the CIL Expenditure Framework, the approved bids for Bid Rounds 1 and 2 are included in the CIL Business Case which will be updated on a half yearly basis.
Up to 5% of CIL will be spent on the administration of CIL, for example the salaries of the team responsible for processing and managing CIL and the software systems used to record, monitor and report on the CIL.
The District and Parish councils will publish accounts of CIL income and expenditure together with details of the projects that have been funded.