What is Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)? 

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on most new development within the local authority area. The money is used to pay for new infrastructure required as a result of the new development.  This infrastructure can be wide-ranging, including schools, road schemes, health facilities and sports and leisure facilities.

Local Administrations can choose whether to charge CIL within their Borough/District and the levy is usually collected by the Local Planning Authority (known as Charging Authorities).  The rate of CIL is set by the Charging Authority after consulting with their communities and developers.

Stone Parish Council share

Parish Councils are entitled to a Neighbourhood proportion of the CIL monies received by the Charging Authority.  The amount received depends on whether the Parish Council has an adopted Neighbourhood Plan in place.  If there is an adopted Neighbourhood Plan, the Parish will receive 25% of CIL receipts. The Stone Parish Neighbourhood Plan was successful at referendum in May 2022.  Prior to this, the Parish Council received 15% of CIL receipts, but since formal adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan in July 2022, Stone Parish Council now receives 25% of CIL receipts collected from development in Stone Parish .  

What can Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) be spent on?

CIL monies can be used to support the development of the local area to fund:

  • the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or
  • anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area.

“Infrastructure” includes physical, social and green infrastructure e.g. highways; cycleways; education facilities; sports and community halls; parks and play areas.

CIL monies cannot be used for everyday Parish expenditure or for spending on items or services which fall outside the Parish’s remit.

Reporting Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) spend

Local councils have a legal duty to prepare an annual report of CIL received and spent in any financial year, including reporting on the following matters;

  • Total CIL receipts for the reported year;
  • Total CIL expenditure for the reported year;
  • Summary of CIL expenditure during the reported year including the items and amounts of CIL expenditure on each item;

Spending deadline

The Charging Authority will pay out CIL monies collected to the Parish Council at regular intervals.  The monies should be spent within 5 years of receipt. If they are not, or they are used inappropriately, then the Charging Authority can recover the monies.

CIL Financial Reporting

CIL receipts received by Stone Parish Council

Period

Total CIL from developments
in parish during period

Amount payable to
Parish Council (15%)
Date of Receipt Deadline for expenditure
2015/16        
Apr 15 – Sep 15 £73,524.00 £11,029.00 11 Nov 2015 Apr 20 – Sep 20
Oct 15 – Mar 16 £487,201.00 £73,080.15 24 May 2016 Oct 20 – Mar 21
2016/17        
Apr 16 – Sep 16 £668,376.78 £100,256.52 02 Nov 2016 Apr 21 – Sep 21
Oct 16 – Mar 17 £50,380.00 £7,557.00 22 May 2017 Oct 21 – Mar 22
2017/18        
Apr 17 – Sep 17 £185,557.00 £27,833.57 06 Nov 2017 Apr 22 – Sep 22
Oct 17 – Mar 18 £541,917.74 £81,347.81 11 Jun 2018 Oct 22 – Mar 23
2018/19        
Apr 18 – Sep 18 £334,590.19 £50,188.53 05 Nov 2018 Oct 22 – Mar 23
2019/20        
Oct 19 – Mar 20   £5,798.53 29 Apr 2020 Oct 24-Mar 25
2020/21        
Apr 20 – Sep 20   £5856.08 31 Dec 2020 Apr 25 – Sep 25
Oct 20 – Mar 21   £125,278.27 26 May 2021 Oct 25 – Mar 26
2021/22        
Apr 21 – Sep 21   £56,783.06 12 Nov 2021 Apr 26 – Sep 26
2022/23        
Oct 21 – Mar 22   £56,783.06 29 Apr 2022 Oct 26 – Mar 27
Apr 22 – Sep 22   £296,376.68 9 Nov 22 Apr 27 – Sep 27
         
  Total CIL Receipts £947,274.45    

CIL expenditure by Stone Parish Council

Period Minute Ref. Description of Expenditure Amount Spent
2017/18 29/07/17CL Stone Recreation Masterplan  £14,526.40
  44/10/17CL Castle Hall kitchen refurbishment £6,100.00
2018/19 44/10/17CL Production of sustainable travel footpath and cycle path network map £1,300.00
  44/10/17CL River Hall kitchen and Castle Hall garden refurbishment £17,552.50
  24/06/18CL Resurfacing of Recreation Ground driveway £19,860.00
  109/05/17CL Cotton Lane Development £19,182.45
2019/20 18/06/19CL River Hall Kitchen & Bar upgrade £20,237.69
  18/06/19CL Replacement boilers at Stone Pavilion £10,950.00
  35/10/19CL New entrance gate at Stone Pavilion £15,203.00
2021/22 72/03/21CL Kubota Tractor £39,850.00
  57/01/21CL AV installation at Claire Tiltman Centre £27,252.64
  89/04/21CL Installation of new children’s playground at Stone Recreation Ground £150,849.00
  31/01/21CL  Landscaping at the Claire Tiltman Centre  £16,371.52 
  31/01/21CL  Furnishing and fittings at the Claire Tiltman Centre  £24,913.39 
  31/01/21CL  Stone Recreation Ground Masterplan Design  £2,065.00 
2022/23  31/01/21CL  Further Landscaping and Fixtures and fittings at the Claire Tiltman Centre  £27,071.11 
  30/07/22CL  Stone Castle Park upgrade  £21,278.79 
  31/01/21CL  Stone Recreation Ground Masterplan Design  £58,089.50 
       
    Total CIL Expenditure  £493,403.10
       
    Current CIL Balance as at March 2023 £453,871.26