Parish Infrastructure Investment Plan
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is payable by developers of new homes to Winchester City Council. It is intended to pay for the additional infrastructure required by more homes and more residents in a community. It can’t be spent on running costs or everyday expenditure. Headbourne Worthy Parish Council receives 15% (capped at £100 per new dwelling) of the Levy received. The Levy should be spent within 5 years of receipt, otherwise Winchester City Council may require repayment.
The government says:
The levy can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure, including transport, flood defences, schools, hospitals, and other health and social care facilities ... This definition allows the levy to be used to fund a very broad range of facilities such as play areas, parks and green spaces, cultural and sports facilities, healthcare facilities, academies and free schools, district heating schemes and police stations and other community safety facilities.
The neighbourhood portion of the levy can be spent on a wider range of things than the rest of the levy, provided that it meets the requirement to ‘support the development of the area’ ... The wider definition means that the neighbourhood portion can be spent on things other than infrastructure (as defined in the Community Infrastructure Levy regulations). For example, the pot could be used to fund affordable housing where it would support the development of the area by addressing the demands that development places on the area.
Regulation 59C of The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2013 says
Application of CIL by local councils
59C. A local council must use CIL receipts passed to it in accordance with regulation 59A or 59B to support the development of the local council’s area, or any part of that area, by funding— (a)the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or (b)anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area.
The Parish Council will publish its priorities for spending the levy, highlighting those that align with the Local Plan. This will be as a Parish Infrastructure Investment Plan (PIIP).