The Planning Practice Guidance requires that from the financial year 2019/2020 onwards, any local authority that has received developer contributions (section 106 planning obligations or Community Infrastructure Levy) must publish online an infrastructure funding statement by 31 December 2020 and by the 31 December each year thereafter. Infrastructure funding statements must cover the previous financial year from 1 April to 31 March (note this is different to the tax year which runs from 6 April to 5 April).
Infrastructure funding statements must set out:
- A report relating to the previous financial year on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL);
- A report relating to the previous financial year on section 106 planning obligations;
- A report on the infrastructure projects or types of infrastructure that the authority intends to fund wholly or partly by the levy (excluding the neighbourhood portion).
The infrastructure funding statement must set out the amount of levy or planning obligation expenditure where funds have been allocated. Allocated means a decision has been made by the local authority to commit funds to a particular item of infrastructure or project.
It is recommended that authorities report on the delivery and provision of infrastructure, where they are able to do so. This will give communities a better understanding of how developer contributions have been used to deliver infrastructure in their area.
Authorities can also report on contributions (monetary or direct provision) received through section 278 highways agreements in infrastructure funding statements, to further improve transparency for communities.
This infrastructure funding statement seeks to address the above requirements reporting on the financial year 2020-2021 for CIL, section 106 agreements and section 278 highways agreements for the authority. The report also includes a section on the infrastructure projects awarded CIL funding by the Strategy and Resources Committee on Thursday 2 December.
Infrastructure Funding Statement
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
During 2020/21 we have agreed £1,637,387 to the following projects;
- Warlingham Green improvement project – phase 1 - £491,355
- Limpsfield Common access and infrastructure project - £71,032
- A25 Westerham Road traffic calming / road safety initiatives - £75,000
- Croydon Road, Caterham regeneration - £950,000
- Barn100 – improvements to the Barn Theatre, Oxted - £50,000
Feasibility Funding 1 Million is ring fenced for schemes yet to come forward.
As the district is covered by parish councils, a portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy is transferred from the District Council to parish councils twice a year in April and October.
For the Year 2020/21 the amount paid to Parishes was £141,907.09.
View the parish CIL information.
Caterham on the hill
Section 106 Obligations
S106 agreements aim to manage the impact of development and can be financial or non-financial.
S106 income varies on a site-by-site basis depending on a range of factors and the Infrastructure Funding Statement lists those agreements entered into during the year.
The Infrastructure Funding Statement provides information on specific s106 agreements.
Section 278 Agreements
Section 278 Agreements relate to Highways matters and are entered into with Surrey County Council.
The Infrastructure Funding Statement provides specific s278 agreements.