This report updates the Committee on the publication of the council’s annual Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) setting out Section 106 planning obligation contributions and CIL income and spend on the council’s infrastructure list from the previous financial year, in accordance with ‘The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010’ (as amended).
Upon the invitation of the Chair, the Planning Policy Team Leader presented the report which updated the Committee on the Council’s annual Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) setting out Section 106 planning obligation contributions, CIL income and spend on the Council’s infrastructure list from the previous financial year in accordance with the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010 (as amended). The Section 106 and CIL income and expenditure in paragraphs 4.7 and 4.8 [pages 37-38 of the Agenda Pack] were noted. The significant increase in CIL money received when compared with the previous year (£359k compared with £98.6k) and what CIL money has been spent on were highlighted.
Members then took part in a full debate on the item where clarification was sought on the reasons for CIL relief to be granted given the relief amount far exceeded the amount received in CIL receipts by the Council, and why the Council had Section 106 income that had not been formally allocated. Officers confirmed that CIL relief was given for a variety of reasons including affordable housing and customer self-build and that the CIL Infrastructure Investment Plan setting out the Council’s priorities for CIL funds had come to the Committee earlier in the year [Minute 605], and clarified planning terminology for monitoring purposes so that unallocated income should be understood as identified contributions for which there was not yet a formal contract in place. The recommendation was then proposed by Councillor Lury and seconded by Councillor Kelly.
That the Arun Infrastructure Funding Statement 2021/22 be published on the Arun District Council website in accordance with Regulation 121A of the Community Infrastructure Regulations 2010 (as amended).