In September 2019 the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended) were updated to reflect a new requirement on organisations that directly receive developer contributions to produce an infrastructure funding statement and publish this by 31 December 2020.
Reporting on developer contributions helps local communities and developers see how contributions have been spent and understand what future funds will be spent on, ensuring a transparent and accountable system. The first East Suffolk Infrastructure Funding Statement has been published and it contains:
The IFS is reviewed and published annually.
The East Suffolk Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) for 2019 has been published.
The report covers the monitoring period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and provides information on the progress on the Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans, as well as other planning performance data. It includes a summary of CIL income and expenditure for the monitoring period, in compliance with CIL Regulation 62.
Previously both Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils published separate AMRs and this is the first report to provide information for East Suffolk.
Neighbourhood CIL is the proportion of CIL which is passed to parish and town councils. town and parish councils receive 15% of CIL funds which are raised from development in their town or parish. A further 10% will be available for councils which have an adopted neighbourhood plan in place. Funds are passed to town and parish councils twice a year in April and in October. Our CIL parish support page has been developed to assist town and parish councils in understanding Neighbourhood CIL and their duties under the CIL regulations.
For areas which do not have a parish or town council, the district council must retain all of the CIL receipts. However, the legislation requires the district council to engage with the communities where the development has taken place and agree with them how to spend the proportion of CIL that would have gone to a parish or town council had one existed.
Benacre, Covehithe, Ilketshall St John, Ilketshall St Margaret, Redisham, Rushmere and St James South Elmham, Boulge, Burgh, Chillesford, Cransford, Dallinghoo, Debach, Dunwich, Hemley and Ramsholt all have parish meetings.
Parish meetings have to meet twice a year and must hold an annual meeting between 1 March and 1 June. For these villages, the district council will retain the funds but consult and agree with the parish meeting at their annual meeting on how to spend the relevant proportion of any CIL revenues generated in their areas from the previous financial year.