£400K funding for city schemes
Published on Friday, 19th November 2010
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Hundreds of thousands of pounds is available for Lichfield City projects
Lichfield District Council is urging anyone who is planning a project to improve Lichfield City to apply for a slice of £400,000 Section 106 funding.
The money is only available for capital projects - such as a developing a building or buying park benches. It is not for revenue projects - such as the cost of running an event or a venue.
The district council secured the pot of funding from local developments, including Darwin Park , Lichfield Retail Park , Sandfields, Willowfields and City Wharf .
Councillor Neil Roberts, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Development Services, said: "This is a large amount of money and we know it will make a huge difference to people living in and visiting the city.
Projects will be judged on whether they support our priorities, which includes making public spaces cleaner and greener, improving the local environment - such as new street design, initiatives that will lead to new or better community facilities, and projects that will boost community safety."
Local people will be asked for their views on all the applications received. The applications and comments will then be assessed by a team at the district council, before the final funding decisions are made by Lichfield District Council's Cabinet.
The deadline to apply is 4 February 2011 . For more information, or to download an application form, please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/section106 or telephone Asmita Kathrani on 01543 308149 or email Asmita.firstname.lastname@example.org
About section 106 agreements
Section 106 agreements are made when a large development is approved in the district and there is a need to provide associated social and community facilities. The district council negotiate with the developers, who agree to contribute to the delivery of schemes. The council then distributes the funding to local projects.