Parishes across the Lichfield district to benefit from Neighbourhood CIL funding

Parish and town councils are receiving Neighbourhood CIL funding.
CIL funding will help fund neighbourhood projects.

Parish and town councils across the Lichfield District are receiving more than £90,000 in funding for neighbourhood projects from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

CIL is a standard, non-negotiable charge applicable to any development that involves either a net increase of 100 square metres of floor space, or the creation of one or more dwellings.

The money collected helps local authorities to deliver the infrastructure needed to support development.

Parish and town councils also benefit and are entitled to receive 15 per cent of CIL receipts in their area, or 25 per cent for councils with an approved Neighbourhood Plan.

The money is transferred bi-annually and the latest funding, £91,214.38, is from CIL collected between 1 April and 30 September this year.

Alrewas is receiving £4,399.23; Burntwood Town Council, £1,805.29; Curborough, Elmhurst, Farewell and Chorley, £4,058.25; Elford, £16,352.83; Fradley and Streethay, £3,631.31; Lichfield City Council, £29,233.16; Shenstone, £1,221.48 and Wiggington and Hopwas, £30,512.83.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Development, said:

“I am pleased that we can announce the Neighbourhood CIL monies being received by parish and town councils in Lichfield District.

“I would encourage residents to contact their parish councils with funding suggestions.

“A bidding round is also open for strategic CIL funding to support the delivery of infrastructure projects here in Lichfield District.

“Expressions of interest must be submitted by 5pm on 28 November 2022.” 

Full details of the Community Infrastructure Levy, and how to bid, are available on the Lichfield District Council website.


Published: 17 October 2022