Pot of money available for local infrastructure

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Do you have an infrastructure project that will benefit people from across the district?

Lichfield District Council is inviting organisations to bid for £300,000 of Community Infrastructure Levy funding.    

This is the levy, known as CIL, that developers pay the council to support infrastructure projects across the district.

This could include improvements to roads, local parks, schools and sports and leisure facilities, as well as flood mitigation, health facilities, social and community venues, and low carbon initiatives.

The council is contacting public bodies and inviting them to make expressions of interest if they are planning any infrastructure projects.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Environment & Development Services, said:

“We’re encouraging organisations across the district that have infrastructure projects in the pipeline to find out if they could apply for Community Infrastructure Levy funds.

“This pot of money is a valuable resource to help us to make sure that local development is sustainable and that we have the infrastructure in place to meet the need of our growing population.”

Successful applicants will need to show there is a local need for their project and that the public will benefit from it, as well as showing the project is achievable and offers value for money.

Find out more and download the expression of interest form at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/cil. Expressions of interest should be emailed to developmentplans@lichfielddc.gov.uk by 5pm on 16 September 2018.

Published: 20 July 2018