Readers may be surprised that the 2013 Goldring Development's Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), a charge introduced in the Planning Act 2008, on developments that is intended to provide money to develope the local community's infrastructure, is still being planned. My inquiries have resulted in the following response from Havant Borough Council, including a link to their website which enables the public to follow progress of this money's spending:
"UPDATE: the gateway has now been approved by HCC [Hampshire County Council] so we have moved into detailed design stage; the present timetable is to agree final designs by Easter 2018 for staged implementation between August and December 2018. As estimated costs firm up some of the detail in the list below may subtly change to match funding available. The detailed design stage is funded by the S106 [see note below] so it would be correct to state that it has started to be spent. All the schemes listed below are being designed and will be tendered as one package rather than a number of different jobs – we will then cut our cloth to match what is available.
HCC’s ITS team will be consulting on the Elm Grove puffin crossing change in the new year.
It’s OK to make this list public (we’ll be doing that anyway) with the caveat that the detailed design stage may result in changes.
We’ll be updating the web page which is at http://www.havant.gov.uk/transport-projects/hayling-active-travel-feasibility-study as the design progresses, so it’s worth bookmarking that page for reference. The full feasibility study is available through that page although as stated in the original email some of the details have moved on."
My Note re S106:A Section 106 is a legal agreement between an applicant seeking planning permission and the local planning authority, which is used to mitigate the impact of a new home on the local community and infrastructure. As such, Section 106 Agreements often require a financial contribution, made prior to the project starting. Unlike the Community Infrastructure Levy which is tariff-based, Section 106 is charged based on the specific needs of the local community and some councils use the number of bedrooms in the new home to decide what this charge should be. For example, a council might ask for a contribution to the local school for a new four-bedroom family house in an area with limited school places. Please see websites for further clarification or HBC's Planning Dept., for their approach.