CIL Projects (Community Infrastructure Levy)

As many of you may be aware there were changes made to how developers were asked to fund works within the communities affected by their plans.

CIL allows local authorities to raise funds from new building projects undertaken in their area. It is governed by the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended). CIL is charged as a fixed rate per square metre of new floor space created. The money raised can be used to help fund a wide range of infrastructure that is needed to support development.

To date we have only received a small amount of CIL monies into the parish, but have begun to think about how this money could be best spend on parish facilities and projects.

As such we have started a ‘wish list‘ of things that have been raised by the community at various parish meetings and events. If anyone has a suggestion to go onto this list please do not hesitate to contact the parish clerk or any of the councillors to have it added.

Some projects we have already begun to look at as a parish, some we have already set aside funds for in the parish budget and some we have started looking to grant funders to support us with.

Cornwall County have retained part of the CIL funding, with Mawnan set to get 25% once our NDP goes through referendum (currently we get 15%) and have this years used it to fund green offsetting projects including:

The 2 Minute Foundation in Bude which received £32,576 to convert an old beach office and toilets into an education centre with a community hub and office space.

Urban Biodiversity CIC – Newquay Community Orchard received £65,000 to improve access routes through the orchard and to carry out final landscaping works, including the planting of over 700 new trees by the community while Our Only World benefited from a £67,500 grant to manufacture and place water bottle refill stations across Cornwall.

The other successful projects are Falmouth Town Council with £43,276 to install a boardwalk to bridge the gap between other components of the Falmouth Green Corridor; Chyan Community Trust which received £25,000 for a pathway, play trail, signage, multi-use workshop floor area in Mabe; Walker Lines Gymnasium Trust, Bodmin: £53,345 to install 104 solar panels, which will cover more than 50%of the trust’s electricity needs.

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