CIL Funding Programme 2021/22

Closed 23 Oct 2020

Opened 24 Sep 2020


The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations were introduced nationally in April 2010.  The principle behind CIL is that most development has some impact on infrastructure and should therefore contribute to the cost of providing or improving infrastructure. CIL allows local authorities (Council’s) in England and Wales to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in their area. The CIL money collected can be used to pay for a wide range of infrastructure which is needed to support new development.

The majority of the money we collect is saved into our 'strategic infrastructure' pot.  Whilst we want to continue to save the bulk of the CIL monies we receive, to pay for larger, costlier infrastructure projects (for example, new leisure centres) we will allocate up to £200,000 each year on 'smaller' projects across the Borough. 

We think this achieves a balance between delivering the big projects, whilst also making sure communities see improvements as a result of new developments in West Lancashire. 

Why we are consulting

Each year we shortlist a number of schemes that we think are appropraiate projects to be delivered with CIL monies. We want you to tell us what you think of these recommended schemes. Which do you support, or oppose? Do you agree with the shortlisted projects? Do you agree with our reasoning? Are there any other projects we should be considering? 

What happens next

Thank you.

Your views will help guide our final recommendations to Cabinet. They will make a final decision later this year on which projects should receive funding.  Successful projects will then receive funding from April 2021.