How CIL is allocated to Parish Councils
Under the CIL regulations, Parish Councils receive 15% to 25% of any CIL receipts from developments within those areas.
How the Parish Council funds must be spent
As per the CIL guidance on the planning guidance website: "What can neighbourhood funding be spent on?" it states that;
"The neighbourhood portion of the levy can be spent on a wider range of things than the rest of the levy, provided that it meets the requirement to 'support the development of the area' (as per Regulation 59c). The wider definition means that the neighbourhood portion can be spent on things other than infrastructure (as defined in the Community Infrastructure Levy regulations) provided it is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on the parish's area. For example, the pot could be used to fund affordable housing.
If a parish council has failed to spend CIL funds passed to it within 5 years of receipt or has applied the funds not in accordance with the regulations, then a notice can be served on the Parish Council requiring it to repay some or all the receipts passed.
CIL infrastructure projects
It is important to note that the CIL collecting and enforcement authority cannot say or advise which projects selected by a Parish Council would be acceptable, as the legislation is subjective rather than prescriptive.
Parish council's need to ensure that they can confirm and evidence as best they can that the project, items and infrastructure proposed can meet the definitions in the main. It is the case that the parameters under CIL Regulation 59c for parish spend should be proven for any project.
Dummer Parish Council CIL Policy
Dummer Parish Council CIL Application Form
Dummer Parish Council CIL Reporting Form