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Infrastructure spending and funding

Infrastructure funding

The Council collects funding for Infrastructure, mainly via obligations in Section 106 legal agreements (S106) or via the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

The money collected by CIL is divided into three areas:

  • Strategic Fund
  • Neighbourhood Contribution (transferred to Parish or Town Council) 15% standard or 25% if a neighbourhood development plan is in place
  • Administrative costs 5%

The Strategic Fund needs to deliver infrastructure that supports development in the district. Our Infrastructure Delivery Plan has identified infrastructure projects that are required to deliver development up to 2031. These have been included in the Local Plan policies SA1, SA2 and SA3.

The Infrastructure List, which can be found in the Infrastructure Funding Statement below sets out the CIL spending priorities of the Council.

The Council will still seek S106 contributions for major schemes, affordable housing, public open space and for site specific measures. But only if they are required to make the development acceptable in planning terms.

Infrastructure reporting

The Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) is an annual report which provides a summary of all financial and non-financial developer contributions relating to Section 106 Legal Agreements (S106) and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) collected and spent by Cotswold District Council.

Town and Parish Council reporting

Town and Parish Councils are also required to produce an annual report on the CIL monies they have received and spent. The following local councils currently hold CIL funds and are due to produce a report this year. If your local council is not on the list, it means they do currently not hold any CIL funds and are therefore not required to publish a report.

The Council has also produce a guidance document for town and parish councils: