Payments made via the Community Infrastructure Levy enable the Council to raise funds for some forms of new development in the community, to help fund the infrastructure needed to mitigate the impacts of that development. A proportion of the money collected through the Levy, known as the Local Community Improvement Fund, can be spent on local projects in the Borough.
The types of infrastructure included are as follows:
Shared Suitable Accessible Natural Greenspace (SANG)
Local Sustainable Transport Projects Play Areas & Equipped Playing Space
Indoor Sports & Leisure Facilities
There will be two opportunities in each financial year (from the beginning of April) to submit projects for consideration.
Once forms have been reviewed the decision(s) will be made by the Executive Board Members of the Council, via consultation with local communities and Ward Councillors.
The current bidding period is open from 4 January 2022, with a closing deadline of midnight on 1 February 2022.
The bidding for funds for projects is designed for non-Parished areas in the Borough only: Parish Councils can be approached directly for support in relation to project funds, since they receive a proportion of Community Infrastructure Levy monies from building developments in their Parishes.
Local groups (such as residents' associations, sports clubs and community groups) and infrastructure providers (including the Environment Agency, NHS/GP surgeries and Surrey County Council) can suggest projects or improvements by completing and submitting the online Local Community Improvement Fund Project Application Form. Prior to submitting the form, please read the Local Community Improvement Fund 2021-2022 - Guidance Notes carefully. Any additional documents to support your submitted application should be emailed separately to CIL@surreyheath.gov.uk.
The projects selected for CIL funding will be outlined in an Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement, and updated during each financial year.