(Relevant Portfolio Holder: Councillor Gaynar Owen)
The Leader introduced the report of the Corporate Director of Place & Community, which set out the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Infrastructure Funding Statement for 2021 and sought approval to publish the report.
The minute of Executive Overview & Scrutiny Committee held on 21 October 2021 had been circulated prior to the meeting.
In reaching the decision below, Cabinet considered the details set out in the report before it and the reasons contained therein.
RESOLVED: A. That the content of the Infrastructure Funding Statement be noted and published on the Council website.
B. That delegated authority be given to the Corporate Director of Place and Community, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning, to make any amendments to the Infrastructure Funding Statement, following its initial publication, to reflect the subsequent decisions of Cabinet regarding the CIL Funding Programme for 2022/23, and any other non-material amendments required, as set out in paragraph 5.9 of the report.
To consider the report of the Corporate Director of Place and Community.
Consideration was given to the report of the Corporate Director of Place and Community as contained on pages 1225 to 1278 of the Book of Reports, which introduced the Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) for 2021 and seeks comments prior to seeking Cabinet approval to publish the report.
The Senior Planning & CIL / S106 Officer outlined the report and informed that CIL Regulations now require Councils to report annually on their CIL and S106 receipts and expenditure through an annual IFS report and to publish this on the Council website by 31 December.
In discussion, the Chairman suggested a review be taken of the pros and cons of funding flood alleviation through CIL as other Local Authorities do.
Comments and questions were raised in respect of the use of CIL for flood alleviation, including:
RESOLVED: That the Committee note the content of the Infrastructure Funding Statement report and that the report be presented to Cabinet for their consideration.