Issue - decisions

Spending priorities for Strategic Community Infrastructure Levy

01/10/2021 - Spending priorities for Strategic Community Infrastructure Levy

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)         approve the change in name of the Futures Fund Programme Board to Future Infrastructure Programme Board and increase its scope to also consider Strategic CIL spending proposals;

(b)         approve the governance arrangements of the newly named Future Infrastructure Programme Board to include the Council’s Chief Operations Officer and Head of Planning as Board members;

(c)         agree that the newly named Future Infrastructure Programme Board recommend the Strategic CIL spending priorities, and report this back to Cabinet within the calendar year alongside the final Infrastructure Funding Statement for 2020/21; and

(d)         agree to engage with service providers through the Future Infrastructure Programme Board to ensure Strategic CIL helps deliver the necessary infrastructure to support planned growth.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Regeneration, Economy and Strategic Planning

Reasons

The Futures Fund Programme Board reviews capital infrastructure spending and by reforming as the Future Infrastructure Programme Board and linking in Strategic CIL, it will ensure that infrastructure planning is aligned and well planned. Cabinet setting the spending priorities will provide a clear direction for the Board to awards funds to projects.

The Systems Leadership Team recommended that the NHS as an infrastructure service provider can bid for CIL monies for 2020/21. The new Future Infrastructure Programme Board will engage with all service providers and provide a further level of scrutiny of the NHS request to ensure that the request is aligned with our spending priorities before making a recommendation to Cabinet.

The Council has a duty to publish the Infrastructure Funding Statement each calendar year and to set out its spending priorities for CIL.