05-Mar-2021

Huntingdonshire District Council has approved Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding for three projects within the district.

HDC Cabinet members supported the decision to commit nearly £5million worth of match funded CIL funds to the projects. The projects include:

  • Special School, Alconbury Weald (in conjunction with Cambridgeshire County Council)

  • The Valley Land Management Programme (in conjunction with Buckden Village Hall Trust)

  • Swimming Pool Changing, Phase 2 (in conjunction with One Leisure St Ives)

Executive Councillor for Strategic Planning, Cllr Jon Neish, said: "CIL funding is a great way for us to help deliver improvements to infrastructure and community facilities across the district, and ensuring that we can make positive impacts to the lives and livelihoods of residents."

"I am very pleased that we have supported these projects, on top of the £5.25m allocated for St Neots and a further £230k on smaller projects in areas such as Great and Little Paxton, Hail Weston, Spaldwick, Warboys, Great Staughton, Yaxley, Stilton and Holywell-cum-Needingworth."

CIL is a planning charge placed on developers that allows local authorities to assist in the funding and delivery of infrastructure development within the local area. The use of CIL funds highlights our commitment to supporting the development of infrastructure that enables district-wide and localised growth as well as improving the supply of new and affordable housing, jobs and vital community facilities.