by Jackie Porter on 12 December, 2017
While the Government ponders whether the CIL levy is working well enough to deliver the infrastructure that is needed with new development, the County Council is starting to receive significant sums- and needs to decide how it is going to spend it.
It seems quite obvious- near where the money is collected- but sometimes, the effect of development is felt further afield. I am calling for the County Council to agree a clear set of priorities for the CIL fund so that communities can make a claim against the money for projects that fit these priorities.
The county has decided that it should spend the money on three areas:-
The County Councils tells me that school places will be covered by other means , and Libraries are not in need of capital spends right now.So that leaves Highways.
You will note comments by Conservative cabinet members following my statement. I wrote today to challenge what was said: the infrastructure for education pre and post school is essential for our economy and there is no doubt that the Cart and Horses junction is still a thorn in all of our sides, and traffic will be worse as Kings Barton develops.
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