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Demanding Better for Southwell - the Missing 1/2 Mi££ion

April 22, 2019 9:36 AM

Hopewell Rise Southwell StartsEvery major housing development must pay a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to the District Council. The charge enables the Council to invest in local infrastructure to support communities as they expand.

Developers in Southwell have paid £496,000 in CIL money since summer 2014. The Town Council originally received 15% of the levy but this increased to 25% with the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan. The District Council decides how and where the remaining 75% will be spent. Most of the levy seems to have been allocated to projects in and round Newark instead of Southwell.

With an estimated additional £2 million due to the District Council from developments in Southwell over the next few years, Liberal Democrat Councillors will be pressing for Southwell to receive its fair share of the infrastructure levy to pay for these essential projects.

Becketts Field