The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge payable by developers to local councils as part of the planning process. Elmbridge Council is required to allocate a proportion of the CIL funds it collects (currently 15%) on local infrastructure improvements to mitigate the impacts of development locally.
Elmbridge has established a number of Local Infrastructure Spending Boards (LISBs) to make decisions on the allocation of CIL funds locally. The Molesey LISB, which comprises the 6 local Molesey Residents Association Councillors, met on 19 March to consider the allocation of £92,000 of CIL funds which had been allocated to East and West Molesey.
A number of applications for CIL funding were considered, and the Molesey LISB allocated funding to support a number of local projects, including:
- All-weather footpaths at Grovelands recreation ground, and at Hurst Park (from Victoria Avenue to the Thames towpath);
- The installation of a Boules/Petanque recreational facility at Hurst Park;
- A project to create additional community facilities at St Mary’s Church;
- Repairs and lighting for the entrance at St Albans Catholic Primary School;
- A replacement container for the storage of the Ajax Sea Scouts equipment for sailing at Island Barn Reservoir; and
- The 2nd Molesey Scout Group’s project to build a modern and secure garage and storage facility.