Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that the South Downs National Park makes on new developments to help fund the infrastructure, facilities and services of the community.

Clapham Parish Council received two such payments in 2019 including an additional 5% because it has a Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The first payment was received in April 2019 for £1104 from the development at Walnut Tree Cottage (planning reference SDNP/17/03650/FUL). It has been used towards the purchase of the village defibrillator and a heated case.

The second payment was received in October 2019 for £24175.26 from the development at the rear of the bungalow at Clapham Common (planning reference: SDNP/18/02850/FUL). It is being used to fund the park refurbishment including the new children’s playground and adult gym equipment.

The SDNPA, and Parish / Town Councils which have received money directly from the SDNPA, are required to publicise the CIL and S106 funds collected, allocated, and spent every year.

The South Down’s National Park’s Live Funding Database, powered by Exacom, allows you to search live records of funds which are awaiting payment, have been paid and the projects which are being funded.

Clapham’s Annual Monitoring Returns confirm how the money the parish has received has been spent and when.