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Parish Community Survey


This survey is now closed 

Thank you to everyone who took part - results will be discussed at the CIL Committee on 22nd February 2021

What is the CIL fund?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which can be levied by local authorities on new development in their area. It allows local authorities to collect money from developments to assist with the delivery infrastructure that is required to support development in around the district. Under the requirement, 15% of the CIL collected as a result of development is passed to the relevant Town/ Parish Council. This is called the ‘meaningful proportion’. 

How do residents in Warbleton Parish Council think CIL funds should be allocated over the coming years to benefit our local community?

Warbleton Parish council is interested in understanding more about how our local community feel we should focus our efforts and allocation of CIL funds over the coming years. 

How can the Meaningful Proportion be spent by the Parish Council?

CIL regulations are used to support the development of local area funding by the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure or anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area. This might include for example: sports and recreational facilities; transport improvements; signage; cycleways; footpaths; village halls; open spaces and lighting.

Further information on CIL can be found in a guidance note on this web page.

CIL funds and Warbleton Parish Council

As a small parish area, with less development than other parishes, Warbleton Parish CIL funds are modest and we currently have £8,900 to spend. We may receive more CIL funds in 2021. However, we would like to allocate these funds as strategically as possible in relation to community needs in our locality.

Suggestions for feedback

We are interested in understanding more about how the local community in Warbleton Parish area feel we should focus our efforts and allocation of CIL.

Some ideas that Warbleton Parish Council CIL committee are considering allocating CIL funds towards are outlined below. 

Please note, we will only be able to fund a small number of projects. For the ideas we do take forward, we will need to seek additional funds and partnerships to meet the costs. 

  • Ongoing maintenance and purchase of essential parish noticeboards, fingerposts and benches in the Parish
  • Provide picnic tables on Rushlake Green for residents and visitors across the Parish to enjoy, promoting well-being and  
       supporting local businesses
  • One-off sum to each village hall to boost wi-fi provision and support hall hirers needs
  • Commission traffic surveys in the Parish to assess the ongoing impact of local development
  • Install electric car charging points at strategic locations in the Parish to support greener energy use
  • Provide biochar kilns for community use (see attached information on the web page) to support greener 
       communities and reduce our carbon footprint
  • Create a Warbleton Parish walking & cycling routes map in partnership with local community organisations and local  
       council to promote health and well-being
  • Provide a pétanque court on Rushlake Green to promote health, well-being and reduce social isolation
  • Improve the 'Well' area at Punnett's Town to enhance the village scene e.g. bench, low wall
  • Install a new fence at Bodle Street Green Village Hall to improve safety on the green for pedestrians

Who are the Warbleton Parish Council CIL committee members?

    Cllr Karen Cook

    Cllr Celia Davies (Chair)

    Cllr Andy Long

    Cllr Richard Reading

    Cllr Mike Smythe

    Cllr Pauline Velten (Vice Chair)

    Cllr Steve Williamson

Details on all Parish Council Members are on the website which can be accessed via this link:

The survey closed on 31st Jan 2021.

The results will be discussed at the CIL Committee on 22nd February. Further details on the meeting will be posted here:

Warbleton Parish Council greatly appreciates the time you have taken to share your thoughts. We will carefully consider the community's response as we prioritise the CIL fund allocation over the coming years. 

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Thank you.