CIL and s106 funding

Section 106 of the Town and Country planning act 1990 allows the local planning authority to agree contributions or additional works with developers to mitigate the impact of the development on the neighbourhood.

S106 can require works eg to provide a pedestrian crossing to deal with the increased number of residents, or to plant trees to replace trees that have been felled.

Decisions on how s106 monies are spent, if it has not already been defined at the planning approval stage, are now devolved to the councillors on the Neighbourhood Partnerships (the Neighbourhood Committee).

Up to date lists of s106 funds for each NP are on the Bristol City Council website.

CIL = ‘Community Infrastructure Levy’ is now charged on most development in Bristol and a proportion of this Levy is going to be allocated to the area where the development takes place. The likely level of locally devolved CIL is 15% (unless the area has produced a Neighbourhood Development Plan, in which case it is likely to receive 25% of the CIL).

This can then be allocated by the Neighbourhood Committee to local infrastructure projects.

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