East Cambridgeshire District Council has confirmed its commitment to communities by making new additions to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) list.
Following approval at last night’s Full Council meeting, a number of community-based projects have been added to the CIL list and can now benefit from financial backing from the Council.
GP surgeries and health buildings across East Cambridgeshire as well as community facilities are now included on the list enabling health providers, community groups and Parish Councils to apply for funding.
Councillor Anna Bailey, Leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “I am incredibly pleased that we have been able to make these additions to the CIL list.
“As a Council, we have always been dedicated to supporting projects that will have a positive impact on communities across the District and the approval of the new CIL list is a testament to that commitment.
“By approving these projects, we not only unlock funding to enable them to go ahead but we extend support for vital services and assets for the benefit of the people of East Cambridgeshire and we look forward to seeing them come to fruition.”
Water management and flood prevention projects have also been added to the list with the Council pledging to work with the Internal Drainage Board and Environment Agency to identify areas which would benefit most from this funding with the aim of increasing capacity in the flood defences.
The Community Infrastructure Levy is a charge which can be imposed by local authorities on new development in their area and used to deliver the infrastructure to support new developments.