Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS), Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)
Last Updated: 25 October 2023
Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS)
The Infrastruture Funding Statement (IFS) is a new annual requirement from Central Government. The IFS lists the infrastructure projects or types of infrastructure which may be funded or partly funded from CIL and replaces the CIL Regulation 123 List, in accordance with the CIL Amendment England Regulations 2019. It provides information on the monetary (and non-monetary) contributions sought and received from developers for the provision of infrastructure to support development in South Lakeland (outside of the Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park), and the subsequent use of those contributions by South Lakeland District Council. The IFS covers the financial year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 (the reporting year).
South Lakeland District Council seeks developer contributions through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 agreements (also known as “planning obligations”).
Set out below are three spreadsheets detailing the following:
- Monies received from developer agreements during reporting year
- Monies spent from developer agreements during reporting year
- Monies held from developer agreements at the end of the reporting year
This data is provided under the Open Government Licence.
Community Infrastruture Levy (CIL)
The community infrastructure levy (CIL) is a charge we apply to new development to help pay for the infrastructure needed to support it.
The Draft CIL Charging Schedule was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 3 December 2014, alongside all supporting documents and evidence.
Following hearings held on 10 February 2015, the council received the CIL Examiner's report on 20 March 2015 and the CIL was approved by the council on 20 May 2015. It came into force 1 June 2015.
CIL must strike a balance between paying for infrastructure and not stopping development by making it financially unviable. You can find out more information by following these links:
- CIL policies, specific to South Lakeland
- approved Regulation 123 List (PDF 7MB / 8 pages) Replaced by the infrastructure funding statement
- CIL Notice of Approval (PDF 43KB / 1 page)
If you are making a planning application you need to include information to meet the CIL requirements.
- Annual Report of CIL Income and Expenditure in 2018/2019 (PDF 146KB / 1 page)
- Annual Report of CIL Income and Expenditure in 2017/2018 (PDF 139KB / 1 page)
- Annual Report of CIL Income and Expenditure in 2016/2017 (PDF 169KB / 1 page)
- Annual Report of CIL Income and Expenditure in 2015/2016 (PDF 293KB / 1 page)
How CIL will be spent and managed
On 13 September 2017, Cabinet approved a proposed framework for the governance and expenditure of income from CIL receipts on strategic infrastructure. For further information please see the CIL Cabinet report (PDF 96KB / 10 pages).
A proportion of CIL income (normally 15%) is paid automatically every 6 months to those parish and town councils where CIL-liable development has taken place. This can be spent on local infrastructure and other projects which support development of the area. More information can be found in our Parish and Town council advice note: updated October 2023 (PDF 290KB / 3 pages).
Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)
An updated version of the IDP has now been published following approval at Cabinet on 13 September 2017. We have also produced a summary version of the document.