Community Infrastructure Levy
Community Infrastructure Levy (abbreviated to CIL) is a planning fee that applicants pay to Preston City Council for most new dwellings and developments creating additional floor space of 100 square metres or more. The City Council is required to pass a proportion of the planning fee to the Parish Council on the understanding the fee will be used to improve local services or infrastructure as a direct result of the new development or increased population.
The Parish Council consulted residents on how the money could be spent on locally and is now looking to deliver the suggestions.
Suggestions and progress is listed below
- Improved footpath between Goosnargh Village Hall and Goosnargh play area - project completed
- Financial support for a police base at Goosnargh Village Hall - project could not be completed due to changes to policing priorities
- Solar Powered Speed Indicator signs - locations approved waiting for LCC to install
- Dog / litter bins - one installed at Green Nook another has been installed at Halfpenny Lane
- Defibrillator device at Goosnargh Village Hall - device has been donated to the Village Hall
- Improvements / publicity of public rights of way - ongoing repairs being carried out prior to new leaflets being issued
- Additional surround for the war memorial on Beacon Drive - work completed
- Increased bus services - ongoing discussions with developers, bus providers and LCC
- Improvements to pavements and cycle ways - ongoing discussions with developers
- Provision of allotments - should be provided in stage 2 of the Whittingham Hospital development
- Welcome to Whittingham signs - new boundary signs installed
If you have any other suggestions, please contact the Clerk