28-Oct-2022

At a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 18 October 2022, Huntingdonshire District Council approved a new round of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding applications for projects across the district.

Under delegated authority, three local projects were agreed for applications for £50,000 or less. Pre-Cabinet approval was given to Glatton Village Hall roof replacement, Elton road safety table and Great Gransden Community Playground improvements.

In addition, funding was approved at Cabinet for applications of more than £50,000 for:

  • Sawtry Greenfields Pavilion redevelopment - Up to £80,000 CIL approved for proposed extension to current sports pavilion at Greenfields Sports Field, Sawtry. The new pavilion will include four changing rooms, two officials rooms, toilet facilities, a kitchen and a club room.

  • Air Ambulance Hub (MAGPAS) - Up to £750,000 CIL approved for proposed new Air Ambulance operational airbase, headquarters, clinical training centre, including public/visitor centre with patient facilities and community facilities.

  • Bentley Close Play Area Refurbishment in Upwood - Up to £55,679.00 CIL approved for proposed play area improvements to include new play equipment, new safety flooring and biodiversity features including bug houses.

  • New NHS facility in Alconbury Weald - Up to £6,013,388 CIL request for proposed new health care facility at Alconbury Weald. This NHS facility would serve the needs of the growing population at Alconbury Weald and surrounding area, including c15,600 – 16,000 expected additional patients. This facility would help be a new concept which would move treatment facilities from hospitals to the more local centre, unlike a traditional GP surgery.

  • All weather outdoor pitch in Godmanchester - Up to £150,000 CIL approved for proposed installation of a full-sized all weather (Astro turf) football pitch at Bearscroft, Godmanchester.

Executive Councillor for Planning, Cllr Tom Sanderson, said:

"It is great to be able to support local projects with approved CIL funding from the District Council. CIL funding, from new developments, allows us to deliver infrastructure and community facilities across Huntingdonshire. Projects like this help to make positive impacts for all of our residents."

CIL is a planning charge placed on developers that allows local authorities to assist in the funding and delivery of infrastructure to support the delivery of their Local Plan.

The use of CIL funds highlights our commitment to supporting the development of infrastructure that enables district-wide and localised growth as well as improving the supply of new and affordable housing, jobs, and vital community facilities.

View more information about CIL funding.