As per the CIL Regulations and Guidance, CIL is proportioned and allocated using the following approach:
up to 5% is retained by Huntingdonshire District Council to cover administrative costs (including but not limited to consultation on the levy charging schedule, collection of CIL, enforcing CIL, legal costs and reporting on CIL activity)
15%, known as the Neighbourhood Allocation, is established for spending within the neighbourhood of the contributing development (up to a maximum of £100 per existing Council Tax dwelling index linked). This allocation can either be transferred to the relevant town/parish council or retained by Huntingdonshire District Council to be spent on neighbourhood projects where the development is not in a parish. This allocation rises to 25% and is not capped when a parish has a Neighbourhood Plan in place. Details of parishes that have adopted Neighbourhood Plans can be found on our Neighbourhood Planning page. Figure 2, below, sets out the relationship between CIL and Neighbourhood Plans.
up to 80%, known as the Strategic Allocation, is retained by Huntingdonshire District Council to allocate to projects in accordance with the council's Infrastructure Development Plan.
Applying for CIL funding
If you are a parish or town council or infrastructure provider, you have the opportunity twice a year to submit a request for CIL funding from the 'Strategic Portion' of the CIL funds (approximately 80% of the total monies received) that have been collected by HDC as a CIL Charging Authority.
For the avoidance of doubt, the fund is restricted in its use and, under Regulation 59 (1) and (3) of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended), CIL must be applied by the Charging Authority to:
fund the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure to support the development of its area
support the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure outside its area where to do so would support the development of its area.
The next funding round will open on Monday 4 July 2022 and close at 23:59 on Sunday 28 August 2022.
The website will be further updated with an online application form for the funding round in due course.