Elmbridge charges developers a tax for new development known as the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). You can see how this works here. The new tax began in April 2013 and has raised around £5m.
The national government has said that this new tax is to be raised for the purposes of providing new or improved infrastructure in Elmbridge.
The money raised has been split so that Elmbridge retains 75% and 25% is given to each town in proportion the the tax raised in each town. So far Weybridge has £170,000 to disburse.
Elmbridge is now taking applications for funding for local infrastructure projects. Schemes can only be funded if they meet the following criteria:
- The provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or
- Anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area.
If you want your project to be considered use the Community Projects Application Form and send the completed for to
Infrastructure Delivery Coordinator
Borough of Elmbridge
1 High Street
for your application to be considered by the Weybridge Spending Board.
The community infrastructure levy (CIL) is a charge on some forms of new development, collected to help deliver infrastructure improvements in functions such as transport, education, health and leisure, as development comes forward. The borough has now formally adopt the CIL and has been collecting the levy from 1 April 2013.
The borough CIL will contribute to the following identified shortfall in local infrastructure. Transport. New crossings, junctions, cycle paths and foot paths to address the congestion hotspots identified in the local transport plan – £19,500,000. Education. 21 primary school classrooms – £8,500,000; 15 secondary school classrooms – £7,900,000; early years provision – £1,750,000; indoor sports facilities – £820,000; children and young people’s leisure facilities and play areas – £1,000,000; and, improvements to playing pitches – £975,000. All these total around £40,000,000.