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The Parish Council receives monies via B&NES from the Community Infrastruture Levy charged on developments in the Parish. The Parish Council receives 15% of the levy in three installments during the progress of the works. Additionally, 10% is given by B&NES to a central pot associated with the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan and these monies are granted by a committee of Parish Council Chairmen.
Information about the levy can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy
The criteria for spending the levy are given below:

What can the Community Infrastructure Levy be spent on (and by whom)?

The levy can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure, including transport, flood defences, schools, hospitals, and other health and social care facilities (for further details, see section 216(2) of the Planning Act 2008, and regulation 59, as amended by the 2012 and 2013 Regulations). This definition allows the levy to be used to fund a very broad range of facilities such as play areas, parks and green spaces, cultural and sports facilities, academies and free schools, district heating schemes and police stations and other community safety facilities. This flexibility gives local areas the opportunity to choose what infrastructure they need to deliver their relevant Plan (the Local Plan in England, Local Development Plan in Wales, and the London Plan in London). Charging authorities may not use the levy to fund affordable housing.

Local authorities must spend the levy on infrastructure needed to support the development of their area, and they will decide what infrastructure is needed. The levy is intended to focus on the provision of new infrastructure and should not be used to remedy pre-existing deficiencies in infrastructure provision unless those deficiencies will be made more severe by new development.

The levy can be used to increase the capacity of existing infrastructure or to repair failing existing infrastructure, if that is necessary to support development.

In London, the regulations restrict spending by the Mayor to funding roads or other transport facilities, including Crossrail, to ensure a balance between the spending priorities of the boroughs and the Mayor.

Local authorities must allocate at least 15% of levy receipts to spend on priorities that should be agreed with the local community in areas where development is taking place. This can increase to a minimum of 25% in certain circumstances.

How to apply.

Applications for both the Parish CIL monies and the CVNP monies should be made to the Parish Council via The Parish Clerk.
The application should include the following information: 
Name of organisation and contact details of those making the application.
Title of the application. (eg New disabled Access)
Details of the proposed works including drawings and specifications where available.
Cost of the proposals and amount required from CIL monies
Timescale of the project.
The Parish Council may request further details before making a decision about the application. Additionally, because of the way the levy is received by the Parish Council which is related to the commencement dates for the developments it may not always be possible to fulfil applicants timescale requirements.

The Parish Clerk, Alan Butcher, can be contacted by telephone (o1749 870358) or email to eastharptreeparishcouncil@gmail.com