Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) expenditure
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. It is collected by South Gloucestershire Council.
A proportion of this is handed by South Glos Council to the Town Council each year. CIL funds can be spent on:
- The provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or
- Anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on it.
- This can include the development of a Neighbourhood Plan.
Thornbury Town Council are obliged to:
- Spend all CIL funds within 5 years of receipt or return them to SGC when requested to do so.
- Complete the annual report provided by SGC on CIL receipts, spending, unspent, etc. during the financial year and return to SGC.
- Publish the details of the report on our website and within the Parish.
- Parish & Town Councils are expected to work with South Glos. Council and neighbouring Parishes to agree spending priorities.
Please click on the files below for the Thornbury Town Council CIL expenditure:
Annual Assurance and Governance Review (AGAR) documentation, including external audit
AGAR for Year Ended 31 March 2022:
AGAR for Year Ended 31 March 2021:
Unaudited Accounts for Year Ended 31 March 2021: Thornbury Town Council Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return, Accounts for Year Ended 31 March 2021