Decision details

Dorset Council - Community Infrastructure Levy Governance Arrangements

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




1.         That the following specific arrangements be agreed:-


(a)       To spend CIL monies within the same geographical charging

area from which they were levied, pre and post 31/8/19.


(b)       The CIL infrastructure spending priorities pre 1/9/19, as laid out

in appendix C.


(c)        The mechanism for prioritisation and spend of CIL funded

infrastructure pre and post 31/8/19, as set out in the amended appendix A.


2.         That the Terms of Reference for Property Management Group

(PMG), be amended,  to enable it to scrutinise & prioritise infrastructure projects seeking funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy and provide recommendations to Capital Strategy and Asset Management Group (CSAMG) / the Executive Director of Place regarding which projects should receive such funding.


3.         That authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Portfolio Holder Planning, the approval of the prioritisation, of CIL spend on behalf of the Council as reported to CSAMG.


Reason for Decision:    


i)             To provide clarity, transparency and consistency in the allocation and spending of CIL receipts.


ii)            To set out the relationship between the Council as charging authority and key stakeholders and infrastructure providers (internal and external).


iii)          To ensure CIL receipts are spent on infrastructure required to support development, in accordance with the CIL Regulations 2010 specifically as amended in September 2019 (‘the CIL Regulations’).


iv)          To ensure CIL serves its purpose of supporting the delivery of the infrastructure necessary to support the development in Dorset.



Report author: Andrew Galpin

Publication date: 30/07/2020

Date of decision: 28/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 28/07/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

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