As new homes are built, the parish council receives a CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy). CIL is paid bythe developer to the Borough Council, and the parish council receives 15% of this. The parish element(approx. £600,000) must be used ‘to support the development of the local area by funding’:
i. the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or ii. anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area
This CIL represents a great opportunity to enhance/enrich the village and provide a greater selection ofamenities for all ages and tastes but it must be spent within 5 years of receipt or be returned to theBorough Council.
With this in mind, back in September 2017 the parish council carried out a survey to establish the needsof the community. Details of the survey were printed in a newsletter which was distributed to everyhousehold in West End. The survey was available online or in the parish office. Information regarding thesurvey was also published in the parish magazine.
Residents are still invited to make their views known to the Parish Council regarding Infrastructure