CIL annual report 2019/2020

Community Infrastructure Levy and S106 Agreements

Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement

August 2020



Welcome to the Bassetlaw Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS). This sets out the year’s income and expenditure relating to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 (S106) agreements for 2019/20.

District Councils, such as Bassetlaw, are now required to produce an infrastructure funding statement on an annual basis, as a result of recent changes to government legislation¹.

Infrastructure is paid for in several different ways, for example via:

  • Site specific requirements – through legal agreements with developers of specific sites (known as Section 106 agreements);
  • Community Infrastructure Levy – a levy on certain types of new development;

It is common for different funding sources to be combined to pay for new infrastructure.

The IFS sets out how the money collected to provide supporting infrastructure through CIL and Section 106 agreements within the Bassetlaw area has and will be used over the coming years. The IFS contains the information on CIL and the S106 funding secured, monies allocated and spent as well as non-financial contributions.

Bassetlaw District Council has been collecting payments for infrastructure through the Community Infrastructure Levy since September 2013.

CIL will help to bridge the infrastructure funding gap, but won’t completely resolve it. Therefore there is a need to prioritise the projects, alongside exploring other funding opportunities and approaches to financing which will require partnership working arrangements with infrastructure providers and/or government bodies Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP), Homes England etc. Parish / Town Councils will also have the ability to use their own CIL receipts (known as Neighbourhood Proportion) in accordance with the CIL Regulations) on projects that are a priority for them.

Key Headlines from the Statement

At the end of the 2019/20 financial year, the headline figures are:

Bassetlaw Community Infrastructure Levy

CIL receipts have increased significantly over the past few financial years, as a result of major developments commencing construction in the District.

£3,107,574 is the total value of CIL issued in demand notices during the financial year 2019/20.

£2,881,162 is the total value of income collected in the reported year.

£503,238 of income was collected from Bassetlaw’s CIL towards local community projects known as the ‘neighbourhood proportion’ (formerly known as Local Monies).

£2,234,301 of the total income collected from Bassetlaw’s CIL receipts will be directed towards Strategic Projects²

At the end of the 2019/20 financial year, the headline figures are:

Bassetlaw Section 106 Agreements

£1,596,994 monies allocated to specific projects carried forward from previous years

£938,304 has been received in S106 income

£115,767.33 has been drawn down from funds in 19/2020

£2,419,531 closing balance at 31/03/2020

In 2020/21 it is likely that CIL/S106 expenditure will be focused on the following strategic priorities³:

  • Highway improvement projects
  • Secondary school provision in Worksop
  • Secondary school provision in Harworth & Bircotes
  • Heritage Infrastructure Funding (listed buildings) that are identified as being ‘at risk'

What are the Sources of Income?

Community Infrastructure Levy

CIL is a tariff-based charge on the development of new floorspace (per square metre) in the District. The money can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure (e.g. new roads, cycle lanes, public realm improvements and secondary school provision) that is needed to meet the future growth needs of the District. S106 agreements are used to mitigate the impacts of development and ensure that Bassetlaw’s planning policy requirements are fully met. S106 obligations include:

  • site-specific financial contributions - these are secured and must be used for defined purposes; for instance, the provision of education facilities, traffic and transport/highways related works, open space provision and affordable housing contributions (where accepted in lieu of on-site provision);
  • provision of on-site affordable housing; and
  • non-financial obligations, including requirements such as employment and skills strategies, construction management plans and travel plans.

Please note: A charging authority may accept one or two land payments in lieu of the whole or part of the CIL due in respect of a chargeable development. Where CIL is paid by way of a land payment the amount of CIL paid is an amount equal to the value of the land acquired.

Section 106 Agreements

Section 106 (S106) Agreements are legal agreements between Local Authorities and developers; these are linked to planning permissions and can also be known as planning obligations.

Section 106 agreements are drafted when it is considered that a development will have significant impact on the local area that cannot be mitigated by means of conditions attached to a planning decision.

For example, a new residential development can place extra pressure on the social, physical and economic infrastructure which already exists in a certain area. A planning obligation will aim to balance the pressure created by the new development with improvements to the surrounding area ensuring that where possible the development would make a positive contribution to the local area and community.

What the Section 106 Agreement will cover

When a planning application is submitted to the Council, we will assess the application to understand if the development would cause a significant impact to the area and community.

The S106 will vary depending on the nature of the development and based on the needs of the District. The most common obligations include:

  • Public Open Space
  • Affordable Housing
  • Education
  • Highways

The legal tests for when you can use a S106 Agreement are set out in regulation 122 and 123 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 as amended.

Community Infrastructure Levy – Collection and Expenditure

The following information is presented in order to comply with the requirements on the reporting of CIL. It sets out how much CIL has been collected, where it has been allocated to and how it has been spent .

The amount of CIL payable depends on where the development is located within the District as it is geographically tariff based.

Breakdown of Bassetlaw CIL income over the last 7 financial years

Year Received in Bassetlaw in pounds
2013/14 5,160 
2014/15  83,824 
2015/16  316,712 
2016/17  900,086 
2017/18  740,483 
2018/19  2,033,400 
2019/20  2,881,621 

In 2019/20 the largest amount of Bassetlaw CIL income came from the following developments:

  • £122,133 - 18/01148/FUL - Land East Of Doncaster Road Costhorpe
  • £340,956 - 18/01445/RES - Land West Of Tiln Lane Retford
  • £514,939 - 19/00330/RES - Land Off The A57 Worksop Bypass Manton
  • £208,976 - 16/01777/FUL - Kenilworth Nurseries Including Mount Vernon Lodge London Road Retford
  • £177,231 - 16/01487/RES - Land at Gateford Park Worksop
  • £145,125 - 17/00271/RES - Land North East Of St Lukes School Shireoaks Common Shireoaks
  • £130,637 - 17/01529/FUL - Land To The South Of Police House Spital Road Blyth
  • £120,781 - 18/00648/RES - Wood End Farm Coach Road Shireoaks

Relevant planning application information on these developments can be found from our online planning portal (external link).

Breakdown of CIL income/expenditure in 2019/20

  Amount Further Information
Total value of CIL issued in
Demand Notices issued in
2019 / 20
£3,107,574 60 Demand Notices
issued in 2019/20
The total amount of CIL
income for 2019 / 20
£2,881,621 Does not include invoices
issued but not paid yet
The total amount of CIL
expenditure for 2019 / 20.
£265,918 This figure includes the
2019 / 20 payments made
directly to Parish / Town
Councils. Further details in
Table 3.
The total amount of CIL
income collected since it
was introduced in the
Bassetlaw area
£6,961,229 CIL was introduced in
Sept 2013. No money was
collected prior to this date. 

CIL Expenditure 2019/20

CIL is drawn down through Cabinet delegated decision making to the Head of Regeneration for all qualifying projects. These being:

  • Strategic infrastructure projects (former Regulation 123 List)
  • Locally-led projects
  • CIL Administrative Work (maximum 5% of total CIL income)

Detailed CIL Expenditure

Amount Infrastructure (former Reg 123 List) Further Information Type of Expenditure
£145,875.00   Match Funding –
Kings Park, Retford to
restore historic part of
the park 
Local Monies 
£44,500.00 Heritage Infrastructure
Funding – 26-28 Grove
Street, Retford 
  Strategic Monies 
£19,250.00 A57 Claylands Avenue,
  Strategic Monies 



  Enable Now Process
Mapping Project
(annual maintenance
of £176.00) 
CIL Admin
£25,832.72   Funding CIL Officer  CIL Admin Monies
£55,277.09   Drawn Down by
Parish Councils 
Local Monies 

There has been no land or infrastructure given in kind during the financial year 2019/20.

CIL Allocated and unspent in 2019/20

The following information details a summary of the CIL monies that have been collected, allocated to a project, but not yet spent:

CIL Balance at 31 March 2020 - £5,492,715.75

The drawdown of this CIL income will be dependent upon the Councils strategic priorities on the (former Regulation 123 List) Infrastructure List.

Neighbourhood Proportion (Formerly known as Local Money)

A ‘meaningful proportion’ of CIL receipts is passed to the local town or parish council for the area where the development takes place (known as neighbourhood proportion). The meaningful proportion to be passed to the local parish / town councils is set at 15% of the relevant CIL receipts with a maximum cap of £100 per Council tax dwelling in the parish.

Where a Neighbourhood Plan is in place the ‘meaningful proportion’ will rise to 25% with no maximum cap. There are now fifteen Neighbourhood Development Plans that are adopted. The Planning Service are working with a number of other neighbourhood forums to progress neighbourhood development plans across the District as a whole.

Adopted Neighbourhood Plans in Bassetlaw

Parish/Town Council Adopted/Made Date
Misterton 5 September 2019
Mattersey and Mattersey Thorpe 5 September 2019
Carlton in Lindrick 21 February 2019
Treswell and Cottam 21 February 2019
Headon, Upton, Grove and Stokeham 6 September 2018
East Markham 27 April 2018
Sutton cum Lound 16 February 2018
Misson 7 September 2017
Clarborough and Welham 2 February 2017
Cuckney, Norton, Holbeck and Welbeck 9 March 2017
Shireoaks parish 17 November 2016
Sturton ward 11 February 2016
Tuxford parish 10 November 2016
Elkesley parish 12 November 2015
Harworth and Bircotes parish 3 December 2015

CIL neighbourhood proportion available arising from the commencement of development in 2019/20.

 Parish/Town Council Amount available in 2019/20 
 Blyth Parish Council £19,595.64
 Carlton in Lindrick Parish Council £31,500.10
 Cuckney Parish Council £2,955.71
 Everton Parish Council £28,507.70
 East Markham Parish Council £22,148.46
 Harworth/Bircotes Parish Council £6,030.86
 Langold Parish Council £54.43
 Misterton Parish Council £707.46
 Nether Langwith Parish Council £1,055.17
Normanton on Trent Parish Council £1,873.93
North & South Wheatley Parish Council £2,765.21
Rampton Parish Council £8,165.40
Ranskill Parish Council £3,798.39
Rhodesia Parish Council £11,556.60
Shireoaks Parish Council £66,933.11
Sturton le Steeple Parish Council £40,124.33
Sutton Parish Council £26,282.68
Walkeringham Parish Council £1,311.11
West Stockwith Parish Council £1,442.81
Sub Total £276,809.10

Worksop and Retford Monies

Monies collected outside of Parish/Town Councils Total Available in 2019/2020
Worksop £116,280.03
Retford £110,149.63
Sub Total £226,379.66

Overall total: £503,188.76

Parish and Town Councils have a duty to submit annual monitoring reports if they have drawn down funds in accordance with the CIL Regulations.

Strategic Money

On 4 September 2018, Bassetlaw published a revised “Regulation 123 List” setting out items of infrastructure that would be funded in part through its CIL. Following the changes in legislation in September 2019 amendments to the CIL regulations removes the requirement for authorities to publish a CIL Regulation 123 Infrastructure List.

By no later than 31 December 2020, this list must be replaced with an infrastructure funding statement. The infrastructure priorities of the Council, on the whole, remain the same however there will be emerging changes based on the quantum of development approved and associated impacts and this will be review periodically.

Strategic infrastructure projects agreed as part of the former Regulation 123 List

Infrastructure required Approximate cost of improvement £m Funding already acquired £ Status
A614/Scrooby Road/Bawtry
Road, Harworth

0.45 m Sheffield City
0.45 m D2N2 Design
fees drawn down
05/04/17 £11,000

A620/A638 roundabout,
3.00   Not Commenced
B1164/A6075 Junction,
0.75   Not Commenced

A57/A60 Sandy Lane
roundabout, Worksop A57
arms and Highgrounds arm

1.50  0.5 m Sheffield City
1.83 m D2N2 Design
fees requested drawn
down 08/04/15
A57/Claylands Avenue
roundabout, Worksop
 1.50 Amount requested on
draw down
form 18/10/19 -
Project Underway
A60/A619 roundabout,
 3.00 In discussions over
design works
Project Underway
A57/B6041 Gateford Road
roundabout, Worksop
B6041 arm only
1.50 £12,000 on 27/07/17
for design fees
£20,000 on 14/08/18
for further design fees
£630,742 on 24/08/18
for capital project
£662,742 total CIL
drawn down
£1.15m Sheffield City
Region Funding
Secondary school provision
in Worksop
4.50 n/a Not Commenced
Secondary school provision
in Harworth Bircotes
4.40 n/a Not Commenced
Total cost 23.90    

The total amount of Strategic (former Regulation 123 List) monies received in 2019/20 was £2,234,301.

Total Amount of CIL Retained at 31 March 2019

  Amount Further Information
The total amount of CIL receipts received/committed at the end of the reported year (strategic money) £5,492,715  
Total of CIL income available to Parish / Town Councils as part of their neighbourhood proportion £443,933 Cumulative amount of Parish / Town Councils neighbourhood proportion yet to be drawn down

Total Amount of CIL Committed in 2020/21

£145,900 has been approved for Capital programmes in the current year 2020/21:

  • £12,300 for Underpass works at Retford Train Station
  • £80,000 towards play facilities at Kings Park Retford
  • £53,600 towards HLS Match Funding at Kings Park Retford

CIL Administration

Up to 5% of CIL funds can be retained annually to cover administration costs in accordance with the CIL Regulations as amended 2010. In 2019/20, 5% receipts totalled £144,081.10 and of this proportion Table No 3 details the amount spent during financial year. Authorisation has been sought and approved to increase the hours of the CIL Officer to accommodate the increased workload and funding through CIL Administration monies are available to resource this.

Section 106 Legal Agreements

The following information is presented in order to comply with the requirements for the reporting of Section 106 Agreements (S106). It sets out how much S106 has been collected, where it has been allocated and how it has been spent. It includes monetary as well as non-monetary contributions.

S106 agreements and other relevant documentations from each planning application (17 in total during the reporting period) can be viewed online on our planning portal (external link).

In 2019/20 a total of £938,304 was received in S106 contributions for a variety of mitigation measures.

Balances as at year end 2019/20

Opening Balance 1st April 2019 - £1,596,994.41
Contributions Received during 2019/20 - £938,304.70
Payments made in 2019/20 - £115,767.33
Closing Balance 31/03/2020 - £2,419,531.78

Invoices Raised in 2019/20

Site Amount Status
Land at Westgate,
£163,219 Paid
Former Vesuvius Site,
Sandy Lane, Worksop
£160,000 Invoiced – not paid as at 31/03/2020 - Surcharges will
be added for late payment.
Gateford Park, Worksop £280,951 Paid
Land at Kenilworth
Nurseries, including
Mounty Vernon Lodge,
London Road, Retford
£322,343 Invoiced – not paid as at 31/03/2020 - Surcharges will
be added for late payment.
Land North East of
Shireoaks Road, Worksop
£11,790.17 Funds returned to balance sheet from Parks and Open
Spaces Team as full funds drawn down and subsequently not required. Will be drawn down annually over the next 2 years.
Total £938,304.70  

Total S106 Agreement funds drawn down in 2019/20

Site Amount Project
Land North East of Shireoaks
Road, Worksop
£15,390.17 Improvement at Rhodesia Pond and surrounding land
Morrisons Store Kilton Road Worksop £39,045.50 HLF Match Funding – Heritage Lottery
Commuted Sums £9331.66 Maintenance of Public Open Spaces – Various site
within the District
Harworth Colliery £40,000.00 Affordable Housing
Tannery Site Retford £12,000.00 Capital Funding – footbridge at Morrisons site
Total £115,767.33  

Breakdown of financial contributions secured through Section 106 Agreements

Type Amount
Public Open Spaces £225,629
Education £2,965,924
Highways £872,189
Primary School £1,679,346
Secondary School £252,056
Transport Services (Bus Services and Travel Plans) £563,661
Library £9,000
Youth Schemes £12,359
Affordable Housing (does not include viability or overage contributions £635,000
Monitoring Fees £42,500

Note: BDC charges a fee of 5% of the total contributions paid, capped at £5000.00, per covenant that requires monitoring in order to recover the costs of the BDC administration of this work.

Financial contributions secured through S106 Agreements 2019/20

Details  Site
£4,637.50 Public Open Space
£8,000.00 Highways Bus Stops
£22,910.00 Education Contribution 
Land South Of Pumping Station Fronting
Bawtry Road Blyth 
£14,840.00 Public Open Space
£80,185.00 Education Contribution 
Land West Of Great North Road Ranskill
£27,550.00 Off Site Open Space
£171,825.00 Education Contribution
Land At Wood End Farm Coach Road Shireoaks
(Modification of 18/00648/RES) 
£17,437.50 Off Site Open Space
£366,560.50 Education Contribution
Land Off Essex Road Bircotes
£7,000.00 Highways Contribution
£91,640.00 Education Contribution
Affordable Housing Contribution
Overage Contribution
Land South Of Portland Road Nether
£6,956.25 Off Site Open Space
£40,968.00 – Education Contribution
£35,506.00 Education Contribution
Land South Of Station Road Beckingham
£178,725.30 Highway Contribution
£751,080.00 Education Contribution –
£3,729,150.00 Viability Reassessment,
Education Contribution and Affordable
Housing Contribution
£5,145.00 Travel Plan and Travel Plan
Management and Review Fee
£12,359.70 Youth Recreation Contribution
Former Firbeck Colliery Doncaster Road
£80,000.00 Affordable Housing Off-site
£13,000.00 Integrated Transport
4 Chapelgate Retford
£19,125.00 Off-site Public Open Space -
£216,550.00 Education Contribution -
Land West Of Longholme Road Retford
£511,340.00 Highway Contribution
£2,314,204.00 Education Contribution
£1,200 per annum – Travel Plan
Management and Review Fee for 5 years
Land South Of Tickhill Road
£13,000.00 Public Transport 19/00348/FUL
21 Bridgegate Retford
£22,632.25 Off-site Public Open Space
£36,000.00 Highways Contribution
£224,697.00 Education Contribution
Land North Of Bracken Lane Retford
£50,000.00 Highway Contribution
£30,300.00 Public Transport and Travel
Plan Contributions
£16,896.00 Travel Plan Management and
Review Fee
Land Off The A57 Worksop Bypass Manton
 £555,000 Affordable Housing Contribution 01/11/00239
Land At Rectors Gate Retford
£62,475.00 On Site Public Open Space
£9,000.00 - Library Contribution
£150,000.00 to enhance local public
transport services
£42,000.00 Bus Stop Enhancement
£469,665.00 Education (Primary School)
£22,880.00 Travel Plan Management and
Land At North Road Retford
£463.75 per dwelling Off Site Open Space 19/01002/OUT
Land At Corner Farm Main Street Hayton
£76,123.74 Highway Contribution 18/00413/OUT
Land At Shireoaks Common Shireoaks
£41,903.00 Offsite Public Open Space
£245,808 Education Contribution – Primary
£21,000.00 Bus Stop Contribution
£1500.00 Travel Plan Review
Land South Of Tylden Road Rhodesia
£27,550.00 Off-Site Public Open Space
£171,825.00 Primary School Education
Wood End Farm Coach Road Shireoaks
(Modified by 18/01070/VPO8)
£693,003.05 Education contribution
£205,434.00 Bus Service
Land At Plumtree Farm Bawtry Road

Non-financial contributions secured through S106 Agreements 2019/20

Details Site
25% Affordable Housing
(3 units)
Land South Of Pumping Station Fronting
Bawtry Road Blyth
25% Affordable Housing
(8 Units)
Land West Of Great North Road Ranskill
Safeguarded Land 18/01070/VPO8
Land At Wood End Farm Coach Road
Affordable Housing Viability Assessment -
submit a New Viability Assessment as part
of the Reserved Matters Application – to
assess the viability of providing affordable
housing as part of the development
Land Off Essex Road Bircotes
Submit a scheme for restoration of the
barn rear of the village hall
Land South Of Portland Road Nether
On Site Public Open Space
Ecological Translocation (Receptor Site
Maintenance & Management Plan
Former Firbeck Colliery Doncaster Road
25% Affordable Housing Scheme
(15 units)
Land West Of Longholme Road Retford
15% Affordable Housing
(122 units)
On-Site Public Open Space Layout Scheme
Facilitate the provision of a bus
Land South Of Tickhill Road
25% Affordable Housing
(18 units)
Land North Of Bracken Lane Retford
25% Affordable Housing
(49 units)
Cycle Connection and Secondary Access
Land At North Road Retford
25% Affordable Housing
(7 units based on 25 dwellings)
Land At Corner Farm Main Street Hayton
2 Affordable Housing Units 18/00337/FUL
Land South Of Tylden Road Rhodesia
11 Affordable Housing Units
Future maintenance of the Safeguarded
Wood End Farm Coach Road Shireoaks

BDC has not borrowed any money and therefore no money has been spent on repaying money borrowed.

Monitoring and review

In accordance with CIL Regulation 121A the Government requires that an Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) is published by the 31 December each year starting from 2020. The Bassetlaw District Council Planning Service has adequate controls in place to periodically monitor the demand, receipt and distribution of monies flowing in and out relative to infrastructure support. Information is gathered, across the service area, to understand the impacts of unplanned developments and future strategically planned developments across the District.

The CIL Regulations provide further information on how Parish / Town Councils should spend and monitor their allocations of CIL. The Regulations state that if Parish / Town Councils have not spent their CIL allocations made to them within five years of receipt, Bassetlaw District Council can ask for the monies to be returned to the strategic pot.

Parish/Town Council Annual Monitoring reports & Community Infrastructure Levy


  1. Monitoring and reporting on CIL and planning obligation
  2. This is the final figure and excludes the neighbourhood proportion (former Regulation 123 List)
  3. As previously agreed on the former Regulation 123 List
  4. The collection and distribution of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is governed by the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended). 
  5. This income could be derived from previous years and is payable upon commencement of development.


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