CIL annual report 2020/2021

Community Infrastructure Levy and S106 Agreements

Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement

November 2021



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 2020/21.

District Councils, such as Bassetlaw, are now required to produce an infrastructure funding statement on an annual basis, as required by 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 infrastructure projects that are a priority for them.

Key Headlines from the Statement

Bassetlaw Community Infrastructure Levy

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

£3,650,733.86 is the total value of CIL issued in demand notices.

£1,830,080.08 is the total value of income collected.

£296,709.19 of income was collected from Bassetlaw’s CIL towards local community projects known as the ‘neighbourhood proportion’ (formerly known as Local Monies).

£1,507,783.94 of the total income collected from Bassetlaw’s CIL receipts will be directed towards Strategic Projects²

Bassetlaw Section 106 Agreements

£2,419,531 monies allocated to specific projects carried forward from previous years.

£219,094 has been received in S106 income.

£881,110.16 has been spent on mitigating the impact of localised developments.

£1,757,515.80 remaining as the closing balance at 31/03/2021.

In 2021/22 it is likely that CIL/S106 expenditure will be focused on the following strategic priorities³:

  • Highway improvement projects
    • Strategic Highways Projects
    • Town Centre Projects
  • Secondary school provision in Worksop
  • Secondary school provision in Harworth & Bircotes
  • Heritage Infrastructure (listed buildings) that are identified as being ‘at risk' where a relinquishment of the CIL contribution minus fees is reimbursed
  • Any identified projects on the Infrastructure Delivery Plan as part of the emerging Local Plan Site Allocations schedule

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 across Bassetlaw to fund a wide range of strategic 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.

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, known as “payment in kind”.

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
  • Non-financial obligations, including requirements such as employment and skills strategies, construction management plans and travel plans.

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.

Other Sources of Funding

The Council is regularly making bid submissions to government and other funding streams to bridge the infrastructure funding gap we have across the district. There has been much success in past years in achieving Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) funding, Local Improvement Scheme Funding and a recent bid was made to the Governments Levelling-Up Fund. There are no successful infrastructure bids to report for 2020/2021.

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 eight (8) financial years


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 
2020/21 1,830,080 5

In 2020/21 the largest amount of Bassetlaw CIL income came from the following developments:

  • £280,850 - 19/01408/RES - Land South of Gateford Road, Worksop
  • £514,939 - 19/00330/RES - Land Off The A57 Worksop Bypass Manton Wood, Worksop
  • £113,652 - 18/01445/RES - Land West Of Tiln Lane, Retford
  • £134,934 - 19/01432/RES - Land off Bawtry Road, Blyth
  • £158,232 - 17/00033/RES - Land at Gateford Park, Worksop

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

Breakdown of CIL income/expenditure in 2020/21


Further Information

Total value of CIL issued in
Demand Notices issued in
2019 / 20
£3,650,734 45 Demand Notices issued in 2020/21
The total amount of CIL expenditure. £1,830,080 6 Does not include invoices issued but not yet paid 6
The total amount of CIL income collected since it was introduced in Bassetlaw £1,152,708 This includes the payments made directly to Parish / Town Councils in 2020/21 but excludes the CIL admin monies. Further details in Table 3
The total amount of CIL
income collected since it
was introduced in the
Bassetlaw area
£8,791,379 CIL was introduced in Sept 2013. No money was collected prior to this date
Total amount of land given in kind during the year. £0.00 Nil

CIL Expenditure 2020/21

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 infrastructure projects by Parish/Town Councils
  • CIL Administrative Work (maximum 5% of total CIL income)

Detailed CIL Expenditure

Amount Infrastructure (former Reg 123 List) Further Information Type of Expenditure
£15,750.00   King Park CCTV Local Monies 
£973,156.00 A57/B6041 Gateford Road roundabout, Worksop B6041 arm only Shireoaks – improvement to roundabout Strategic Monies 
£25,586.95   Funding CIL Officer (0.6 FTE + overtime) CIL Admin Monies


  Drawn Down by Parish/Town Councils Neighbourhood Proportion


CIL Allocated and unspent in 2020/21

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 2021 - £6,026,030.69

The drawdown of this CIL income will be dependent upon the Councils strategic priorities as identified on the former Regulation 123 List and the Infrastructure Delivery Plan associated with the emerging Local Plan.

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 the 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 20 Neighbourhood Development Plans that are adopted. The Planning Service are working with a total of 32 no. neighbourhood forums to progress either new or updated Neighbourhood Development Plans across the District as a whole.

The higher neighbourhood proportion cannot retrospectively be applied to developments granted planning permission prior to the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan.

Adopted Neighbourhood Plans in Bassetlaw

Parish / Town Council

Adopted / Made Date


6 May 2021


6 May 2021

Hodsock and Langold

6 May 2021

Rampton & Woodbeck

6 May 2021


6 May 2021


5 September 2019

Mattersey & 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


7 September 2017

Cuckney, Norton, Holbeck and Welbeck

9 March 2017

Clarborough & Welham

2 February 2017


11 February 2016


17 November 2016


10 November 2016

Harworth & Bircotes

3 December 2015


12 November 2015

CIL neighbourhood proportion available arising from the commencement of development in 2020/21


Parish / Town Council

Amount received in

relation to 2020/21

Cumulative amount

available end of 2020/21

Barnby Moor












Carlton in Lindrick






Dunham on Trent



Holbeck and Welbeck






East Markham



Gringley on the Hill



Harworth/Bircotes Town Council


£0.00 (due to overpayment in 18/19 £7,565.83

miscalculation of neighbourhood proportion in previous years)













Nether Langwith



Normanton on Trent



North & South Wheatley















Sturton le Steeple






Styrrup and Oldcotes












West Stockwith



Worksop and Retford Monies


Monies collected in non-Parish/Town Council areas

Amount received in relation to 2020/21

Cumulative amount available end of 2020/21







Parish and Town Councils have a duty to submit annual monitoring reports if they have drawn down funds in accordance with the CIL Regulations. Failure to submit Annual Monitoring Reports by the December following the end of the financial year, will result in the prevention of funds being available to draw down until appropriate accounting has occurred.

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.

The infrastructure priorities of the Council, on the whole, remain the same as the previous CIL Regulation 123 Infrastructure List, however, there will be changes as a result of the emerging Local Plan based on the quantum of development coming forward as part of the site allocations proposals and their associated impacts. These are outlined in the associated Infrastructure Delivery Plan which can be viewed on the Councils website as part of the suite of documents associated with the evidence base of the Local plan and this will be reviewed periodically as the Local Plan progresses through the statutory process.

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

Infrastructure required Approximate cost of improvement £m Funding already acquired £ Status
A620/A638 roundabout, Retford (North Road/Morrisons/Hallcroft)  3.00


Not Commenced
A57/Claylands Avenue roundabout, Worksop 1.50

Amount requested on drawdown form 18/10/19 -

Project Underway
A60/A619 roundabout, Worksop (Darfoulds) 3.00 In discussions over design works Project Underway

A57/B6041 Gateford Road roundabout, Worksop B6041 arm only


£1.15m Sheffield City Region Funding £973,156.00 drawn down 20/21

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 16.40 *    

* Total figure excludes A57/B6041 amount as this has been completed and paid

The total amount of Strategic (former Regulation 123 List) monies received in 2020/21 was £1,507,784

Total Amount of CIL Retained at 31 March 2020/21

These Strategic Monies exclude the Neighbourhood Proportion and any Admin Monies spent



Further Information
The total amount of CIL receipts received at the end of the reported year


Includes any unused Admin Monies at end of 20/21
Total of CIL income available to Parish / Town Councils as part of their neighbourhood proportion £378,751.23 Neighbourhood Proportion available for drawdown

Total Amount of CIL Committed in 2020/21

Approval for the CIL local monies for Worksop and Retford was not undertaken during 2020/21 due to the Covid pandemic. The neighbourhood proportion expenditure for these localities is under consideration by the Regeneration and Investment Board.

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 2020/21, 5% receipts totalled £91,504.00 and of this proportion Table No 3 details the amount spent during financial year.

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 2020/21 a total of £219,094.18 was received in S106 contributions for a variety of mitigation measures.

Balances as at year end 2020/21

  • Opening balance 01/04/20 - £2,419,531.78
  • Contributions received during 2020/21 - £219,094.18
  • Payment made in 2020/21 - £881,110.16
  • Closing balance 31/03/2021 - £1,757,515.80

Invoices raised and income collected in 2020/21 were associated with 3 sites

Site Amount Status
Land at Rectors, Gate Retford £475,000.00 Affordable Housing Contribution - Paid
Land at Wood End Farm, Coach Road, Shireoaks £27,980.17 Off-site Public Open Space Contribution - Paid

Kenilworth Nurseries in Mount Vernon Lodge, London Road, Retford

£38,457.60 Off-site Public Open Space Contribution - Paid
Total £541,437,77  

Total S106 Agreement funds drawn down in 2020/21

Site Amount Project
Morrisons Store, Kilton Road, Worksop £721,000.00 HLF Match Funding – Heritage Lottery
Commuted Sums £26,331.66 Maintenance of Public Open Spaces – Various sites within the District
Harworth Colliery £114,500.00 Education Contribution – NCC Draw Down
Bridon Ropes Site, Retford £19,278.50 Worksop Creative Village Phase 2
Total £881,110.16  

Breakdown of financial contributions secured through Section 106 Agreements

Type Amount
Off-site Public Open Spaces £136,113
Education £1,131,873
Highways £451,500
Ecological Contribution £40,692
Public Transport £8,400
Library £8,701
Travel Plan Management Fee £7,500
Affordable Housing (does not include viability or overage contributions £450,000
Monitoring Fees £32,768

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. The monitoring fees collected contribute towards the employee resource to monitor the S106 financial contributions.

Financial contributions secured through S106 Agreements 2020/21



£15,767.50 Off Site Public Open Space

£95,549.00 Education Contribution


Land Between Walkeringham Road and Vicarage Lane, Beckingham

£10,192.50 Off Site Public Open Space

£12,200.00 Highways Contribution

£104,556.00 Education Contribution


Land South of Woodend Farm East of Shireoaks Common, Shireoaks

£112,500.00 Affordable Housing


Woodlea, 55 Bawtry Road, Blyth

£47,944.25 Off Site Public Open Space

£4,473.00 Library Contribution

£100,000.00 Highways Contribution

£40,692.00 Ecological Contribution

£7,500.00 Travel Plan Management Contribution


Land West of Queen Elizabeth Crescent, Rhodesia

£9,275.00 Off Site Public Open Space

£6,100.00 Highways Contribution


Land South of Ranskill Churchyard, Great North Road, Ranskill

£337,500.00 Affordable Housing Contribution


Gate Cottage and Land to South of Lound Low Road, Sutton cum Lound

£35,952.60 Off Site Public Open Space

£250,000.00 Highways Contribution

£314,008.00 Education Contribution


Land rear of Kenilworth Nurseries, London Road, Retford

£3,022.00 Off Site Public Open Space

£15,000.00 Highways Contribution

£102,960.00 Education Contribution


Land at Common Lane, Harworth

£12,200.00 Highways Contribution


Site at Former Mansfield Knitwear, Retford Road, Worksop

£13,950.00 Off Site Public Open Space

£4,228.00 Library Contribution

£156,000.00 Highways Contribution

£8,400.00 Public Transport Contribution

£514,800.00 Education Contribution


Land off Essex Road, Bircotes

Non-financial contributions secured through S106 Agreements 2020/21




35% Affordable Housing Units (12 no. Affordable Housing Units)


Land between Walkeringham Road and Vicarage Lane, Beckingham

4 no. Affordable Housing Units


Land South Of Woodend Farm, East Of Shireoaks Common, West Of A57 Shireoaks

35% Affordable Housing Units (9 no. Affordable Housing Units)


Land Adjacent To Manor Farm, Land At Brecks Lane, Mattersey

15% Affordable Housing Units (19 no. Affordable Housing Units) On Site Public Open Space Land


Land West Of Queen Elizabeth Crescent, Rhodesia

4 no. Affordable Housing Units


Land South Of Ranskill Churchyard, Great North Road, Ranskill

8 no/ Affordable Housing Units


(Deed of Modification)


Gate Cottage And Land To South Lound Low Road, Sutton Cum Lound

25% Affordable Housing Scheme (27 no. Affordable Housing Units) On Site Public Open Space Land


Land To The Rear Of Kenilworth Nurseries, London Road, Retford

4 no. Affordable Housing Units


Land At Playing Field And Former Allotments, Creswell Road, Cuckney

4 no. Affordable Housing Units


Land At Common Lane, Harworth

100% Affordable Housing

(54 no. Affordable Housing Units) Landscape Ecology Enhancement


Site Of Former Mansfield Knitwear, Retford Road, Worksop

Affordable Housing Overage Contribution – to determine if a payment(s) are due towards provision of affordable housing in the vicinity of the site, upon viability review.


Land Off Essex Road, Bircotes

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. 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.


  1. Monitoring and reporting on CIL and planning obligation (external link)
  2. This is the final figure and excludes the neighbourhood proportion (former Regulation 123 List)
  3. As agreed on the former Regulation 123 List and as part of the Local Plan IDP
  4. The collection and distribution of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is governed by the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended). 
  5. In order to keep the economy afloat the Government introduced legislation to defer CIL payment (external link) during the Covid pandemic subject to relevant criteria, and this is the likelihood for the dip in CIL income in 2020/21.
  6. This income could be derived from previous years and is payable upon commencement of development.

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