CIL annual report 2021/2022

Community Infrastructure Levy and S106 Agreements

Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement

November 2022



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 2021/22.

District Councils, such as Bassetlaw, are now required to produce an IFS on an annual basis, as required by government legislation.

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.

This Infrastructure Funding Statement 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 in addition to non-financial contributions.

Bassetlaw District Council has been collecting payments for infrastructure through the Community Infrastructure Levy since September 2013 when the Council first adopted the Levy¹.

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. Relative to 2021/2022, the following is noted:

£7,173,837.04 is the total value of CIL issued in demand notices.

£4,694,411.75 is the total value of income collected.

£843,712.86 of income was collected from Bassetlaw’s CIL towards local community projects known as the ‘neighbourhood proportion’ (formerly known as Local Monies).

£3,643,219.59 of the total income collected from Bassetlaw’s CIL receipts will be directed towards Strategic Projects²

Bassetlaw Section 106 Agreements

Relative to 2021/2022, the following is noted:

£1,757,515.80 opening balance has been allocated to specific projects carried forward from previous years.

£503,967.50 has been received in S106 income.

£451,599.81 has been spent on mitigating the impact of localised developments.

£1,809,883.49 remaining as the closing balance at 31/03/2022

In 2022/2023 CIL/S106 expenditure will be focused on the following strategic priorities as established on the Strategic Infrastructure List (formerly known as the Regulation 123 List)³:

  • 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, junction improvements, primary 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 green 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

The limitations on the use of S106 Agreements are set out in Regulation 122 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended).

Other Sources of Funding

The Council, where available, makes 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 bid was made earlier this year to the Governments Levelling-Up Fund. There have been limited opportunities available for bid submissions this financial year and to date there has been no government inward investment to report for 2021/2022.

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
2021/22 4,694,411

2021/22 saw the largest amount of Bassetlaw CIL income to date. Levies came from the following developments:

  • £280,850.00 – 19/01408/RES – Land South of Gateford Road, Worksop
  • £421,408.62 – 19/01477/RES - Land West Of Tiln Lane, Retford
  • £840,666.74 – 20/01558/VOC – Phase 5, 6 and 7 Gateford Park, Worksop
  • £272,698.62 – 19/01137/RES – Former Firbeck Colliery, Doncaster Road, Costhorpe
  • £237,349.29 – 17/00033/RRS – Land at Gateford Park, Worksop

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

Breakdown of CIL income/expenditure in 2021/22


Further Information

Total value of CIL issued in
Demand Notices issued in
2019 / 20

74 Demand Notices issued in 2021 / 22

The total amount of CIL income. 5 £4,694,411.75 6 Does not include invoices issued but not yet paid 6
The total amount of CIL expenditure £253,301.04

This includes the neighbourhood proportion payments made directly to Parish / Town Councils in 2021/22 but excludes the CIL admin monies. Further details in Table 3.

The total amount of CIL
income collected since it
was introduced in
£13,485,790.99 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
Total amount of land given in kind since CIL was introduced £0.00 Nil

CIL Expenditure 2021/22

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

  • Strategic infrastructure projects (formerly known as the 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
£56,885.85 23-25 The Square, Retford Heritage Infrastructure Strategic Monies 
£75,800.00   BDC Capital Monies - Kings Park Splash Equipment Local Monies 
£74,793.46   Funding CIL Officer (0.6 FTE + F/T Agency) CIL Admin Monies


  Drawn Down by Parish/Town Councils Neighbourhood Proportion


CIL Allocated and unspent in 2022/22

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

CIL balance as at 31 March 2022: £9,669,250.27

Details: The drawdown of this CIL income will be dependent upon the Councils strategic priorities as identified in the Strategic Infrastructure List (former Regulation 123 List). For the avoidance of doubt this includes items contained in 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 21 Neighbourhood Development Plans that are adopted. The Planning Service are working with a total of 32 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


24 February 2022


6 May 2021


6 May 2021

Hodsock and Langold

6 May 2021

Rampton & Woodbeck

6 May 2021


6 May 2021

Carlton in Lindrick

21 February 2019

Treswell and Cottam

21 February 2019


5 September 2019

Mattersey & Mattersey Thorpe

5 September 2019

Sutton cum Lound

15 February 2018

Review 4 March 2021

East Markham

26 April 2018

Headon, Upton, Grove and Stokeham

6 September 2018

Clarborough & Welham

2 February 2017

Cuckney, Norton, Holbeck and Welbeck

9 March 17

Review 8 September 2022


7 September 2017


11 February 2016

Review adopted 11 Nov 2021


10 November 2016


17 November 2016


12 November 2015

Harworth & Bircotes

3 December 2015

CIL neighbourhood proportion available arising from the commencement of development in 2021/22

Parish / Town Council

Amount received in

relation to 2021/22

Cumulative amount

available end of 2021/22







Carlton in Lindrick



Holbeck and Welbeck









East Markham / Bevercotes



Gringley on the Hill



Harworth/Bircotes Town Council












Nether Langwith



Normanton on Trent with




North Leverton



North & South Wheatley


















Styrrup and Oldcotes









West Stockwith



Worksop and Retford Monies

Monies collected in non-Parish/Town Council areas

Amount received in relation to 2021/22

Cumulative amount available end of 2021/22







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 infrastructure projects

On 4 September 2018, Bassetlaw published a revised “Regulation 123 List” setting out items of infrastructure that would be funded or part funded 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 strategic infrastructure priorities of the Council, on the whole, remain the same as the previous CIL Regulation 123 Infrastructure List. However, as the Bassetlaw Local Plan has been submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination, and is expected to be adopted in 2023, there is a need to align the specific strategic infrastructure projects with those identified as necessary to support the site allocations in the emerging Local Plan. These are outlined in the associated Infrastructure Delivery Plan which can be viewed on the Councils local plan page. The Infrastructure Delivery Plan will be reviewed periodically as the Local Plan progresses through the statutory process.

The Bassetlaw CIL Charging Schedule is being reviewed alongside the Local Plan, and is expected to be examined independently in 2023. The draft CIL Charging Schedule can be viewed on the Councils local plan page.

Strategic infrastructure projects

Infrastructure Required

Approximate Cost of Improvement £m

Funding already acquired £


A620/A638 roundabout Retford



Not Commenced

A620 Babworth Road / Ordsall Road junction, Retford



Not commenced


A57/Claylands Avenue roundabout, Worksop



Amount requested on draw down form 18/10/19 -


Project Underway

A60/A619 roundabout, Worksop (Darfoulds)


In discussions over design works

Project Underway

A57/A60 Sandy Lane



Not commenced

Secondary school provision in Worksop



£4.5m likely to be drawn down in 2022/2023 to

expand Outwood Academy Portland. Request for CIL drawdown from NCC received.

£2,567,000 S106

monies to deliver Gateford Park Primary School given the NCC intention to have the school operational by Sept 2024

Secondary school provision in Harworth Bircotes



Not Commenced

Gateford Park Development 14/00213/OUT – Primary School



Member DD dated 21.04.2015

Likely to be drawn down in 2022/2023 given the NCC intention to have the school operational by Sept 2024

Gateford Park Development 14/00213/OUT – Public Open Space



Member DD dated 21.04.2015

Levelling Up Fund


Pending Government Decision

Not commenced

Total cost




The total amount of Strategic Infrastructure Project monies (former Regulation 123 List) received in 2021/22 was £3,643,219.59.

Total Amount of CIL Retained at 31 March 2021/22



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




Neighbourhood Proportion available for drawn down (does not include Retford and Worksop or Admin)

Total Amount of CIL Local Monies Spent/Transferred in 2021/22

The total amount of Local monies drawn down in 2021/2022 was £196,415.19. This comprised of £120,615.19 transferred to Parish/Towns Councils as part of the neighbourhood proportion and £75,800.00 for the King Park, Retford Splash equipment.

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 2021/22, 5% receipts total £234,720.59 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 2021/22 a total of £503,967.50 was received in S106 contributions for a variety of mitigation measures.

Balances as at year end 2020/21

  • Opening balance 01/04/21 - £1,597,515.80
  • Contributions received during 2021/22 - £503,967.50
  • Payment made in 2021/22 - £291,599.81
  • Closing balance 31/03/2022 - £1,809,883.49

Invoices raised and income collected in 2021/22 were associated with 10 sites




Land at Rectors Gate Retford


Affordable Housing Contribution - Paid

Land East Of Doncaster Road Costhorpe


Off-site Public Open Space Contribution - Paid

Land To The North Of

Station Road Beckingham


Highways Contribution - Paid

Land Off Station Road Beckingham


Highway Contribution - Paid

Land South Of Gateford Road Worksop


Public Open Space Equipment - Paid

Land South Of Ranskill Churchyard Great North Road



Highways Contribution - Paid

Former Vesuvius Works Sandy Lane



Bus Stop Contribution - Paid

Site Of Former Mansfield Knitwear Retford Road



Highway Contribution - Paid

Ashvale Road Tuxford


On Site Open Space Equipment - Paid

Land At Gateford Park Ashes Park Avenue




Library Contribution – Paid Bus Stop Contribution – Paid



Total S106 Agreement funds drawn down in 2021/22




Draw down of Commuted Sums


Maintenance Projects across BDC

Transfer to NCC – Travel Plan Management Contribution


Travel Plan Management – P.A.17.01462/OUT

Transfer to NCC – Travel Plan Management Contribution


Travel Plan Management –

P.A. 14/00431/OUT

Transfer to NCC – Additional Library Stock at Worksop Library


Worksop Library - Management – P.A.


Match Funding


HLF Townscape Heritage – P.A. 02/11/00288

Match Funding


Middletons Match Funding – P.A. 02/11/00288

Capital Funding


Worksop Creative Village – Phase 2

Affordable Housing Contribution


Development Works on Former North Border School Site

Off Site Open Space Contribution


Friends of Woodlands and Coachwood Green - off-site provision of play equipment or improvements to play facilities

at land known as Shireoaks Marina






Breakdown of financial contributions secured through Section 106 Agreements in 2021/22




Off-site Public Open Space






Ecological Contribution


Public Transport




Travel Plan Management Fee


Affordable Housing (does not include viability or overage contributions)


Monitoring Fees


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 2021/22



£4,637.50 Off Site Public Open Space

£10,500.00 Highway Contribution


Woodlea 55 Bawtry Road Blyth Worksop

£2,307.69 Education Contribution


Land South Of Scrooby Road And North Of Snape Lane Harworth

£9,815.00 Off Site Public Open Space


Former Magistrates Court 30 Potter Street Worksop

£11,000.00 Highways Contribution


Land adj Yew Tree Road Elkesley

Non-Financial contributions secured through signed agreements in 2021/22



Variation of Condition 2,3,10 and Removal of Condition 4 of P.A 16/00877/FUL


Land To The Rear Of 1 To 29 Vicarage Lane, Beckingham

2 Affordable Housing Units (25%)


Woodlea 55 Bawtry Road Blyth, Worksop

Mortgagee Clause – Deed of Modification


Land At Gateford Park Ashes Park Avenue, Worksop

On site Public Open Space


Land South Of Scrooby Road And North of Snape Lane, Harworth

Airport Management Plan – Unilateral Undertaking


Retford Gamston Airport Ollerton Road, Gamston

25% Affordable Housing On site Public Open Space


Land adj Yew Tree Road, Elkesley

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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