Bidding to open on £63,500 fund for Bexhill projects

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Bidding to open on £63,500 fund for Bexhill projects

Local projects that support development in the Bexhill area could benefit from a share of £63,500.

Rother District Council is inviting community groups, infrastructure providers and other interested organisations to bid for money raised through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), when bidding opens on Thursday, August 8.

This is the first year that Rother District Council is inviting bids from infrastructure providers and community groups for CIL, raised from the development of new homes that have been built in Bexhill to help meet the shortfall in bringing significant infrastructure projects forward.

The district council has been collecting contributions under the CIL since its adoption in Rother in April 2016 and is now in a position to open the bidding for infrastructure projects in the Bexhill area.

Bexhill projects which can apply for funding raised from some forms of development can, for example, include provision, upgrading and maintenance of playgrounds, walking and cycling infrastructure, community halls, public realm improvements and other public facilities.

The CIL contributions are split into pots including 'strategic allocation', which can be spent anywhere in the district and money for parish or town council's where development has taken place.

With Bexhill having no town or parish council, the money collected where development has taken place in Bexhill will be to support projects in the area.

Bidding for a share of the funding for qualifying projects opens on Thursday, August 8 and applicants have eight weeks to submit their bids for this round of funding. Further bidding opportunities will be available annually.

For more information about qualifying projects and to apply before October 3, 2019, visit www.rother.gov.uk/bexhillcilbidding

For more information or support contact the CIL Office at Rother District Council on 01424 787254 or email cil@rother.gov.uk

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Published Thursday, August 1, 2019

 

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