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Local projects boosted by share of £300,000 Community Infrastructure Levy fund

A number of local projects have been boosted after receiving a share of £300,000.

The money was distributed by Lichfield District Council from he Community Infrastructure Levy which is paid by developers working on schemes across the area.

Cllr Iain Eadie (centre) with representatives from the successful organisations
Cllr Iain Eadie (centre) with representatives from the successful organisations

The successful applicants included Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust who received £35,000 to support efforts to reinstate the canal between London Road and Cricket Lane, and The Westgate Practice which was awarded £120,000 to extend the Greenhill Health Centre.

Staffordshire County Council successfully applied for two projects and will receive £101,000 to provide more secondary school places at King Edward VI School, and £44,000 to make improvements to Chasewater Country Park.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet member for investment, economic growth and tourism, said: “All the projects are very different and will have a big impact on the local community.

“There will be more opportunities to apply for funding and we look forward to supporting even more local infrastructure projects in the future.”

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1 Comment

  1. Philip Allso

    21st June, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    How much money is there in the ‘Community Infrastructure Levy’ ? With all the developments in the District Councils area I would think it must be quite substantial. This £300,000 is only about the price of one of the many hundreds of houses built, and the many more to come. What is the formula that determines this fund and what regulations cover its distribution? Is this the only fund covering the substantial infrastructure needed to supplement the already creaking system? Income and expenditure figures would be enlightened.

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