New infrastructure projects added to Stratford district's funding list - The Stratford Observer

New infrastructure projects added to Stratford district's funding list

Stratford Editorial 18th Oct, 2023   0

ROUNDABOUTS, solar panels and play equipment are among the new infrastructure projects added to the funding list for Stratford district.

Members of Stratford District Council’s Full Council adopted the Infrastructure Funding Statement 2022/23 at a meeting on Monday (October 16).

The IFS brings together a range of information relating to approved, received, allocated and spent S106 and Community Infrastructure Levy developer contributions for the 2022/23 financial year.

In the financial year 2022/23, £3million was received through S106 agreements and £1.25 million was passed on to parish councils and third parties.

In the same year, £1.8million was received through CIL payments and just over £550,000 was passed on to parish councils.

And following a call for infrastructure projects in June to identify the district’s infrastructure priorities, 57 submissions were received for the infrastructure funding list and 47 met the mandatory criteria and have been added.

Twenty of these projects are existing on the list, and 27 of the projects are new to the list.

Following the adoption of the Infrastructure funding statement, the council will consider the 47 eligible projects against a set of criteria to determine whether they are considered high priority.

New projects added to the list include the installation of solar panels on the Eric Payne Community Centre in Alcester, the Broom to Bidford Health Centre Two Shires Greenway project, a learning and community hub in Henley Street, Stratford, Tredington playground refurbishment and upgrade, Shipston Road roundabout and resurfacing of Stratford Greenway.

SDC economic spokesperson Coun George Cowcher said: “The adoption of the Infrastructure Funding Statement 2022/23 provides the district council with transparency in reporting and decision making relating to S106 and CIL developer contributions on both planning applications and the allocation of receipts.

“It also brings together in one place information on approved, received, allocated and spent developer contributions. However, as a new administration we will also be reviewing the current criteria ready for next year’s allocation.”

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