Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Assembly Room, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ. View directions

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Reconvened Meeting


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The Chair welcomed those present to the reconvened meeting of the CIL Spending Panel following the adjourned meeting held on 28th February 2022.


Apologies for absence


There was none.


Declarations of interest

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of an interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the Members should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.


These declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting, attending to speak as a local Member on an item or simply observing the meeting.


Declarations of interest were as noted at the meeting on 28th February 2022.


Urgent Business

To consider any business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chairman proposes to accept as urgent under Section 100b(4)(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.


There was none.


Members present pursuant to Standing Order 34

Members wishing to speak pursuant to Standing Order 34 should inform the Chair of their intention to do so and on what items they wish to be heard before a decision on that item is taken.


Councillors Moriarty and Ryves.


Chair's correspondence (if any)


There was none.


CIL Spending Panel Report - Applications and officer recommendations pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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The Chair provided the Panel with a recap of what had been considered at the adjourned meeting and asked the Panel to consider taking a request to Cabinet to transfer some of the CIL funds from the Strategic pot to the Community pot which would allow more Community Projects to be awarded funding.  It was noted that no Strategic projects were being considered in this funding round.  This would allow the Panel to re-look at the schedule of applications and would allow all projects with a score of 16+ to be funded either in part or in full.  The Chair explained the funds that would need to be transferred between the two CIL pots in order to fully fund all of the 16+ projects.


The Chair brought the Panel’s attention to some of the applications that they had considered at the adjourned meeting as he felt that they justified funding.  The first one was the West Norfolk Community Transport Project, which was at a disadvantage as it could not obtain Parish match funding due to being in an unparished area.


He also reminded the Panel that applications submitted by the Borough Council should be considered in the same way as other applications and reminded the Panel of the Governance arrangements that the Panel had to work to and the regard they should have to the scoring criteria.  The CIL Officer provided detail of the scoring criteria and it was also noted that applications had to be scored in the category they were applied for – Community or Strategic.


Councillor de Whalley commented that the funding of smaller projects should not be to the detriment of larger projects.


Councillor Bone commented that applications from King’s Lynn would always be at a disadvantage in relation to the match funding criteria.


Councillor Parish felt that the larger bids from funding for the Borough Council should be refused and CIL funding should be for the benefit of areas that had been affected by development. 


Councillor Moriarty addressed the Panel under Standing Order 34 and raised concern about revisiting decisions which had been made at the adjourned meeting.  The Chair clarified that no decisions had been made at this time and at the adjourned meeting it had been made clear that decisions on application were draft and would need to be revisited depending on how much funding had been allocated across the board.


The Panel discussed specific applications on the schedule and noted that in the future they would also benefit from information on how much CIL had been spent in Parishes to date and that this should also be considered in the scoring criteria.


The Panel considered approving all applications which scored higher than 16 and discussed if they should be 60% or 100% funded and the additional funds they would need to be transferred across from the Strategic pot to do so.  The Panel then discussed the applications which had scored  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.


Date of the next meeting


To be confirmed – April 2022.