Agenda and draft minutes

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No. Item


Apologies for absence


There were no apologies for absence.



Notes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 2 MB


The minutes of the previous meeting held on 30 October 2023 were agreed as a correct record.



Matters arising


There were no matters arising.



Declarations of interest pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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.


There were no declarations of interest.



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.


Councillor Kemp was present under Standing Order 34.



Chair's correspondence (if any)


The Chair advised that he had receive correspondence but would relate to item when the agenda item was discussed.




CIL Spending Panel Report - Applications and officer recommendations pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Additional documents:


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The Panel received a presentation from the CIL Officer, a copy is attached to the minutes.


The Panel’s attention was drawn to the following sections of the presentation:


·         CIL Funded Projects – Progress.

·         Funding allocated to 64 parish areas in the Borough.

·         Applications received funding over £100,000.

·         Amount of CIL allocated and spend as at 2 March 2024.

·         CIL Infrastructure Funding List – Financial Year 2024.

·         CIL Governance Policy – 2024 Decision Making.

·         Review and Allocation of the financial year applications

(1 January to 1 February 2024).


Councillor Blunt commented that there was an even share of funding in the major towns of Hunstanton, King’s Lynn, Downham Market and the spread of north and south areas of the Borough.


Councillor de Whalley stated that there were clearly notable  gaps and that it would be good to encourage those that had not applied to make an application.


Councillor Blunt asked if there was a common factor in the areas which had not made an application.  In response, the CIL Officer explained that there was no commonality.  Members were advised that some of the smaller areas had applied and gave an example of Nordelph.  The CIL officers advised that 64 of the 100 parishes/parished areas in the had received CIL funding.


The Chair added that applications should follow ‘development’ and referred to the rules and that this issue needed to be addressed when making allocations.


In response to questions from Councillor de Whalley on the figures being presented to the Panel, the CIL Officer explained that the figures were “live” as at 2 March 2024 setting out the spend and allocation to date.


Following a comment from the Chair, the CIL Officer highlighted the changes to the figures being presented to the Panel.


The Chair asked for clarification that there was enough funding available for all the applications received.  In response, the CIL Officer explained that £940,000 as set out in the presentation was available if the Panel was minded to approve all the applications.


FY22 2/09:  Castle Acre – Visitor Car Park

(Reason for withdrawal – Allocated 19/08/22, 1 year commencement period expired.  Planning Application Refused)


The CIL Officer explained that in line with the CIL governance framework officers require confirmation by the Panel that the project can be withdrawn because planning permission had been refused.  The Panel was informed that Castle Acre was working with Planning and the Conservation Team to reach a resolution prior to a new planning application being submitted.


AGREED:  The Panel agreed that the application be withdrawn.


The Panel considered the applications received and determined the applications as follows:


29:  King’s Lynn – West Lynn Riverbank Footpath Surfacing


There were four members of the public present for this item.


The CIL Officer outlined the reasons why this item was considered first under this Agenda item.


The CIL Officer explained that due to the amount of funding requested there was a concern that public funds  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.


Date of next meeting


To be scheduled as set out above.