Agenda and draft minutes

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

Contact: Kathy Wagg 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor F Bone.


Notes of the previous meeting (previously circulated)


The notes of the previous meeting were agreed as a correct record.


Matters arising


There were no matters arising.


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.


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 no urgent business.


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.


There were no Members present under Standing Order 34.


Chair's correspondence (if any)


There was no Chair’s correspondence to report.


CIL Spending Panel Report - Consideration of 'lessons learnt' from the first round of grant applications for CIL funding pdf icon PDF 347 KB


Click here to view a recording of this item on You Tube.


The Chair reported that he had met with officers following the first round of grant applications for CIL funding presented to the first meeting of the Task Group on 22 July 2021 to see whether any improvements to the process could be made.


Following that meeting the report and Appendix 1 had been prepared.


The CIL Officer explained that one of the main confusions that had arisen related to the type of application to be submitted in relation to the local and community projects.  There were many local projects which had been submitted as community projects and had resulted in a delay with allocating funding, as it had to go to the Council’s Management Team for ratification and could not be determined by the Spending Panel.  There had only been one strategic project so there needed to be some clarification in relation to how much they wanted to apply for rather than the amount that the project would cost.


The Chair asked the Task Group whether there was a need for Local and Community applications. 


Councillor Parish explained the rationale behind the Local and Community categories. 


The Task Group debated the idea of combining the Local and Community categories. 

The CIL Project Officer advised that it might be easier to combine local and community projects, which would be less confusing for applicants and to extend what they could apply for up to £50,000 – the criteria being:  education, health, economic development, community facilities, green infrastructure, open space and leisure, community transport and historic.


Councillor De Whalley suggested that Parish Councils should be offered further training.  The Chair advised that the Parishes would receive an update.


The issue of match funding was raised.  The CIL Officer advised that the percentage of match funding would give the project a higher scoring.  In the last round, there was over £1 million of match funding. 


Councillor Blunt outlined a proposed timetable for the next round of funding and was confident that there could be two rounds of funding – one in January and one in July 2022.  There would also be early warning to Parish Councils to help them in the preparation of applications.  A Spending Review Panel would be held in early February, which would help Parishes with their precepts.


The CIL Officer explained that the criteria once agreed could be published and state that the application process would start on 1 January.


Discussion took place on the amount of time that the application period would be open for.  It was agreed that this would be one month.


Councillor de Whalley highlighted what could be done for the unparished areas of King’s Lynn and the options were explained to the Task Group.

The Chair outlined the process which had been agreed:


·        Two months’ notice period when applications for CIL funding could be submitted;

·        One month period for applications to be received;

·        One month for processing the applications; and

·        Decision to be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.


Date of next meeting


End of January 2022 to start to look at the applications.


There would also be a meeting of the Spending Panel Task Group in the first week of March and during the first week of September.