Agenda and draft minutes

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No. Item


Apologies for absence


Councillor M De Whalley


Notes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 295 KB


The notes of the previous meeting held on 21 September 2021 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 to report.


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 pursuant to Standing Order 34.


Chair's correspondence (if any)


There was no Chair’s correspondence to report.


De-allocation of Funding FY20/21 - Agreements not returned


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The CIL Monitoring Officer informed the Task Group that all agreements had been received.  She explained that any funding was not allocated until the formal agreements had been signed and returned.  This was current practice for all authorities and had been agreed by the Council’s Legal Team.


Review of the online application process


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The CIL Monitoring Officer advised the Task Group that following concerns raised by the Task Group previously, the on-line application process had been simplified.


The Task Group reported that they had received a positive response about the on-line application process.


The meeting adjourned at 11.09 am due to a technical issue with the sound quality and reconvened at 11.20 am.


Discussion took place on whether the website gave examples of the sort of projects / organisations that could apply for CIL funding.  It was agreed that after this round of funding, some examples of the types of projects that could be applied for be added to the webpage.


The issue of match funding was discussed and whether Councillors could put their Councillor Community Grant towards it.  It was advised that they could not but match funding was not a requirement.


ACTION:        That some examples of the type of projects that could apply for CIL funding be added to the webpage, following this round of funding applications.




Draft Funding Update / application scoring process pdf icon PDF 424 KB

Please note that no decisions will be made at this meeting, for information only. Decisions will not be made until after the closing date to ensure fairness and transparency of the process.




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The CIL Monitoring Officer provided the Task Group with an update on the applications received to date.  It was noted that no decisions on the applications for funding would be made at this meeting.  It was noted that so far, no strategic applications had been submitted.


The Task Group discussed whether the amount of funding available for strategic projects should be amended.  It was advised that, as this was a Cabinet Task Group, any recommendation from the Task Group would need to be considered by Cabinet.  It was agreed that this be added to the agenda for the next meeting.


Councillor Nockolds advised the Task Group that the Norfolk Community Foundation operated the Council’s financial assistance scheme, and asked if they were aware of the fact that there was an opportunity to apply for CIL Funding.


The CIL Monitoring Officer explained that CIL was widely publicised, but they could be added to the email list and reviewed after this round of funding.


Agree timetable of process milestones - Spending Panel decisions / Cabinet Report / Funding allocation within current timetable set by the Panel

Start Date


Closing Date


Decisions Made


Funds Allocated


01 January 2022


01 February 2022


February/Early March 2022


Mid/End March


01 July 2022

01 August 2022

August/Early September

Mid/End September 2022




The timetable as printed in the agenda was noted and agreed.


Date of next meeting

To be advised.


It was agreed that the next meeting would be held on 14 February 2022 at 11.00 am in the Assembly Room, Town Hall.