Presentation on theme: "Sharing Knowledge on Local GI delivery Ely, 13 th July 2010 Funding for Green Infrastructure – Maximising GI Funding Opportunities Rob Shipway."— Presentation transcript:
Sharing Knowledge on Local GI delivery Ely, 13 th July 2010 Funding for Green Infrastructure – Maximising GI Funding Opportunities Rob Shipway
This presentation will cover CIL (and its possible replacement) What CIL offers to GI funding Common failings in funding approaches Steps to maximising funding opportunities
CIL – where we are? Regulations introduced 6 April 2010 Parallel changes with Planning Obligations Coalition Government considering replacing CIL Whatever happens, funding issues unlikely to change
Comparisons between CIL and its possible replacement CIL Mandatory Applies to all developments, with exceptions Collected by lower tier authorities Established through Local Development Framework Charging authorities responsible for directing revenue to infrastructure projects Planning obligations scaled back Local Infrastructure Tariff? Mandatory? Applies to all developments, with exceptions? Collected by lower tier authorities? Established through Local Plan? ‘ A proportion of the money raised to be passed to local communities’? ‘Planning obligations restored to their original functions’?
Note some issues with a potential local infrastructure tariff... Possible mandatory duty for infrastructure providers to make information available for infrastructure planners Upper tier authorities to co-operate on plans to secure funding on sub regional infrastructure Upper tier authorities to prepare Infrastructure Plans
What does CIL/any replacement offer for infrastructure planning? Putting infrastructure funding on a formal footing Requires infrastructure providers to adopt a disciplined approach Potential for income streams (forward funding?) Can provide match funding for other initiatives A better approach to delivering ‘bigger items of kit’ (sub regional infrastructure) Revenue secured not directly related to specific infrastructure – offers flexibility
But note... Unlikely to address historic infrastructure deficit Revenues highly unlikely to match need Competition from other infrastructure providers (esp. ‘big hitters’)
Common failings in infrastructure planning Good ideas not matched by understanding of how they can be delivered Lack of consideration of context – links to other programmes, consideration of viability etc Approaches can lack vision, governance arrangements, validation etc Lack of realism – large & unrealistic shopping or wish lists
Approach required for maximising infrastructure funding Get partners signed up and committed Establish responsibilities – who is to do what? Identify champion/ringmaster Put delivery structures in place Prepare evidence to underpin project bid – use available information Consider relationship between CIL and other funding programmes Overarching GI strategy should bring the above together and set context for bid
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