Agenda item

Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury Community Infrastructure Levy Joint Committee

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy seeking approval from Council for the establishment of a Joint Committee to facilitate governance of the allocation of infrastructure funding from Community Infrastructure Levy receipts received by Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury.


64.1    Councillor Cook proposed and Councillor S. Chambers seconded the motion to approve the report and proposals contained therewithin.  It was explained that it provided strategic support to Gloucester’s housing and environmental aims.


64.2    Councillor A. Chambers queried, during debate, whether the Community Infrastructure Levy would benefit those in the area he represented. It was further explained that the proposal was for the convening of a strategic partnership between neighbouring councils rather than for the purpose of allocating funds and that it was to benefit the City broadly.


64.3    Councillor Pullen spoke in support of the proposal to convene a committee of partners and that it, in his view, would seek to see the benefits of such a partnership so that Gloucester would gain benefit from such a partnership. Members also clarified that monies received were ring fenced according to their attributed purpose.




          (1) it be agreed that the establishment of a Community Infrastructure Levy Joint Committee under s101(5) and s102 Local Government Act 1972 and under Part 1A Chapter 2 Section 9EB of the Local Government Act 2000 and pursuant to the Local Authorities (Arrangement for the Discharge of Functions) (England) Regulations 2012;


(2) it be agreed that the Community Infrastructure Levy Joint Committee Terms of Reference (Appendix 1);


(3) it be agreed that the pooling of strategic infrastructure Community Infrastructure Levy monies by the three partner Councils of Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury with governance as set out in the Community Infrastructure Levy Joint Committee Terms of Reference;


(4) engagement with wider infrastructure providers outside the local authorities be entered into to identify any wider infrastructure priorities to be considered by the Community Infrastructure Levy Joint Committee.

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