East Sussex County Council Infrastructure Funding Statement 2022
Date: December 2022
This document provides details on development contributions, section 106 planning obligations (S106) and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
This is East Sussex County Council’s third Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS). A new requirement was introduced from the 2019/20 financial year for local authorities to produce an annual IFS, which provides details on development contributions; section 106 planning obligations (S106) and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), receipts and expenditure. The aim of an IFS is to improve transparency, increase accountability and promote infrastructure delivery.
This IFS provides information which complies with the reporting requirements set out in The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2019, Schedule 2, Paragraph 3. This requires an authority to publish a S106 report for the previous financial year on the amounts which an authority has received, allocated, and spent.
The matters required to be included in the S106 report are listed below and in brackets where they are located in the report.
(a) the total amount of money to be provided under any planning obligations which were entered into during the reported year (Overall S106 figures see Table 1)
(b) the total amount of money under any planning obligations which was received during the reported year (Overall S106 figures see Table 2)
(c) the total amount of money under any planning obligations which was received before the reported year which has not been allocated by the authority (Overall S106 figures see Table 4)
(d) summary details of any non-monetary contributions to be provided under planning obligations which were entered into during the reported year - None
(e) the total amount of money (received under any planning obligations) which was allocated but not spent during the reported year for funding infrastructure (Overall S106 figures see Table 4)
(f) the total amount of money (received under any planning obligations) which was spent by the authority (including transferring it to another person to spend) (Overall S106 figures see Table 3)
(g) in relation to money (received under planning obligations) which was allocated by the authority but not spent during the reported year, summary details of the items of infrastructure on which the money has been allocated, and the amount of money allocated to each item:
- Transport see Table 8, Table 9, and Table 10
- Education see Table 13
- Libraries see Table 15
- Rights of Way see Table 17
- Household Waste Recycling Sites see Table 18
- Environment see Table 19 and Table 20
(h) in relation to money (received under planning obligations) which was spent by the authority during the reported year (including transferring it to another person to spend), summary details of:
i) the items of infrastructure on which that money (received under planning obligations) was spent, and the amount spent on each item:
- Transport see Table 6 and Table 7
- Education see Table 12
- Libraries see Table 14
- Rights of Way see Table 16
ii) the amount of money (received under planning obligations) spent on repaying money borrowed, including any interest, with details of the items of infrastructure which that money was used to provide (wholly or in part) - None
iii) the amount of money (received under planning obligations) spent in respect of monitoring (including reporting under regulation 121A) in relation to the delivery of planning obligations - None
(i) the total amount of money (received under any planning obligations) during any year which was retained at the end of the reported year, and where any of the retained money has been allocated for the purposes of longer term maintenance (“commuted sums”), also identify separately the total amount of commuted sums held. (Overall S106 figures see Table 4 and Transport see Table 11)
2.1 Development contributions – S106 and CIL
Development contributions are payments made by developers to help fund the provision of infrastructure which supports developments. There are two main mechanisms which are used to collect contributions, S106 and CIL.
S106 involves the use of legal agreements which secure contributions as part of a planning permission. They are used to make a development proposal acceptable in planning terms and are focused on mitigating the impact of that specific development.
CIL is a standard charge on development which can be levied by charging authorities on new development in their area. It is used to help deliver infrastructure which support development across their area. CIL only applies where a charging authority has an approved charging schedule which sets out its CIL rates. In most cases it replaces contributions which were previously collected through S106.
The County Council is not a charging authority. In East Sussex the charging authorities are the districts, boroughs and the South Downs National Park Authority. Currently all authorities other than Hastings Borough Council have an adopted CIL charging schedule in place.
2.2 S106 process
Most S106 contributions are secured through planning applications which are determined by other authorities. The County Council only deals with planning applications in East Sussex, outside of the South Downs National Park, for waste, minerals and our own development (such as schools or roads).
In some areas (Rother, Eastbourne, Hastings) S106 contributions are paid directly to the County Council by the developer. In Wealden and Lewes contributions are mostly paid to the districts and the national park authority who then hold the contribution on our behalf until we request the transfer of the contribution to a specific project.
For new developments being granted planning permission CIL has mostly replaced S106 contributions sought however there are still contributions from historical S106 agreements which are to be collected once the payment point has been reached and spent. Most contributions have 10 years to be spent after receipt.
2.3 Infrastructure planning and overall funding
Infrastructure which is required to support development is identified through the development of Local Plans and when individual developments are considered through the planning process.
Local Plans, which set the levels and location of future development, are produced by districts, boroughs and the South Downs National Park Authority. During the production of Local Plans, the County Council works with planning authorities to identify infrastructure requirements, these are included in Infrastructure Delivery Plans which authorities produce to outline the essential infrastructure required to support Local Plans. These Plans inform the County Council’s capital strategies and our funding prioritises.
The County Council is also consulted when individual developments apply for planning permission and provides advice on the site-specific infrastructure requirements. These generally relate to transport measures as other service area contributions are now covered under CIL payments in most areas of the County.
Development contributions help to fund infrastructure requirements, but the levels of investment required cannot be funded solely from these contributions. Particularly large-scale transport and education projects require additional external funding. The County Council works extensively to secure further funding from a variety of sources to enable projects to be delivered. The current levels of growth proposed across the county will require additional infrastructure which will require substantial levels of funding beyond what can be funded by the County Council, therefore funding from all available sources will be essential. Development contributions can act to facilitate leverage of additional external funding crucial to meet the County’s infrastructure requirements. Development contributions will therefore play an important part in achieving necessary funding, either through S106 contributions but increasingly through CIL allocations.
In this report the amount of contributions and projects within each district and borough reflects the level of development, completions, infrastructure requirements and delivery within that area. There will be some fluctuation in these levels in future statements as this statement reports only on activity in the financial year 2021/22 and provides a snapshot of the situation at 31 March 2022.
2.4 Capital Strategy and Programme
Development contributions are applied wherever possible to capital strategy and programme priorities. The capital programme supports delivery of the County Council’s priority outcomes:
- Driving sustainable economic growth
- Keeping vulnerable people safe
- Helping people help themselves
- Making best use of resources now and in the future
The Capital Strategy focuses on the delivery of basic need for the County Council to continue to deliver our services as efficiently as possible. Basic Need for the purposes of the Capital Strategy is:
- Place: ensuring we can deliver services by planning for future need;
- Asset Condition: maintaining assets to an agreed level;
- ICT Strategy: ensuring that our ICT is fit for purpose for delivering modern council services in a digital era and protecting data; and
- Climate Change: supporting the Council’s aim of reaching carbon neutrality from our activities as soon as possible and in any event by 2050 in an appropriate and cost-efficient way.
Development contributions will be used in the first instance to support basic need projects in the capital programme, however it is recognised that there are some contributions that can only be used on projects outside of these purposes. There will also be contributions where it will be appropriate to be spent through revenue budgets, such as for bus services, and also to be delivered by third parties.
The Covid pandemic continued to have an impact on the delivery of projects which were scheduled to be implemented in the financial year 2021/22. Since March 2021 the situation had improved, enabling projects whose timescales had to be extended to be delivered, although the timing of consultations, advertisement of statutory orders (such as Traffic Regulation Orders) and construction continued to be affected by the pandemic. This is reflected by the 2021/22 IFS figures in this report.
3. Scope and content
This IFS is focused on S106 reporting. The County Council is not a CIL charging authority therefore other authorities will be reporting on the amounts of CIL collected across the county and how this has been allocated and spent. This IFS will provide information on the amounts of CIL that have been allocated so far by charging authorities to the County Council.
S106 reporting in line with the CIL regulations and guidance focuses on the S106 contributions which we have received and retain. To provide a comprehensive picture of the amount of contributions available the report also provides an indication of money retained by other authorities on our behalf to be spent on County Council infrastructure.
Further details on amounts retained by other authorities including S106 and CIL can be obtained from their IFSs:
- Eastbourne Borough Council IFS
- Hastings Borough Council IFS
- Lewes District Council IFS
- Rother District Council IFS
- South Downs National Park Authority IFS
- Wealden District Council IFS
This IFS provides data on S106 monies secured to cover the cost of progressing Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs). It does not include information on Travel Plan Audit contributions, monitoring of this area is being improved so it can be considered for inclusion in future reports. The detail of highway works secured through S278 agreements (for example, new accesses, footways, bus stops, crossing facilities, and so on) are also not included but will be considered for inclusion in future reports.
For the financial year 2021/22 (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022):
- Contributions for County Council infrastructure in new S106 agreements signed, both applications we and other authorities determine. (See Table 1)
- Contributions which have been received either directly from a developer or transferred from another authority. (See Table 2)
- Contributions spent within the year and what infrastructure they have been spent on.(See Table 3, Table 6, Table 7, Table 12, Table 14 and Table 16)
For all contributions retained at 31 March 2022
- Total amount retained. (See Table 4)
- Amount which is not allocated to a specific project. (See Table 4)
- Amount which is allocated and the infrastructure projects they are allocated to. (See Table 4, Table 8, Table 9, Table 10, Table 11, Table 13, Table 15, Table 17, Table 18 and Table 19, Table 20)
The report is divided into three main sections:
- Overall S106 figures: total money in new agreements, received, spent and retained
- Service area S106 information: details of projects money has been spent on or is allocated to and examples of recent projects completed using contributions
- CIL allocations: amounts charging authorities have so far allocated to the County Council
4. Overall S106 figures
4.1 Amount of money in S106 agreements signed in 2021/22
The totals in Table 1 include contributions for County Council infrastructure in S106 agreements signed relating to planning permissions for developments determined by other authorities.
Some of the contributions in the agreements are based on a formula therefore an estimate of the contribution has been made based on the most current information, this is in line with the CIL Regulations (paragraph 5c).
Though the contributions have been secured in agreements, the payment is conditional on developments being implemented therefore there is no guarantee that contributions will be received.
4.2 Money received in 2021/22
The total amount of money received by the County Council in 2021/22, including money paid directly from a developer and money transferred from another authority who were holding the contribution on behalf of the County Council is provided in Table 2.
4.3 Total money spent 2021/22
Table 3 provides the total amount of money spent by the County Council in 2021/22 including transfers to other organisations for them to spend on projects which meet the requirements of the S106 agreement. Table 3 also includes a breakdown by district and borough of where the infrastructure has been spent and also the service area.
Details of the specific projects the funds have been spent on are within the section on individual service areas.
4.4 Total amount of money retained at 31 March 2022
Table 4 shows the total of money retained by the County Council at 31 March 2022, after considering the money received and money spent during 2021/22. It shows the amount of retained money that is allocated to a specific project and the amount that is unallocated.
Table 4 also includes the amount retained for Traffic Regulation Orders (that is, monies secured to cover the cost to the County Council of progressing the TROs) and the amount for long term maintenance (commuted sums) of highway works undertaken by third parties, generally through S278 or S38 agreements. More details on these are included in the transport section.
* For applications determined by the County Council.
Details of the specific projects the funds have been allocated to are provided within the individual service area sections.
The contributions which remain available to be allocated towards future projects will need to meet the specified requirements within the S106 agreement relating to each site. Though not allocated yet to a specific project the funds do relate to a particular service area as outlined below.
* Some contributions may be able to be spent on passenger transport projects
** For applications determined by the County Council
4.5 Monies retained by other authorities
Further contributions have been collected from developers and retained by authorities on our behalf. Principally Wealden District Council holds approximately £10 million and Lewes District Council approximately £900,000.
The majority of money retained by Wealden District Council is for education provision and transport projects further details on this is provided in the individual service area sections. The majority of money retained by Lewes District Council is for transport projects, further details are outlined in the transport section.
The current East Sussex Local Transport Plan (LTP) Strategy was adopted in May 2011 and looks forward 15 years to 2026. The Strategy is supported by a series of five-year implementation plans which set out the intentions for transport investment for this period of time. The second Implementation Plan covers the period 2016/17 to 2020/21 and sets out the intentions for transport investment for this period of time.
The LTP seeks to invest in infrastructure which delivers sustainable economic growth. This will be achieved by helping to address congestion, improving safety for all road users, and promoting sustainable travel on foot, by bike, and by public transport. How far we are able to deliver the strategy over its life will be influenced by the levels of funding that will be available over the duration of the plan. A review of our Local Transport Plan commenced in 2022.
Our plans for the development and delivery of transport measures are set out each year in our capital programme of local transport improvements and is reflective of the level of funding we have available in that given year. The programme is approved in March each year by the Lead Member for Transport and Environment.
Transport measures are funded through various sources including central government funding, Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) funding, County Council capital and revenue expenditure and development contributions. Development contributions are necessary to supplement and support other major funding streams and bids for external funding particularly where a local contribution is often required.
Development contributions are used to fund measures at a variety of levels from small site-specific projects, such as a bus stop upgrade or a pedestrian crossing, to helping to fund major transport measures, such as road junction improvements and town centre schemes. All measures mitigate the impact on the transport network from the increased travel demand generated by development including the cumulative impacts from all development in an area.
5.2 Local transport schemes – walking, cycling and other local transport improvements
In order to deliver large scale projects, it is often necessary for funding to be combined either from a variety of sources or from various developments. Therefore, it can take some time for the required funding to be achieved. This can delay the development of projects and the spending of individual contributions.
The spending of contributions on transport schemes can be further affected by implementation procedures including the requirement to consult key stakeholders. To ensure schemes are delivered to the correct standards, schemes go through a process of feasibility design, option development and testing, consultation and final design before construction.
Key projects which development contributions have helped to fund in the past few years include major town centre improvements in Hailsham and Uckfield as well as new cycle routes including Horsey cycleway in Eastbourne between Sovereign Harbour and the town centre.
5.3 Passenger transport
Funding for passenger transport improvements is through County Council capital and revenue expenditure, Government and regional funding for specific projects, and development contributions. Capital development contributions are being used to improve bus stop facilities, by ensuring they are designed to comply with accessibility requirements, and to help fund the roll out of real time passenger information across the county. Revenue contributions are also used to subsidise bus services in areas where development requires sustainable transport solutions but before services have become viable.
5.4 Transport measures and initiatives delivered by developers
As part of a development, other infrastructure or initiatives can be provided by the developer. Under S278 agreements, the developer can provide off-site highway infrastructure within the direct vicinity of the site including new junctions or changes to existing to provide access to the site, as well as improvements locally to footways, cycle routes, crossings and bus stops.
In addition, Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) contributions can be secured to enable changes to parking restrictions and speed limits within the vicinity of the site to be advertised and implemented. Also as part of larger developments, travel plans are developed by the developer to encourage greater levels of walking, cycling and public transport by new residents or employees; contributions are secured to monitor and audit the impact of these travel plans and implement any ancillary measures necessary to ensure the travel plan is being effective.
Data on TROs is provided below. The monitoring on Travel Plan Audit and full information on S278 agreements is also to be considered for inclusion in future reports.
5.6 Projects money retained at 31 March 2022 are allocated to
Transport Schemes – walking, cycling and other local transport improvements (8)
Passenger transport (8)
Traffic Regulation Orders
Commuted sums are financial contributions made by third parties to Highway Authorities as compensation for taking on the long-term future maintenance responsibility for newly created highways or highway improvements. They can be retained for many years as they are based on the life of the asset which can be 16, 30, 60 or 120 years. The commuted sums are generally secured through S278 and S38 agreements.
5.7 Monies retained by other authorities
In addition to the contributions above Wealden and Lewes District Councils hold significant monies on our behalf for transport projects.
Approximately £5m is retained by Wealden District Council. This will be spent, by the County Council, in line with the relevant S106 agreements, including on the following projects:
- Hailsham movement and access improvements
- A22 Junction improvements
- Crowborough bus stop and pedestrian crossing improvements
- Polegate High Street pedestrian improvements
- Uckfield Phase 4 movement and access improvements
- Wadhurst High Street pedestrian and traffic management scheme
- Bus services between Hailsham and Eastbourne
- Bus services in Polegate and Westham
- Movement and Access Strategy for Hailsham and Hellingly (MASHH2)
- Real time passenger information in Heathfield
- Walking and cycling improvements in Stone Cross area
Approximately £500,000 is retained by Lewes District Council. This will be spent, by the County Council, in line with the relevant S106 agreements, including on the following projects:
- A259 measures between Brighton and Newhaven
- Newhaven Ring Road junction improvements
- Lewes cycling network improvements
- Walking and cycling improvements in Seaford
- School transport in Wivelsfield and Newick
- Bus Stop Improvements in Wivelsfield
- Walking improvements in Chailey
- Real Time Passenger Information in Seaford
- Real Time Passenger Information in Ringmer
5.8 Examples of recent spending
Newhaven Ring Road improvements
Newhaven Ring Road
The Ring Road scheme comprised an extensive programme of improvements to the South Way section. This included:
- traffic signal and pedestrian crossing improvements to all the crossing points along South Way
- Resurfacing of the road from the swing bridge to the junction of Church Hill,
- waterproofing of the subway that covers Chapel Street
- improvements to the street lighting
The development contributions were used to fund the traffic signal and pedestrian crossing improvements element of the overall project.
The project was completed in July 2021
Total cost: £1.04 million
S106 contribution: £67,640
Additional Funding Sources
£300,000 - CIL
£672,000 - ESCC
Polegate Rail Station cycle parking
The contribution will be used to deliver a number of improvements to cycle parking at Polegate station including:
- Installation of a cycle repair stand somewhere near the cycle facilities.
- Deep clean of the cycle rack closer to the station building.
- LED lighting to the CCTV rack furthest from the station building (the other cycle rack already has lighting).
- Installation of CCTV to both cycle racks.
The project was delivered by Govia Thameslink Railway
The project was completed in March 2022
Total cost: £10,757
S106 contribution: £10,757
Real time passenger information signs in Hastings
Bohemia Road, Hastings
New Real Time Passenger information Sign at the top of Bohemia Road, Hastings.
The project was completed in October 2021.
Total cost: £10,357
S106 contribution: £10,357
Real time passenger information signs in Rother
New Lydd Road, Camber
Two new Real Time Passenger Information signs on New Lydd Road, Camber. One is a TFT sign and the other is an e-ink display
The project was completed in June 2021
Total cost: £19,845
S106 contribution: £19,845
The County Council has a statutory duty to ensure that there are sufficient primary, secondary, and special school places in the right locations to meet demand. The County Council is responsible for promoting a good supply of strong schools through planning, organising and commissioning places in a way that raises attainment, increases diversity, encourages collaboration between schools and promotes community cohesion. The need for school places fluctuates in response to population changes, new housing developments and government policy and can lead to rising as well as declining pupil numbers. Increases in demand can lead to the establishment of new schools or the expansion of existing schools. Decreases in demand can lead to a reduction in places through changes to admission arrangements or the rationalisation of provision.
Each year the County Council publishes a School Organisation Plan, the purpose of which is to share the projected demand for school places in the future and to set out where the County Council thinks it will need to commission additional places or re-organise existing provision. The current School Organisation Plan covers the period 2022 to 2026 and is available on the County Council’s website at: School Organisation Plan 2022 to 2026 | East Sussex County Council
Included within the School Organisation Plan are pupil forecasts for each school planning area in East Sussex. In forecasting demand for school places, the County Council takes account of factors such as births, trend data, parental preference, housing growth and existing and planned capacity as well as patterns of inward and outward migration. The County Council works closely with local planning authorities in East Sussex on the production of their Local Plan documents. This planning process identifies the requirement for additional school places or land for new schools arising from new housing development.
The County Council receives Basic Need capital funding from the government to support the provision of primary and secondary school places. This funding is provided on a formulaic basis using information provided by the County Council to the Department for Education in the annual School Capacity return. The local authority also receives High Needs Provision capital funding to support the delivery of new provision for children and young people with special educational needs.
The capital funding that the County Council receives from the government is insufficient to cover the entire capital costs of new build and expansion projects and the local authority must supplement the funding provided from other sources, including its own capital programme.
In areas where pressure on school places comes from new housing developments, the County Council works closely with local planning authorities to secure development contributions towards the cost of providing additional school places through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The CIL is a charge which can be levied by local planning authorities on new development in their area. It is an important tool for local authorities to use to help them deliver the infrastructure needed to support development in their area.
In some instances, the County Council can also secure development contributions through the negotiation of Section 106 agreements. Section 106 agreements are legal agreements between local authorities and developers; these are linked to planning permissions and can also be known as planning obligations.
Development contributions are also used to fund small scale school improvements to support additional pressure from development. In these cases, it is sometimes more appropriate for individual schools to implement projects locally, therefore once a project has been agreed monies are transferred to school to deliver.
There are still some contributions from historical S106 agreements which are yet to be collected however it is expected that in most of the county future development contributions for education provision will be through the CIL.
6.2 Projects money has been spent on in 2021/22
See details at (7)
* In order for new education provision to be delivered in a timely manner it is often necessary for the County Council to forward fund projects before all development contributions have been collected. Therefore, in these cases contributions are collected when developments are implemented and used retrospectively to fund education provision. This is the case for the project at The Haven CE/Methodist Primary School which created an additional 210 places with effect from September 2012.
6.3 Projects money retained at 31 March 2022 are allocated to
See details at (8)
6.4 Monies retained by other authorities
In addition to the contributions above Wealden District Council retains approximately £5m on our behalf for education projects. This will be spent, by the County Council, in line with the relevant S106 agreements.
Approximately £400,000 is retained by Lewes District Council. This will be spent, by the County Council, in line with the relevant S106 agreements.
6.5 Example of recent spending
New secondary places at Hailsham Community College
A project to enlarge Hailsham Community College by 420 places with effect from the 2022-23 academic year. As a result, the school’s PAN has increased from 240 to 300 and its capacity has grown to 1,800.
The project was completed in summer 2022.
Total cost: £13.6 million
S106 contribution: £5,166,363
Additional funding sources: Basic Need Grant, County Council contribution
The County Council developed and implemented the Libraries Strategy as part of a wider Libraries Transformation Programme (LTP). The LTP was designed to deliver a modern and sustainable Library and Information Service for East Sussex, based on current and future needs for the county. New library services introduced include an enhanced, modern eLibrary, a new children and young people’s offer to support literacy and numeracy, increased outreach work in our most disadvantaged communities, and new Community Library Membership and Teachers Library Membership.
Refurbishment of library buildings are funded by a 10-year Libraries Maintenance and Refurbishment Programme, which started in 2018/19. Development contributions provide additional funding which allows for enhancements. This funding has been used to help fund the expansion of children’s libraries, create multiple use suites for adult educational services and install public study spaces where customers can use their own devices, with charging points while creating energy efficiency savings where possible.
Development contributions will continue to be used in line with S106 agreements on improving and increasing capacity of library provision. This will be achieved both within library buildings and by enabling people to access services remotely through the eLibrary and outreach programmes.
7.2 Projects money has been spent on in 2021/22
See details at (7)
* In order to deliver projects in a timely manner it is often necessary for the County Council to forward fund projects before all development contributions have been collected. Therefore, in these cases contributions are collected when developments are implemented and used retrospectively to fund library enhancements.
7.3 Projects that money retained at 31 March 2022 are allocated to
See details at (8)
7.4 Monies retained by other authorities
In addition to the contributions above Wealden District Council retains approximately £300,000 on our behalf for library projects. This will be spent, by the County Council, in line with the relevant S106 agreements, including on the following project:
- Library facilities in the Hailsham area
7.5 Example of recent spending
Hailsham Library project
Funding used to develop a 2-year project for library services in the Hailsham area to support new housing development.
- Purchase additional stock for the library to support the growth in population, ensuring the stock is of sufficient quantity to meet the needs of additional customers.
- Purchase additional incentive materials for the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) to meet the increased number of children. The SRC supports literacy and library use over the summer holidays.
Increase the capacity of the Librarian team to support increased demand by:
- Delivering outreach library services at the Children’s Centre such as support to go online, improve employment opportunities, children’s books.
- Delivering outreach to schools in Hailsham to help them to develop their school libraries to meet additional need and to introduce children who are new to the area to the public library.
- Engaging with nurseries and early years settings to make families aware of available library services, including our online offer.
The project commenced in June 2021 and has delivered meaningful results for the local community. The librarian has organised over 1,678 primary school children to receive an author visit and books at school, supporting children with access to materials and working with schools to support with additional book stock.
Additionally, the post has delivered weekly activity outreach sessions at numerous locations including the local children’s centre. The staff member also utilises the Library resources, such as Wellbeing boxes; Reading Well materials and reminiscent resources, taking them out into the local community to support increased access.
Strong local connections have been made with community groups, delivering workshops and performances for families in Hailsham and surrounding areas, promoting reading, access to books with free events to those in need within the local area.
New stock and furniture has been purchased to support access to materials within the library itself, with many in-library events taking place throughout the year (including closed periods to increase access and opportunity).
Summer Reading Challenge participants increased as a result of the work undertaken by the postholder, ranking Hailsham as one of the highest recorded libraries with active participants across the county.
The postholder has also significantly increased new memberships to the library, again promoting the joy of learning/ reading to children and families.
The Librarian also delivers regular Story and Rhyme Times at preschool, and early years settings and supports the Early Help team to provide regular Story and Rhyme times at the Children's Centre, to showcase wider services available at the library as well as engaging young children from an early age.
Total cost: £111,394
S106 contribution: £45,279.37 for financial year 2021/22 (YE reporting). Total S106 contribution over course of project £111,394
8. Rights of Way
Improvements to public rights of way are funded via the County Council’s revenue and capital streams. Development contributions provide additional funding for public rights of way which have increased use generated by new developments in the area. Contributions are generally used to help fund surface improvements. A significant contribution has been secured towards the improvement and management of Ditchling Common.
Development contributions will continue to be used in line with S106 agreements on improving public rights of way in the surrounding areas of the developments where contributions originate.
8.2 Projects money has been spent on in 2021/22
See details at (7)
8.3 Projects money retained at 31 March 2022 are allocated to
For detail see (8)
8.4 Examples of recent spending
Surface improvements to Hailsham Public Footpath 18
The image on the left shows Hailsham Public Footpath 18 before improvements and the image on the right shows the footpath after the addition of the tarmac path surface.
Addition of tarmac path surface to previously muddy/unsurfaced path.
The project was completed in 2021.
Total cost: £18,806
S106 contribution: £18,806
Additional funding sources: None – paid for entirely by S106 funding
9. Household waste recycling sites
The majority of contributions that have been collected and are retained by the County Council for improvements to household waste recycling sites are from developments within the Hailsham area. These have been allocated to providing additional waste and recycling facilities at Hailsham household waste recycling site which serves Hailsham and the surrounding areas.
9.2 Projects money retained at 31 March 2022 are allocated to
For detail see (8)
The money in Table 19 is retained for the managing, displaying and interpretation of archaeological findings from various developments sites in Bexhill where the planning applications were determined by Rother District Council.
Amounts which are allocated in Table 20 are related to planning applications the County Council has determined and are contributions which will mitigate the local environmental impacts from the developments.
10.2 Projects money retained at 31 March 2022 are allocated to
For detail see (8)
11. Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allocations made to the County Council
CIL charging authorities (districts, boroughs and the South Downs National Park Authority) are responsible for allocating CIL money they collect in their area. Generally, they allocate money through a bidding process. Infrastructure providers, including the County Council, are therefore required to submit bids to charging authorities in order to receive CIL money to fund infrastructure projects.
The County Council’s bid prioritisation process prioritises critical infrastructure required to support development which is also identified within the capital programme. Table 21 shows the County Council projects which have so far been allocated CIL funds by charging authorities.
In 2020/21 a further bid of £650,000 for the remaining shortfall of funding for the Seahaven Academy was successful and this with the previous year’s allocation of £400,000 was transferred and used to fund the project. The total amount of CIL money now spent on the project is £2,250,000.
11.2 Examples of recent spending
Expansion of Seahaven Academy, Lewes
Seahaven Academy, Newhaven
Additional secondary school places to support development in Peacehaven, Telscombe and Newhaven. The project expanded Seahaven Academy by one form entry (150 places) for September 2020.
The project was completed in September 2020.
Total cost: £4,750,000
S106 contribution: £519,342
CIL contribution: £2,250,000
Additional funding sources: Basic Need Grant, County Council’s capital expenditure
- CIL Regs. Schedule 2, paragraph 3a - the total amount of money to be provided under any planning obligations which were entered into during the reported year 2021/22
- CIL Regs. Schedule 2, paragraph 3b - the total amount of money under any planning obligations which was received during the reported year 2021/22
- CIL Regs. Schedule 2, paragraph 3f - the total amount of money (received under any planning obligations) which was spent by the authority (including transferring it to another person to spend)
- CIL Regs. Schedule 2, paragraph 3e - the total amount of money (received under any planning obligations) which was allocated but not spent during the reported year for funding infrastructure
- CIL Regs. Schedule 2, paragraph 3c - the total amount of money under any planning obligations which was received before the reported year which has not been allocated by the authority
- CIL Regs. Schedule 2, paragraph 3i - the total amount of money (received under any planning obligations) during any year which was retained at the end of the reported year and where any of the retained money has been allocated for the purposes of longer term maintenance (“commuted sums”), also identify separately the total amount of commuted sums held
- CIL Regs. Schedule 2, paragraph 3h(i) - in relation to money (received under planning obligations) which was spent by the authority during the reported year (including transferring it to another person to spend), summary details of the items of infrastructure on which that money (received under planning obligations) was spent, and the amount spent on each item
- CIL Regs. Schedule 2, paragraph 3g - in relation to money (received under planning obligations) which was allocated by the authority but not spent during the reported year, summary details of the items of infrastructure on which the money has been allocated, and the amount of money allocated to each item
- CIL Regs. Schedule 2, paragraph 3 (i) - … also identify separately the total amount of commuted sums held