CIL funding latest – making a difference to more Winchester district communities

Winchester City Council has approved the latest round of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding bids in today’s Cabinet meeting (21 October 2020).

Eight well deserving projects in Winchester district have been given the funding boost which was made possible when the council made £1m of CIL funding available to support essential infrastructure projects between 2019 and 2022.

The new projects will share £414,000 of CIL funding with projects including: creating a multi-use games area in Denmead; establishing a Community hub café and meeting rooms in Shawford; and undertaking a pavilion upgrade in Colden Common.

The eight new projects to receive funding are:

  • Kitchen upgrade at Badger Farm Community Centre (£34,000)
  • Outdoor gym equipment at Colden Common’s St Vigor Way playground (£10,000)
  • Pavilion upgrade at Colden Common Recreation Ground (£90,000)
  • Multi-use games area upgrades at George V Playing Fields in Denmead (£64,500)
  • New car park at Headbourne Worthy St Swithun’s Church (£50,000)
  • Improvements to the pedestrian walkways on West Street, New Alresford (£110,000)
  • Pavilion extension at Gratton Close, Wonston (£30,000)
  • Upgrades to Community hub café and meeting rooms at Shawford Railway Station (£25,000)

Cabinet Member for Built Environment and Wellbeing, Cllr Jackie Porter said:

“It’s brilliant to continue see CIL funding making a real difference in the Winchester district, we know each CIL project has been funded on its merits and carefully considered by the panel and we look forward to seeing even more projects completed in the coming months that will improve the lives of residents in the district.”

Debbie Harding, clerk to Colden Common Parish Council added:

“The generous allocation of Community Infrastructure funding from the council will transform the outdoor space at Colden Common's playground. We hope the outdoor gym equipment will inspire residents to work up a sweat and help maintain their physical and mental health.”

Earlier this year a number of projects funded by CIL were completed, including footpath improvements in Colden Common and an extension to Jubilee Hall car park in Bishop’s Waltham transforming it from 55 spaces to 125 spaces, and a parkour facility in Littleton.

To find more about CIL visit www.winchester.gov.uk/planning/community-infrastructure-levy-cil