Consultation on local 2016 Community Infrastructure Levy funding applications Thames Ditton, Long Ditton, Hinchley Wood and Weston Green

 

For the settlement area £35,000 is available to spend on local infrastructure projects.  Legislation states that these funds must be spent on projects that meet the following criteria:

  • The provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or
  • Anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area. 

The definition of infrastructure is broad and includes roads and other transport infrastructure, flood defences, schools and other educational facilities, medical facilities, sporting and recreation facilities, open spaces.

There are 4 applications for CIL funds, totalling £30,400: 

  1. Creation of an additional multi-use sports court at the Hinchley Wood Secondary School for tennis, netball and basketball. With the increasing number of students at the school, particularly in terms of the 6th Form, there is a need to increase the facilities to meet demand.  The current level of provision is insufficient to allow the school to host official tournaments in these sports. The facility is intended to be available for school and community use. CIL funding of £9,900 has been requested for just under half the cost of the project.  The entire cost of the project can not be met by the school due to funding constraints.
  2. Footpath works outside Esher College to help address safety concerns, CIL funding of £5,000 has been requested towards footpath improvements outside the college to include dropped kerbs and tactile paving to enable safe crossing on this well used route to local schools and the station.
  3. Public realm improvements on Thames Ditton High Street. CIL funding of £5,000 has been requested to install additional wooden bollards on the High Street close to the uncontrolled pedestrian crossing in order to prevent parking nearby and improve public safety. Funding has also been requested for planters and paving improvements to improve amenity level in the retail centre.
  4. Hinchley Wood train station cycle facilities. Hinchley Wood station currently has minimal cycle facilities available yet station usage is increasing. CIL funding of £10,500 is requested towards a project to provide additional cycle hoops, refurbished shelters and  additional CCTV to cover the new facility. Funding has already been committed by Surrey County Council and the Department for Transport. CIL funding would enable a larger scheme to be delivered incorporating the shelters and 7 additional cycle parking hoops.

 

 

Please let us know your views on these projects below. Please provide an answer to all questions. To submit a response, please click on save these answers. Any money that is not allocated will be available for future years.