Last updated – November 2023

Portsmouth City Council reserves the right to amend the information in this document at any time. Information correct at time of publishing.

Introduction

1.1. This report provides information on the monetary (and non-monetary) contributions sought and received from developers for the provision of infrastructure to support development in Portsmouth, and the subsequent use of those contributions by Portsmouth City Council. The report covers the financial year 1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023.

1.2. Portsmouth seeks developer contributions through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 agreements (also known as “planning obligations”).

CIL

1.3. CIL was introduced in 2010 and has been charged in Portsmouth since April 2012. CIL is a set charge, based on the gross internal area floorspace of buildings, on most new development to help fund the infrastructure needed to address the cumulative impact of development across our area. Our CIL charging schedule, setting out our CIL charging rates, is available on our website.

1.4. Local planning authorities must use CIL to fund ‘the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure to support the development of the area’. There is also a neighbourhood portion of CIL – ‘Local CIL’ – which is similarly able to fund infrastructure but can also fund ‘anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area’ following engagement with local communities.

Planning Obligations

1.5. Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 enables a local planning authority to enter into a negotiated agreement – a planning obligation – to mitigate the impact of a specific development, to make it acceptable in planning terms. The planning obligation might, for example, require the provision or contribution to a new or improved road or local green infrastructure. Local planning authorities can also seek planning obligations to secure a proportion of affordable housing from residential developments.

2. Community Infrastructure Levy Report

2.1. Headline Figures

  • CIL invoiced (set out in Demand Notices) in 2022/23 – £2,145,828.27
  • CIL receipts received in 2022/23 – £2,095,182.23
  • CIL receipts that CIL regulations 59E and 59F applied to (neighbourhood CIL) in 2022/23 – £311,855.30
  • CIL expenditure in 2022/23 – £4,170,775.35
2.2. CIL infrastructure expenditure in 2022/23

2.2.1. Summary details of the items of infrastructure on which CIL (including land payments) has been spent or caused to be spent in 2022/23, and the amount of CIL spent on each item:

(i) City Centre North Regeneration – £1,582,138

(ii) City Centre Road – £625,302

(iii) Local Transport Plan 4 – £158,278

(iv) Business Case for Extension to Tipner Park and Ride – £118,381

(v) Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital Emergency Ward Support – £864,354.26

2.3. Other CIL expenditure in 2022/23

2.3.1. Total amount of CIL spent in 2022/23 on repaying money borrowed, including any interest, and details of the items of infrastructure which that money was used to provide (wholly or in part): £0 (zero)

2.3.2. Total amount of CIL spend on administrative expenses in 2022/23 and that amount expressed as a percentage of the total CIL received in 2022/23:

  • CIL spent on Administration: £104,759.11
  • Percentage of total CIL received: 5%

2.3.3. The amount of CIL passed to any parish or town council under CIL regulations 59A and 59B: £0 (zero)

2.3.4. The amount of CIL passed to external organisations (other than parish/town councils) under CIL regulation 59(4): £864,354.26 (see 2.2.1.(v) above).

2.3.5. Summary details of the expenditure of CIL on infrastructure, to which CIL regulations 59E or 59F applied during 2022/23:

RegDescriptionWardAmount
59FPlay equipment (Galleon) at Moorings Way Infant SchoolBaffins£3,416.50
59FRedeployable CCTV cameraBaffins£9,485.00
59FCIL Transformation Fund (CTF) Living Streets Project Central Southsea£1,000.00
59FPublic Realm ImprovementsCity Wide£302,396.00
59FStorage boxes for the Moving on ProjectCharles Dickens£600.00
59FPlanting project within the grounds of Darwin HouseCharles Dickens£637.87
59FCIL Transformation Fund (CTF) Octopus Art Project Charles Dickens£2,500.00
59FEquipment for Men's Shed Charles Dickens£2,689.96
59FCIL Transformation Fund (CTF), Repair Café Charles Dickens£2,900.00
59FRenovation and refurbishment works to Landport Community Centre Charles Dickens£26,370.00
59FVictoria Park Revival ProjectCharles Dickens£30,000.00
59FRefurbishment of a community space known as the Portsea Community HubCharles Dickens£30,757.45
59FDefibrillators located at North End Baptist ChurchCopnor£1,000.00
59FCIL Transformation Fund (CTF) Crowdfunder - 'Get Growing in Wymering' Community Garden Project Cosham£1,500.00
59FRedeployable CCTV cameraCosham£9,485.00
59FContribution towards the provision of a patient rehabilitation garden located within the grounds of Queen Alexandra HospitalCosham£35,697.71
59FOutdoor exercise area and rubbing posts located within Cosham Park and Portsdown HillCosham£50,000.00
59FContribution towards the provision of a new public multi-storey car park at the Queen Alexandra HospitalCosham£116,835.39
59FSolar panels and battery system to the Drayton Centre Drayton & Farlington£25,000.00
59FSheffield Cycle Toastrack that will make up part of the Pompey Parklets project (Albert Road)Eastney & Craneswater£1,262.15
59FRoyal Marines Memorial Garden (Eastney)Eastney & Craneswater£1,350.00
59FEnhancements to Canoe lake and Melville Parks Eastney & Craneswater£5,000.00
59FVinyl flooring located within Havelock Community CentreEastney & Craneswater£5,273.00
59FChainsaw sculptures in Canoe Lake areaEastney & Craneswater£7,500.00
59FDefibrillators located at North End Baptist ChurchFratton£1,000.00
59FInstallation of an Automated Defibrillator within Fratton Community CentreFratton£1,255.00
59FCIL Transformation Fund (CTF) Crowdfunder - Manor Green OasisFratton£3,000.00
59FContribution towards a roundabout within Kingston Recreation GroundsFratton£4,057.00
59FCCTV provision on Howard RoadHilsea£3,333.00
59FCIL Transformation Fund (CTF) Living Streets Project Milton£2,000.00
59FIT equipment to support the running and offerings within the Milton Village HallMilton£2,277.97
59FPlay equipment (Galleon) at Moorings Way Infant SchoolMilton£3,416.50
59FWhite goods to support Spark Community SpaceMilton£4,535.96
59FItems to support the offerings within Stamshaw & Tipner Community Centre Nelson£1,000.00
59FCCTV provision located at Buckland Community CentreNelson£2,512.23
59FCIL Transformation Fund (CTF) Living Streets Project St Jude£1,500.00
59FVinyl flooring located within Havelock Community CentreSt Jude£5,273.00
59FVictoria Park Revival ProjectSt Thomas£800.00
59FInstallation of 2 Manchester style bollards on Highstreet, Old PortsmouthSt Thomas£952.52
59FInstallation of 3 Manchester style bollards on High Street, Old PortsmouthSt Thomas£1,500.00
59FPlanting project located at St Pauls Square and St Pauls RoadSt Thomas£6,493.77
2.4. CIL receipts retained (allocated and unallocated)

2.4.1. The total amount of CIL receipts, received prior to 2022/23, which have been allocated (to an infrastructure project or item) in 2022/23: £409,342.68

2.4.2. The total amount of CIL receipts, received prior to 2022/23, which had not been allocated (to an infrastructure project or item) by the end of 2022/23: £797,395.96

2.4.3. The total amount of CIL receipts, whenever collected including 2022/23, which were allocated (whether allocated prior to or during 2022/23) but not spent during 2022/23: £10,354,912.34

2.4.4. Summary details of the infrastructure projects or items to which CIL receipts, whenever collected including 2022/23, have been allocated (but not spent) and the amount allocated to each item:

As part of the rolling 5 year Capital Programme approved by Cabinet and Full Council, CIL receipts are allocated to appropriate infrastructure schemes. The following table shows allocation for 2023/28 and includes projected CIL income for 2023/24.

The full details can be found on the Full Council Meeting 28 February 2023 webpage.

Capital ProgrammeScheme2023/28
Children, Families & Education PortfolioAccommodation for Special Education Needs (additional school places)£2,312,700
Children, Families & Education PortfolioBeechside Outside Space£21,000
Culture, Leisure & Economic Development PortfolioSouthsea Coastal Flood Defence£4,800,000
Culture, Leisure & Economic Development PortfolioCastle Road Phase 2£100,000
Culture, Leisure & Economic Development PortfolioCanoe Lake De-silting£25,000
Culture, Leisure & Economic Development PortfolioMuseum Store Phase 1£44,100
Culture, Leisure & Economic Development PortfolioMountbatten Centre Roofing Project£1,800,000
Leader PortfolioTipner Regeneration£972,213
Safety in the CommunityUnauthorised Encampment£70,000
Transport PortfolioLocal Transport Plan 3£699,500
Transport PortfolioNon PFI Asset Management£50,000
Transport PortfolioCity Centre Road£1,324,994
Transport PortfolioLocal Transport Plan 4£1,130,922
Transport PortfolioActive Pompey Neighbourhoods£100,000
Transport PortfolioCycle Improvements in the City£105,000
Transport PortfolioFull Business Case for Extension to Tipner Park & Ride Multi Storey Car Park£8,948
Transport PortfolioBike Hangars£25,000
Transport PortfolioTransport Hub at Tipner (Phase 1)£100,000
Transport PortfolioPhase 3 On-Street Electric Vehicle Chargepoints£80,000
2.4.5. Summary details of the allocation of CIL on infrastructure, to which CIL regulations 59E or 59F applied but has not yet been expended:
RegDescriptionWardAmount
59FLighting infrastructure at Shore AvenueBaffins£4,593.14
59FRefurbishment works at Omega CentreCharles Dickens£3,700.00
59FPublic Realm ImprovementsCity Wide£131,758.00
59F6 M Camden bike standsCopnor£988.35
59F2 VAS signs each at Highbury Grove, Chatsworth Avenue and Hawthorn CrescentCosham£38,000.00
59FM Camden bike stands at Locksway RoadMilton£806.85
59F2 VAS signs at Port WayPaulsgrove£12,601.00
59FDesign and implementation of a one-way system within Bromyard Crescent and Beverston RoadPaulsgrove£53,000.00
59FRefurbishment for Southsea Community CinemaSt Jude£10,000.00

2.4.6. Summary details of any Notices served in accordance with regulation 59E (to recover CIL previously passed to a parish or town council) and whether sums had been recovered by end of 2022/23: £0 (zero)

2.4.7. CIL receipts received in 2022/23 retained at the end of 2022/23 (other than those to which CIL regulation 59E and 59F applied): £1,678,567.82

2.4.8. CIL receipts received before 2022/23 retained at the end of 2022/23 (other than those to which CIL regulation 59E and 59F applied): £8,420,897.18

2.4.9. CIL receipts received in 2022/23 to which CIL regulation 59E or 59F applied, retained at the end of 2022/23: £311,855.30

2.4.10. CIL receipts received prior to 2022/23 to which CIL regulation 59E or 59F applied, retained at the end of 2022/23: £1,051,843.34

2.5. The (CIL) Infrastructure List

2.5.1. Regulation 121A(1)(a) requires the infrastructure funding statement to include:

“a statement of the infrastructure projects or types of infrastructure which the charging authority intends will be, or may be, wholly or partly funded by CIL (other than CIL to which regulation 59E or 59F applies) (“the infrastructure list”)”

This Infrastructure List replaces the previous Regulation 123 list (see appendix A).

Infrastructure which may be wholly or partly funded by CIL:

  • Transport (including road networks, transport interchanges and park & ride)
  • Flood Defences (including Portsea Island Coastal Defence Strategy)
  • Schools (including academies and free schools)
  • Hospitals (including healthcare and social care facilities)
  • Green Infrastructure (including play areas, open spaces and parks)
  • Recreational Facilities (including cultural and sports facilities)
  • Community Safety Facilities (including police stations).
2.6. Narrative

The Portsmouth City Council five year rolling Capital Programme which is approved at Cabinet and Full Council includes details of infrastructure to be funded by CIL. The flexibility afforded by the infrastructure list will allow CIL income to be directed/redirected to the most needed supporting infrastructure in the event of changing priorities. Updates on spending and allocations will be provided in the annual infrastructure funding statement.

The cost of infrastructure needed to support the development of Portsmouth continues to outstrip income received from developer contributions and a significant funding gap exists. After publication of the new Portsmouth Plan, it is anticipated that a CIL charging schedule review will be undertaken to ensure an appropriate charging rate is set.

3. Section 106 (planning obligations) report

3.1. Headline Figures

Monetary contributions:

  • Total money to be provided through planning obligations agreed in 2022/23: £ 250,503.20
  • Total money received through planning obligations (whenever agreed) in 2022/23: £ 194,114.93
  • Total money, received through planning obligations (whenever agreed), spent in 2022/23: £329,347 
  • Total money, received through planning obligations (whenever agreed), retained at the end of 2022/23 (excluding “commuted sums” for longer term maintenance): £970,128
  • Total money, received through planning obligations (whenever agreed), retained at the end of 2022/23 as “commuted sums” for longer term maintenance: £657,285

Non-monetary contributions:

  • Total number of affordable housing units to be provided through planning obligations agreed in 2022/23: None
  • Total number of school places for pupils to be provided / were provided through planning obligations in 2022/23: None
App refSiteObligationDetails
19/01323/FULLakeside Business ParkHabitat Management PlanProvide for the enhancement, establishment, maintenance and management of the mitigation land
22/00085/FULVoyager Park NorthEmployment & Skills Plan and Travel Management PlanMeasures aimed at improving the training skills and employability of the workforce. Encouraging a reduction in car ownership and use of more sustainable travel modes
19/00747/OUTClock House Spur RoadEmployment & Skills Plan, Travel Management Plan and Student OccupationMeasures aimed at improving the training skills and employability of the workforce. Encouraging a reduction in car ownership and use of more sustainable travel modes. Limiting occupation of the site

3.2. Summary details of the items of infrastructure on which money received through planning obligations (whenever received) has been spent in 2022/23, and the amount of money, received through planning obligations, spent on each item:

  • Invest in football facilities: £4,750
  • Southsea enhancement design: £13,852
  • CCTV upgrades: £24,627
  • Local Transport Plan 3 and specific obligations: £203,490
  • Grants to registered social landlords: £53,801
  • Karen Avenue open space: £14,735
  • Former St Mary’s Hospital site open space maintenance: £14,092

3.3. Total amount of money, received through planning obligations (whenever agreed and money received), spent in 2022/23 on repaying money borrowed, including any interest, and details of the items of infrastructure which that money was used to provide: £0 (zero)

3.4. Total amount of money, received through planning obligations (whenever agreed and money received), spent in 2022/23 in respect of monitoring (including the preparation of the section 106 report for this Infrastructure Funding Statement) in relation to the delivery of planning obligations: £0 (zero)

3.5. Section 106 receipts retained (allocated and unallocated)

3.5.1. The total amount of money, received through planning obligations prior to 2022/23, which had not been allocated (to an infrastructure project or item) by the end of 2022/23: £0 (zero)

3.5.2. The total amount of money, received under any planning obligation in any year, which had been allocated (to an infrastructure project or type) for spending by the end of 2022/23 but which had not been spent: £0 (zero)

3.5.3. Summary details of the infrastructure items to which receipts from planning obligations, whenever collected including 2022/23, have been allocated (but not spent) and the amount allocated to each item:

Infrastructure typePlanning obligation receipts allocated
Affordable housing£610,942
Open space£744,076
Highways / travel£267,084
Project management£5,311
Total£1,627,413

Appendix A - Replaced Regulation 123 list

Regulation 123 list is valid from 1 April 2012.

Regulation 123 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 restricts the use of planning obligations for infrastructure that will be funded in whole or in part by the Community Infrastructure Levy, to ensure no duplication between the two types of developer contributions*. A CIL charging authority is expected to publish a list of infrastructure that will benefit from CIL on its website.

The list below sets out those infrastructure projects that Portsmouth City Council intends will be, or may be, wholly or partly funded by CIL.  In accordance with Regulation 123, developer contributions to the projects listed will not be sought through planning obligations.

The city council will review this list at least once a year, as part of its monitoring of CIL collection and spend.

NB inclusion of infrastructure types in this list does not signify a commitment from the city council to fund all the projects listed, or the entirety of any one project through CIL. The order in the table does not imply any order of preference for spend.

Infrastructure projects to be funded at least in part by the CIL:

  • Flood Risk Management Infrastructure to protect Flood Cell 1 of the Portsea Island Coastal Defence Strategy
  • Flood Risk Management Infrastructure to protect Flood Cell 4 of the Portsea Island Coastal Defence Strategy
  • School Places (primary and secondary schools)
  • Improvements to Southsea Common and the Seafront
  • Improved City Centre road network
  • Horsea Island Country Park
  • Bridge Link Tipner to Horsea Island
  • M275 Junction at Tipner
  • Park & Ride at Tipner
  • The Hard Transport Interchange
  • Station Square Transport Interchange
  • City Centre Public Realm Improvements

* Regulation 123(2) of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulation 2010 states that ‘A planning obligation may not constitute a reason for granting planning permission for the development to the extent that the obligation provides for the funding or provision of relevant infrastructure.’