Infrastructure Funding Statement


This sets out the 2022/2023 income and expenditure relating to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 (S106) agreements, as required under the 2019 CIL Regulations 121A. This is an annual report (typically published in December), providing a summary of all financial and non-financial developer contributions for the last financial year, but does not cover implementation details. It also provides a statement of the infrastructure projects or types of infrastructure which will be, or may be, wholly or partly funded by the authority’s Community Infrastructure Levy.

The purpose of the developer contributions is to provide a funding source which will help to deliver necessary infrastructure to accommodate new development across the borough. This necessary infrastructure is identified within the Maidstone Borough Local Plan (2011 - 2031), and the associated Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP 2022) which identifies the infrastructure schemes considered necessary to support the development proposed in the Local Plan and outlines how and when these will be delivered. This also contains the Council’s Infrastructure List setting out which types of infrastructure not in order of priority, which Maidstone intends may be partly or wholly funded by CIL.

CIL was introduced in Maidstone on 1 October 2018. It is a non-negotiable financial levy fixed rate charging schedule collected from development but there is no site/spend relationship, and it must be paid once the development commences.

The Borough Council is the Charging Authority for CIL and has set the following charges in Maidstone:

Development type/location

CIL charge per square metre

Residential (within the urban boundary)


Residential (outside the urban boundary)


Site H1 (11) Springfield, Royal Engineers Road,


Retirement and extra care housing


Retail - wholly or mainly convenience


Retail - wholly or mainly comparison (outside the town centre boundary)


All other forms of CIL liable floorspace


There are exemptions available for self-build and affordable housing, however Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) does not offer exceptional circumstances relief due to the MBC viability evidence that new development would be able to sustain a CIL charge.

The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended) state that CIL must be spent on: 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. 15% or 25% of CIL is used for local infrastructure, 70% or 80% strategic borough wide infrastructure and 5% will be used by the council to provide staff costs for the administration of CIL.

S106 Planning Agreements are negotiated legal agreements which provide for on/off site infrastructure to mitigate the impact of a specific development required and to make a development acceptable.

Where appropriate, planning authorities can seek planning obligations to secure the provision or contribution towards new or improved infrastructure directly linked to the development permitted in the form of on site provision or on land adjacent to a development and directly connected with the site, for example, a road junction close by that needs capacity improvement. Authorities can also use planning obligations to secure affordable housing provisions from residential developments in line with local planning policies. Contributions collected from a site must be spent in accordance with the legal agreement normally paid at a staggered period over the build out of the development.

Other Funding Sources

If funding gaps remain for infrastructure projects, infrastructure providers will need to identify other funding sources to address the gap. Alternative sources of funding from other council sources (i.e. the New Homes Bonus and capital funding programme) may be considered where appropriate.

    CIL and S106 reports 2022/23

    Community Infrastructure Levy report


    CIL Opening balance from 01/10/2018 to 31/03/2022


    CIL Income received during 2022/23


    CIL Expenditure spent during 2022/23


    CIL Closing balance from 01/10/2018 to 31/03/2023


    CIL Summary from 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2023


    Potentially *liable





    CIL Admin






    CIL Neighbourhood






    CIL Strategic






    CIL Total






    *The amount of potential CIL income based on liable development applications, before any relief granted, and commencement

    Neighbourhood CIL allocated in 2022/23

    Table A

    Neighbourhood CIL


    Amount allocated

    Boughton Monchelsea

    17 October 2022



    28 October 2022


    Collier Street

    28 October 2022



    28 October 2022



    11 April 2022



    28 October 2022



    25 October 2022



    28 October 2022



    11 April 2022



    18 May 2022



    28 October 2022



    11 April 2022



    28 October 2022



    11 April 2022



    28 October 2022


    North Loose
    Residents' Association

    10 October 2022



    11 April 2022



    28 October 2022



    11 April 2022



    28 October 2022


    Sutton Valence

    28 April 2022


    Sutton Valence

    28 October 2022


    Thurnham Parish

    11 April 2022


    Thurnham Parish

    28 October 2022



    11 April 2022


    West Farleigh

    12 April 2022


    Boughton Monchelsea

    17 October 2022


    Neighbourhood CIL project spend 2022/23

    Table B

    Neighbourhood CIL

    *Infrastructure project or item



    Wet-pour playground



    Repairs to barriers



    Playground Fencing



    Vegetation Maintenance


    Boughton Monchelsea

    Village hall remodelling work



    Parish Office Front Door, Defib install, Play equipment, West Street green bollards, new cemetery prep



    Refurbishment of parish hall



    New hedging for Beechen Hall to replace broken fence


    East Farleigh

    Playground refurbish



    Heating & Decorating of Village Hall



    Community Fencing



    London Hearts Defibrillator


    Sutton Valence

    Public Realm LED Street Lighting





    West Farleigh

    6 Picnic Benches


    West Farleigh

    Refurbish railings around play area


    *Completion data not available

    S106 Report

    S106 Headlines

    S106 Opening balance at 01/04/2022


    S106 Income during 2022/23


    S106 Expenditure during 2022/23


    S106 Closing balance at 31/03/2023


    S106 Summary 2022/23

    S106 Agreements signed in 2022/23

    In 2022/23 Maidstone Borough Council signed new S106s which secured a total of £876,401 in future developer contributions. The most significant agreements were:

    • Land Adjacent to Wind Chimes, Chartway Street, Sutton Valence 21/501742/OUT Off-Site Affordable Housing Contribution £486,132
    • Staplehurst Service Station, High Street, Staplehurst 21/506207/FULL Off-Site Affordable Housing Contribution £148,000
    • Mote Road Car Park, Mote Road 20/505707/FULL, £31,000 towards Off-Site Open Space, £10,000 towards Town Centre Transport Links and £37,500 towards River Len Works
    • Britannia House, Granville Road 22/500637/FULL, £44,100 towards Arundel & Chillington Street Open Space areas
    • Land Off Oakapple Lane, Barming 20/501773/FULL, £46,900 Bridleway Improvements

    Non-monetary contributions - affordable housing

    In relation to affordable housing, the total number of units which were agreed through S106 during the reported year was 185 including, 132 affordable rented units, 50 shared ownership units and 3 first homes.

    Deed signed

    Planning application

    Housing numbers

    Affordable rent

    Shared ownership

    First homes































    Total affordable units

    Affordable rented, social rented
    or a mixture of the two

    Intermediate affordable housing
    (shared ownership and/or intermediate rent)

    Affordable target percentage

    Number of affordable delivered 2022/23

    Percentage achieved 2022/23










    In relation to affordable housing delivered, the total number of units which were delivered through planning obligations in 2022/23 was 378. Of these, 240 were a mix of social and affordable rented units and 138 were shared ownership and or intermediate rent.

    S106 Income in 2022/23

    Table C

    Infrastructure type

    S106 Income

    Affordable housing




    Bus service


    Community learning


    Development Monitoring Committee






    KCC Highways


    Landscape management




    Open space


    Railway improvements


    S106 monitoring fee




    S106 Expenditure in 2022/23

    Table D

    Infrastructure type*

    S106 Expenditure

    Cycle Parking at Marden Railway Station


    Open Space (MBC); Collis Millennium Green, River Len Nature Reserve, Brenchley Gardens


    Healthcare (NHS); Headcorn Surgery, Greensand Health Centre, College Road Practice


    Education Primary (KCC); Headcorn, North, Marden, Langley Park Boughton Monchelsea, Bearsted Academy, Greenfields


    Education Secondary (KCC); Maidstone Grammar, Maplesden Noakes, Cornwallis, Valley Park


    Bus Service (KCC); Staplehurst Village


    Open Space (Parishes); Hoggs Bridge Green, William Pitt, Ham Lane, Stockett Lane, Days Green, Headcorn Allotments


    Libraries (KCC); Staplehurst, the Kent Business & Intellectual Property Centre pod at the Kent History and Library Centre, Marden, Boughton Monchelsea, the mobile library attending Linton


    Highways (KCC): Travel Plan Monitoring


    Community Facilities:  Langley Park School, Boughton Monchelsea village hall improvements, the Dorothy Goodman Centre, St Faiths Community Centre


    Public Rights of Way (KCC):  Footpath at Church Lane


    Adult Services (KCC): St Faiths Education Centre


    Youth Services (KCC): Infozone, Marden, Staplehurst, Fusion Café


    Kent Wildlife:  Headcorn BNG Receptor site


    Cycleway (KCC): National Cycle Route 177




    *Completion data not available

    S106 developer contributions are paid over a staggered period or ‘trigger points’ during the build out of the development. This means there will be intervals in receiving the S106 monies which reflects in a fluctuation of the balance of monies collected.  Likewise, the expenditure balances will also be impacted by the timing of the delivery of projects. These are regulated within a S106 clause which allows time for the key infrastructure delivery partners in receipt of S106 money to plan and account for project delivery complexities. The clawback periods are between five and ten years.

    The infrastructure list

    The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations (2019 Amendment) Regulation 121A (1) requires the Infrastructure Funding Statement to include a statement of the infrastructure projects or types which will be or may be, wholly or partly funded by CIL.

    The list below outlines the types of infrastructure that Maidstone Borough Council intends will be, or may be, wholly or partly funded by Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds. This list does not signify a commitment by the Council to fund all the infrastructure listed. Nor does the inclusion of a type of infrastructure on the list guarantee or imply it will receive any CIL funding.

    Infrastructure category

    Elements relevant to Maidstone borough


    Cycling and walking (including Public Rights of Way)
    Public realm


    Nursery/early years
    Primary and secondary, including SEN
    Further and higher


    Acute care
    General hospitals
    Health centres/care Hubs
    GP surgeries

    Social and community

    Community facilities
    Adult social care
    Community learning
    Youth services
    Sports and leisure facilities
    Heritage and visitor attractions

    Public services

    Emergency services (Police, Fire, ambulance/first responder, river rescue)
    Waste management and disposal


    Water supply
    Wastewater treatment and sewerage
    Electricity supply
    Gas supply
    Digital and telecommunications

    Green and blue

    Open spaces and parks
    HRA mitigation
    Waterways and water bodies
    Flood defences

    The 2019 CIL regulation amendment removed the previous restriction on the pooling of planning obligations towards a single piece of infrastructure. Alongside CIL contributions, Maidstone Borough Council may also seek planning obligations by way of a planning agreement (S106) where it can meet the statutory and policy tests and are in line with requirements set out in Maidstone’s adopted Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document.

    Future spend priorities

    Affordable Housing

    The provision of affordable housing as part of new development will continue to be sought through S106s in line with ‘Policy SP20 – Affordable Housing’ in the adopted Maidstone Borough Local Plan (2017), as well as the Affordable and Local Needs Housing Supplementary Planning Document (July 2020).

    In exceptional circumstances where affordable housing cannot be provided on-site, the council will agree in-lieu, an affordable housing commuted sum contribution under a S106 which the council will use to spend towards delivering new affordable homes across the borough.

    The council currently holds £2,225,739 of monies from “off-site” developer contributions for affordable housing. MBC intends to spend this money on its own building programme for which there is an ambition to eventually increase the portfolio to 1,000 homes.


    Infrastructure provision should align with the delivery of new development. Future income will be allocated towards much-needed infrastructure to support the growth of new development. Details of planned S106 expenditure across each main spend area 22/23 are set out below:

    • Education - Primary Schools; Headcorn, Harrietsham, Yalding, Lenham, Southborough, Boughton Monchelsea, Marden, North Borough.  Secondary Schools; Maidstone Grammar School, Valley Park, Cornwallis, Maplestone Noakes and Free School of Science and technology
    • Community learning - outreach facilities in St Faiths Adult education centre
    • Libraries - additional book stock at Allington, Coxheath, Staplehurst Kent history and library centre mobile library Harrietsham and Lenham, Hollingbourne, Marden Bearsted
    • Transportation - Marden Railway Station, Staplehurst Station Improvements, bus service enhancements in Staplehurst village
    • Healthcare - new premises for Greensand Health Centre and Sutton Valence Group Practice, premises development at Len Valley Surgery,  facilities and refurbishment includes extensions, new carpets, IT equipment etc at Stockett Lane & Orchard Surgery, Wallis Avenue, Orchard Langley, The Mote & Cobtree, Northumberland Road and Shepway surgeries, Glebe Medical Centre, Blackthorn Medical Centre, Allington Park Surgery, Aylesford Medical Practice and Brewer Street surgery, Marden Medical Centre, Bowermount surgery and Lockmeadow Surgery, Grove Green, Staplehurst Health Centre, Boughton Monchelsea, Yeomans Lane Surgery and Yalding surgery
    • Public Rights of Way -  in Detling & Thurnham Ward and Heath Ward
    • Outdoor sports facilities - at Giddyhorn Lane, Parkwood, Shepway North/South
    • Open space - Marden playing fields, Stockett Lane, play areas in Headcorn, allotments in Barming, Clare Park multi use facilities, Tovil play area, Ulcombe recreation ground, King George V playing fields, Lime Trees play area and Surrenden playing field, Millennium River Park, Jubilee Playing Fields, Midley Close play Area, Penenden Heath History Garden, Barming Heath, and Gatland Lane, River Len Nature Reserve, Glebe Fields, Senacre Recreation ground, Mote Park, White Beam Drive play area, William Pitt field, Cockpit play area, Hoggs Bridge Green, Brenchley Gardens
    • Community Facility - at St Faiths Centre, Spring Field Park and Trinity Foyer Sensory Garden
    • Town centre - public realm Earl Street, Maidstone shop front improvement scheme, town centre marketing initiative and transition study
    • Cycle Park - Marden Railway Station
    • Highways - M20 Junction 5 improvements, M2 Junction 5 traffic flow scheme, traffic displacement mitigation, works to Willington Street junction to wheat sheaf junction improvements and Willington Street/Wallis Avenue junction improvements, upgrade junction at Millbank/North Street, Fountain Lane, and Tonbridge Road junction modification

    Strategic CIL expenditure

    In terms of CIL, the Council invited CIL strategic funding bids in May 2022 from a range of infrastructure delivery organisations and stakeholders. The CIL funding available for infrastructure projects across the borough contains CIL funds of £4.2m and MBC capital funds. Projects submitted during this financial year are being assessed by the Council against the infrastructure types or projects contained in our Infrastructure List within this IFS and those infrastructure projects identified in the current Infrastructure Delivery Plan. Schemes within the IDP identified as critical for delivery in the short term are likely to be prioritised.

    This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Traffic signalisation of the M20 J7 roundabout, widening of the coast bound off-slip and creation of a new signal-controlled pedestrian route through the junction
    • Capacity improvements at the junction of Fountain Lane and the A26/Tonbridge Road; and
    • Linton Crossroads junction improvements

    Infrastructure projects successfully awarded CIL will be reported in the IFS for the next financial year 2023-2024.

    If you have any further queries or comments about this statement, please do not hesitate to contact us by email

    Annex 1

    Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations (2019 amendment) Regulation 121a Schedule 2 Section 1 and Section 3

    Community Infrastructure Levy

    Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations (2019 Amendment) Regulation 121A Schedule 2 Section 1


    The total value of CIL set out in all demand notices issued in the reported year



    The total amount of CIL receipts for the reported year



    The total amount of CIL collected prior to the reported period



    The total amount of CIL receipts collected and allocated for the reported year



    The total amount of CIL expenditure for the reported year



    The total amount of CIL receipts collected which were allocated but not spent during the reported year



    In relation to CIL expenditure for the reported year, summary details of.

    1. The items of infrastructure on which CIL (including land payments) has been spent within the reported year and the amount of CIL spent on each item
    2. The amount of CIL spend 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)
    3. The amount of CIL collected towards administration expenses (5%) of the total CIL receipts collected (£2,191,086.91) in the reported period.

    The amount of CIL spent on administrative expenses pursuant to regulation 61 and that amount expressed as a percentage of all CIL collected in that year in accordance with that regulation







    In relation to CIL receipts collected and allocated but not spent during the reported year, summary details of the items of infrastructure on which CIL (including land payments) has been allocated and the amount of CIL allocated to each item

    (see table 2.2)


    The amount of CIL passed to

    1. any parish council under regulation 59A or 59B;   and
    2. any person under regulations 59(4)



    1. the total collected for the reported year under   Regulation 59E (CIL returned to the Charging Authority after 5 years if not   spent) and Regulation 59F.
    2. the amount of CIL allocated during the reported   year under Regulation 59E and Regulation 59F;




    1. the amount of CIL requested under Regulation 59E   for the reported year is as follows per neighbourhood zone:
    2. the amount of CIL still outstanding for recovery   under Regulation 59E at the end of the reported year for all years is as follows for each neighbourhood zone:




    1. the amount of CIL collected, not assigned for Neighbourhood CIL or CIL Administration, for the reported year and that had not been spent
    2. the amount of CIL collected, not assigned for Neighbourhood CIL or CIL Administration, from 01 October 2018 to the end of the reported year that had not been spent
    3. the amount CIL collected and that had not been spent under Regulations 59E and 59F during the reported year
    4. CIL receipts from previous years to which Regulation 59E or 59F applied retained at the end of the reported year





    Section 106

    Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations (2019 Amendment) Regulation 121A Schedule 2 Section 3


    The total amount of money to be provided under any planning obligations which were entered during the reported year



    The total amount of money received from planning obligations during the reported year



    The total amount of money received prior to the reported year that has not been allocated



    During the reported year the following non-monetary contributions have been agreed under planning obligations:

    1. in relation to affordable housing, the total number of units which will be provided
    2. in relation to educational facilities, the number of school places for pupils which will be provided and the category of school at which they will be provided

    185 units



    The total amount of money received from planning obligations allocated but not spent towards infrastructure during the reported year



    The total amount of money (received under planning obligations) spent during the reported year (including transferring it to a third party to spend)



    In relation to money (received under planning obligations 22/23) which was not spent during the reported year



    In relation to money which was spent by Maidstone Borough Council during the reported year (including transferring it to a third party to spend) summary details of:

    1. the items of infrastructure on which that money (received under planning obligations) was spent, and the amount spent on each item
    2. 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)
    3. 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

    (see Table 2.3 of the report)




    The total amount of money (received under 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 long-term maintenance (commuted sums), also identify separately the total amount of commuted sums held.