Decision details

Release of CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) funds to SCC Active Travel Team to facilitate improvements to the cycling, walking and wheeling route between Comeytrowe and the town centre.

Decision Maker: Economic Development, Planning and Transportation Portfolio Holder

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Details of decision:  £499,999 of collected CIL funds to be allocated to SCC’s Active Travel Team as match funding to enable an application for £1.8m of grant funding from Active Travel England to be used to deliver improvements to the cycling, walking and wheeling route between Comeytrowe and the town centre. 

Schemes include narrowing of side-road junction radii, new segregated cycle and pedestrian paths and crossing improvements. The location of these schemes directly impacts people travelling to and from Musgrove Park Hospital, Castle School and Parkfield School. 

Text Box: Reasons for proposed decision: The £499,999.00 of CIL funds allocated for cycle and pedestrian improvements was authorised by Full Council in December 2020.

Text Box: Alternative funding options sourced: £1.8m will be requested from Active Travel England if this £499,999.00 of CIL match funding is authorised.


The below has been completed:






Relevant ward councillor(s) consulted

Cllr Richard Lees

Cllr Simon Coles

Cllr Caroline Ellis

Cllr Martin Peters

Cllr Tom Deakin

Cllr Derek Perry

Cllr Habib Farbahi

Cllr John Hunt

Cllr Simon Nicholls


31 Jan 2023



The following are if appropriate / applicable:  Yes/No.  If yes the implications should be attached to this decision notice.


Finance implications


No – CIL funds collected and available for allocation to identified project. Attached application signed off by S151 Officer.




Legal implications





Links to corporate aims


Working towards a low-carbon, clean, green and prosperous district that attracts high quality employment opportunities and encourages healthy lifestyles.


Climate and Sustainability implications


Help to meet net zero targets. 

Improve air quality. 



Community Safety Implications

Reduce traffic congestion. 

Improve health and wellbeing. 



Equalities Impact


Safeguarding Implications



Risk management




Partnership implications




Any conflicts of interest declared by Leader or Executive Members consulted on the proposed decision.  If Yes provide confirmation from Chief Executive to grant dispensation for the Leader’s / Executive Member’s views to be considered.


Publication date: 13/02/2023

Date of decision: 13/02/2023

Effective from: 21/02/2023

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