In Richmond, 15% of the Community Infrastructure Levy is to be spent locally in areas which have a Village Plan. According to the CIL regulations, in areas where a Neighbourhood Plan has been adopted this is increased to 25%.
A village cluster system is best placed to recognise the impact that development can have beyond village boundaries and to maximise the amount spent locally. The table below shows the amount currently available per village cluster.
The Village Planning Fund will be allocated to spend on local priorities which address the ‘demand that development places on an area.’
|Village cluster||Amount available|
|Richmond, Richmond Hill, Kew||£802,681|
|Twickenham, St Margarets, East Twickenham, Whitton and Heathfield, Strawberry Hill||£77,801|
|Hampton, Hampton Wick, Hampton Hill and Teddington||£13,808|
|East Sheen, Mortlake and Barnes||£10,455|
|Ham and Petersham||£180,309|
To find out more about the Village Planning Fund criteria and application process, download our Village Planning Fund information pack (pdf, 1.3MB).
You must live or work in the borough of Richmond upon Thames to be eligible to apply for the Village Planning Fund. If you are an individual then you must apply in partnership with a constituted group or organisation.
Before you apply you should discuss your ideas with your local Community Links Officer.
Once you are ready to submit your proposal, you should download the application pack (MS Word, 148 KB). Ensure you read the guidance before completing the application form and return this by:
Updated: 20 June 2017