Village Planning Fund

A percentage of the Community Infrastructure Levy will be invested in local projects. In Richmond, this is known as the Village Planning Fund.

The application process for the first round of the Village Planning Fund closed on Monday 14 August.

We are holding a consultation to give you the opportunity to express your support for projects in this round.

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Available funding

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%.

The Village Planning Fund will be allocated to spend on local priorities which address the ‘demand that development places on an area.’

Villages in the borough have been grouped into clusters to recognise wider areas where development may impact and to maximise the amount available to be spent locally. Each cluster has a Community Fund ‘pot’ collected from the developments that have taken place in each area.

The table below shows the amount currently available per village cluster.

Table of funding
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

Application process

The application process for the first round of the Village Planning Fund closed on Monday 14 August.

We received 35 applications in total and in early September the applications were validated. 

There is now an opportunity to express your support for round one projects which meet the criteria.

The results of this will be taken into consideration in the final decision to allocate funding. A final decision will be made jointly by the Cabinet Member for Environment, Business and Community and the Cabinet Member for Planning and Strategic Development. Final decisions to fund an application will take into account public support, need and community impact.

The next round of the fund will open in Spring 2018.

To find out more about the Village Planning Fund criteria and application process, download our Village Planning Fund information pack (pdf, 1.3MB).

Updated: 2 October 2017