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Previous consultation on CIL funding

2017 CIL Funding Programme (for 2018/19)

We undertook public consultation on the draft CIL Funding Programme for 2018/19 between Thursday 5 October and Friday 3 November 2017. There were nine projects shortlisted: improvements to the Tawd Valley, Skelmersdale; new changing facilities at Chequer Lane, Up Holland; new changing facilities at Whittle Drive, Ormskirk; new allotments, Ormskirk; improvements to the play area area at Thompson Ave, Ormskirk; Martin Mere Filtration Reed Bed, Burscough; improvements at Hunters Hill Country Park, Parbold; improvements at Cheshire Lines; Mere Sands Wood Visitor Centre Phase II, Holmeswood. 

There were also four options for how we could spend the monies.

2016 CIL Funding Programme (for 2017/18)

We undertook public consultation on the CIL Funding Programme for 2017/18 between 6 October and 4 November 2016. We considered all the comments we received and used them to help inform our final recommendations on the funding programme. A feedback report can be found below, which sets out how we responded to your comments. Cabinet members then made the final decision in January 2017 as to which schemes will be allocated CIL monies in 2017/18. The following projects were chosen:

  • £150,000 to canal towpath improvements between Burscough Wharf and Glovers Swing Bridge near Lathom. The project will upgrade a key section of a strategic route for cycling and walking on the pier-to-pier route between Southport and Wigan. Additional funding will be provided by the Canal and Rivers Trust.
  • £20,000 for improvements to upgrade and extend the play area at Stanley Coronation Park, Skelmersdale. 
  • £3,000 for improvements to Mere Sands Wood Visitor Centre (Phase One) to develop public facilities and support the use of the centre for education activities, evening talks and other events. Additional funding for the project will be provided by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.


The remainder of the collected monies will be pooled to be spent on strategic schemes in the future.

2015 CIL Funding Programme (for 2016/17)

We asked for your views in October 2015 as to how you thought CIL monies should be spent in 2016/17. The consultation documents can be found below.

We considered all the views we received to make our recommendations to Cabinet in the (final) CFP. In January 2016, Cabinet made the final decision on how CIL monies would be spent in 2016/17. 

The first 3 projects approved for CIL funding were:

  • Skelmersdale allotments (£20,000)
  • Improvements to car parking at Station Approach, Ormskirk (£15,000)
  • Boardwalk at Haskayne Cutting Nature Reserve (£8,000)