South Lakeland communities share £28k development pot

Eleven communities have benefited from the money Credit: South Lakeland District Council

Local communities across South Lakeland have shared almost £28,000 from a new development scheme.

Eleven communities have benefited from the money funded by the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

These include Burton in Kendal, Casterton, Grange over Sands, Kendal, Kirkby Ireleth, Kirkby Lonsdale, Levens, Lower Allithwaite, Lower Holker, Ulverston and Hincaster.

The money is paid to parish and town councils to be spent on projects supporting development in the area.

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) has received around £250,000 in CIL payments.

The payments have come from developers since CIL started in 2015.

15% of each CIL payment is now given to the relevant areas every six months.

The money comes alongside Locally Important Projects funding, which SLDC gives to help local communities invest in new initiatives.

SLDC’s Portfolio Holder for Housing and Innovation said: