Labour are set to force through a 90% cut in money expected to be used by local communities to improve their areas.
For every new home built in your area, the developer pays some money to the council to improve the local area. This is called the ‘Community Infrastructure Levy’.
The Government guidelines state that at least 15% of this money should be retained and used locally. Labour want to push that all the way down to 1.5%.
The cut means that 98.5% of the money raised from local developments will be spent elsewhere in the city rather than in your area.
Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed, leader of the Lib Dems on Sheffield City Council said, “Labour’s cut shows a complete lack of trust in local communities.
“They’re taking money away from local communities. Yet again, Labour want to decide how to spend your money in the Town Hall.
“Whether it be road safety, new play equipment or anything else, local communities know what is best for their area. This is about empowering and trusting communities to do what they think is best – something Labour are refusing to do.”
Liberal Democrats in the Town Hall would empower and trust all communities in Sheffield. It’s time to demand better in Sheffield.