How the project will be funded

The council plans to allocate a £9 million contribution of community infrastructure levy (CIL) money to build the centre.

This is money provided to the council when new developments are built, to assist it in providing new community facilities. The money for the bereavement centre is in addition to CIL money already set aside for leisure, community projects and new infrastructure.

The council is confident within two years the bereavement centre, which will provide services to families at or below the market rate, will begin to generate an income for the council.

This income helps us fund community projects and negates the need to increase Council Tax.