MOBILE libraries and improvements to library gardens are among the schemes that could be funded with cash from developers.

When major planning applications are approved, the developer is often required to provide a “community infrastructure levy” – a pot of cash that will be used to boost services in the area.

Last year developers in the Bradford District paid out £1,108,083 in CIL money.

Some of this cash goes to Parish Councils, with the rest going to Bradford Council to decide where it should be spent.

At a meeting of the Council’s Executive on Tuesday members were given the breakdown of where the £886,978 given to Bradford Council will go.

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£312,216 will be spent on boosting education facilities, £191,587 on parks and green spaces, £70,958 on walking and cycling schemes, £70,958 on improving wildlife habitats and £63,862 on library services.

A report to the Executive said this library allocated cash would be spent on schemes to offer business support within libraries, refurbishments and upgrading library gardens.

It would also be used to roll out a mobile library service that “will cover the harder to reach areas.”

The remainder of this year’s CIL cash will be used to provide public realm improvements in the Top of Town area of Bradford city centre.