Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL)

What is Neighbourhood CIL (NCIL)?

The council collects money for infrastructure from new developments through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). This is a charge based on the floorspace of new developments.

Legislation allows 15% of CIL to be spent on infrastructure or 'anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area'. In places with an adopted Neighbourhood Plan, this increases to 25% of CIL. This is called Neighbourhood CIL (NCIL).

NCIL may be used to deliver a wide range of local projects - for example:

  • Road and footpath improvements
  • Tree planting
  • New or improved play spaces and facilities
  • Community safety measures (eg CCTV, lighting)
  • New or improved cycling facilities
  • Traffic calming measures
  • Improvements to school grounds and buildings
  • The improvement of local facilities such as libraries, community centres or sports halls

The process for deciding how the council spends NCIL is set out in the council’s CIL Governance document (see below). NCIL spend projects must be decided following consultation with local people.

Haringey is currently split into nine NCIL areas:

  • Area 1 - Fortis Green, Muswell Hill and Alexandra
  • Area 2 - Hornsey and Stroud Green
  • Area 3 - Bounds Green and Woodside
  • Area 4 - Noel Park and Harringay
  • Area 5 - White Hart Lane and Northumberland Park
  • Area 6 - West Green, St Ann’s and Seven Sisters
  • Area 7 - Bruce Grove, Tottenham Green and Tottenham Hale
  • Highgate Neighbourhood Forum Area
  • Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum Area

The Finsbury Park and Stroud Green Neighbourhood Forum is not currently recognised in the CIL Governance Document.

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There are different NCIL spend arrangements where a community has an adopted Neighbourhood Plan in place. In Haringey there are three Neighbourhood Forums:

Currently only Highgate has an adopted Neighbourhood Plan which means that 25% of CIL may be spent on NCIL projects.

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NCIL Distribution and Round 1 Spend

From 3 February to 9 March 2020 the Council consulted on changing the CIL Governance document to allow the Council to spend NCIL in a different area to where it was collected and the necessary amendments to the document to give effect to the same. You can view the consultation document here:

NCIL Redistribution consultation document (PDF, 120KB).

In total 86 responses were received to the consultation. 27 responses (31.4%) supported the proposed amendments, 50 responses (58.1%) opposed the proposed amendments and 9 responses (10.5%) did not indicate a clear for or against position.

Having regard to the responses received to the consultation, the Council decided to amend the CIL Governance document and allocate NCIL across the borough via a fairer approach.

A list of projects for NCIL spend has now been approved. These projects were identified the community through the NCIL spending consultation in October to November 2018 (‘Round 1’ Consultation) and have been selected for delivery in accordance with the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended), the criteria in the Council’s CIL Governance document for prioritising infrastructure projects to be funded by CIL, and the Borough Plan priorities. 

The full list of approved projects is available in the Annual CIL Reports.

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Round 2 Spend Projects Consultation (TBC)

The council will be running a Round 2 spending projects consultation to help decide what to spend NCIL on in the future.

More details and timescales for this will be published on this page in due course. If you would like to be notified when this consultation goes live, please email

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Page last updated:

May 21, 2021