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Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL)
- What is Neighbourhood CIL (NCIL)?
- NCIL Redistribution Consultation (2020)
- Round 1 Consultation (2018)
- Round 2 Consultation (TBC)
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 recognised in the CIL Governance Document.
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.
The consultation ran from 3 February to 9 March 2020. Thanks to everyone who took part.
We consulted on changing the CIL Governance document to allow the council to consider redistributing NCIL more fairly across the borough. This could mean spending NCIL in a different area to where it was raised.
What are the proposed changes?
The proposed changes to the CIL Governance document that we sought your views on are set out in the NCIL Redistribution consultation document (PDF, 120KB).
The proposed changes could mean spending NCIL in a different area to where it was raised.
You can view the existing un-changed document: CIL Charging Schedule updated with Governance and revised Reg 123 (PDF, 685KB).
Why are we proposing the changes?
The arrangements within the existing CIL Governance document result in very large differences in the amount of NCIL available in each area, as set out in the table below. This is not necessarily reflective of the amount of development in each area (because the charging rates vary between areas) or the need for investment in the area. The existing approach does not allow the council to redistribute NCIL across the areas in a fairer way. The council would like to change this approach to enable NCIL to be fairer.
NCIL available under existing arrangements as at 31 December 2019
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 and Plan Area
Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum Area
What will we do with your comments?
We will consider all comments received and make a decision on the changes to the CIL Governance document. Details on the decision made will be published on this page.
In October to November 2018 the council sought views from residents and businesses on what NCIL could be spent on.
Thank you to all those who submitted responses to this consultation.
The results of this consultation and the successful NCIL projects will be listed on this page in due course when a decision has been made.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org