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Community Infrastructure Levy Funding Consultation
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.
Under the CIL regulations, 15% of money collected from new development must be spent on infrastructure provision in the local area in which the development takes place, this is referred to as the ‘neighbourhood portion’.
We are seeking views from residents and businesses to help identify potential infrastructure projects in your local areas that the neighbourhood portion of CIL could help to fund (in whole or part).
This money can 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
However, we recognise that different neighbourhoods will have different priorities for the improvements local people would like to see take place. Collection of CIL is still in its infancy, so amounts received to date are modest - but we want your early engagement and views on what this share of the money collected in your local area should be used for, given it will increase in coming years.
In Haringey, the council has split the Borough into seven CIL neighbourhood group areas where we are seeking to identify what your priorities for local infrastructure improvements are.
For communities located in existing Neighbourhood Forum areas, the CIL Neighbourhood Portion is kept for use in these areas and can be up to 25% of CIL monies collected.
In Haringey there are currently three Neighbourhood Forums; Highgate, Crouch End, and Finsbury Park & Stroud Green.
If you live or work in a Neighbourhood Forum area, the council will liaise directly with these Neighbourhood Forums to identify how they want to prioritise their spending of the Neighbourhood Portion. Details of how to how to get involved are on the respective neighbourhood forum websites - see our Neighbourhood Planning pages for links.
The CIL Neighbourhood Portion fund currently totals around £851K, and the table below shows how much is available currently in each group area. It also shows what is expected to be received from new developments with Planning Permission which haven’t yet commenced (payment is only received upon the commencement of works).
|CIL Area||Neighbourhood Portion of CIL Received||Additional CIL Funding Expected based on existing Planning Permissions *|
|Zone 1 (Alexandra, Fortis Green and Muswell Hill wards)||£144,179||£891,908|
|Zone 2 (Hornsey and Stroud Green wards)||£28,559||£441,323|
|Zone 3 (Bounds Green and Woodside wards)||£90,627||£269,351|
|Zone 4 (Harringay and Noel Park wards)||£249,440||£515,738|
|Zone 5 (White Hart Lane and Northumberland Park wards)||£2,365||£71,724|
|Zone 6 (Seven Sisters, St Ann’s and West Green wards)||£5,423||£110,203|
|Zone 7 (Bruce Grove, Tottenham Green and Tottenham Hale wards)||£25,219||£183,184|
|Highgate Neighbourhood Forum||£241,588||£1,582,382|
|Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum||£64,172||£816,628|
|Finsbury Park and Stroud Green Neighbourhood Forum - Designated September 2018 so no receipts yet||-||-|
* Important: this money is expected but not guaranteed, as CIL is only paid upon development commencement. Not all Planning Permissions are built out.
Identify Projects for funding from the Neighbourhood Portion
Have your say
We would welcome your views on how this share of the CIL money collected in your local area should be spent. You can nominate as many projects are you want. These do not have to be existing projects that you know about - they can be anything from identifying footpaths that you think could be improved to suggestions for new facilities that you think are lacking, such as a new playground or sports hall.
To take part in this consultation, please complete the online survey:
The survey closes on 30 November 2018.
Following the close of the consultation the council will use the responses received to develop a list of projects and schemes that will form the CIL Neighbourhood Project list for each area. This will be approved by the council, and will take into account other funding available and the delivery of other infrastructure projects within the area. This website will be updated with this information. When we collect sufficient funds in each area we will begin to deliver the projects on each list.