Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL)
What is NCIL?
A portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy is to be spent on local priorities; this is called Neighbourhood CIL (NCIL). There is currently about £2.3 million of Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) funds. This is a fund the Council collects from developments and is required to be spent in consultation with local communities. Residents’ views were sought on community priorities to guide the allocation of NCIL funds between February and March 2020. The consultation responses have established community priorities to guide the allocation of NCIL funds. These were adopted by the Council as part of the NCIL Community Priorities document in June 2020.
NCIL community priorities
The consultation established the following priorities for the next two years:
- Air Quality
- Policing resources and Emergency Services
- Parks and Open Spaces
- Community Safety
NCIL Funding Allocations
The first Call for NCIL Projects took place between 24 June to 19 August 2020 inviting projects to be put forward for NCIL funding. Ward councillors considered all applications and the NCIL Allocation Decisions, which can be found on the NCIL Allocation Decisions page, were confirmed by Executive Decision on 4 January 2021.
A list of approved funding allocations can be seen below:
|AB1||Greening and Road Safety in Abingdon ward||£60,000|
|BHT1||Acoustic Camera (Sloane Street/Pont Street)||£18,000|
|BHT3||CCTV Camera (Cadagon Square, Clabon Mew or Pavillion Road)||£17,525|
|BHT7||Ovington Community Safety and Environmental Health Project||£9,500|
|BHT9||Acoustic Camera||As part of BHT1|
|CD3||Cycle Hangar (Edge Street or nearby)||£3,400|
|CR1||Cycle Hangar (Tettcot Road)||£3,400|
|CR5||Bringing adventure play to Flashpoint||£20,000|
|CR6||Another Way Chelsea Youth Club||£30,832|
|CR2||Ropers Gardens Walking Maps and Benches||£8,000|
|CR3||Regeneration of and Investment in Cremorne Gardens||£16,000|
|CV1||The Gardens Project||£15,000|
|DG4||Estate security gates||£6,000|
|EC11||Replacement Planters at Earl's Court Health and Wellbeing Centre||£3,436|
|EC2||Cycle Hangar (Nevern Square)||£3,400|
|EC3||Cycle Hangar (Bramham Garden)||£3,400|
|EC4||Hogarth Road Speed Control||£4,000|
|EC5||Public Realm Safety/Environment in the SE arm of Earl's Court Square - Planters||£6,330|
|EC6||Eardley Crescent Pavement Cleaning||£4,773|
|EC8||A cleaner Earl's Court||£4,846|
|EC9||Lamp column and window branding for a welcoming Earls Court||£10,255|
|HO1||Community Safety Warden (Holland ward)||£59,500|
|HO2||CCTV Camera (Holland ward)||£12,525|
|HO3||Information Board for Holland House||£2,970|
|HO5||St John the Baptist Church Planters||£10,000|
|HO6||Traffic Calming Measures Holland Park||£30,000|
|HO8||Oakwood Court Speed Bumps||£12,000|
|MW3||Kensington Business Forum Christmas Lights (Kensington High Street)||£34,422|
|MW8||Notting Hill Caribbean Cultural Heritage||£8,000|
|MW10||High Street Kensington Community Gardener (aka Green Champion)||£14,750|
|MW17||Kensington and Chelsea Nature Walks||£2,400|
|NNHP1||Clarendon Cross Streetscape, planting and waste management improvements - waste bins and planters||£15,000|
|NNHP2||Acoustic Cameras (Holland Park Avenue / Norland Square)||£18,000|
|ND9 (MW5)||From surviving towards thriving in a Covid-19 world||£12,080|
|ND2||Camelford Walk City Garden||£10,000|
|ND3||Grenfell Walk Flower Garden Project||£18,409|
|PB1||Cycle Hangar (Pembridge Crescent)||£3,400|
|PB2||CCTV Camera (Victoria Gardens)||£17,525|
|QG3||CCTV Camera (Palace Place Mansions / Kensington Court)||£17,525|
|QG5||CCTV Camera (Cornwall Gardens)||£17,525|
|QG8||Traffic measures (Victoria Grove / Thackery Street)||£17,525|
|SH1||Traffic Calming Latimer Road||£7,000|
|SH2||Wellbeing Windows: Alan Morkill House (care home)||£4,900|
|ST2 (MW4)||Chelsea Street Management: Stanley ward (community warden and CCTV)||£155,050|
|STQWNP1||CCTV Camera (North Pole Road)||£20,000|
|STQWNP2||Air quality improvement in the StQW Neighbourhood||£10,000|
How much money is available?
There is currently £2.3 million of NCIL funds (January 2021), collected by ward/neighbourhood plan area. The amount of funds available within each ward or neighbourhood plan area will vary depending on the amounts of CIL collected in that area. The current amounts available are provided in the table below:
Total NCIL available(January 2021)
|Brompton and Hans Town||£206,254|
(Outside of StQ&W Neighbourhood Plan area boundary)
(Outside of Norland Neighbourhood Plan area boundary)
(Outside of StQ&W Neighbourhood Plan area boundary)
|Neighbourhood Plan Areas|
|St Quintin and Woodland Neighbourhood Plan area||£0|
|Norland Neighbourhood Plan Area||£24,462|
How do communities apply for NCIL funding?
Residents, local community groups, residents’ associations, registered charities, infrastructure providers and charitable companies may apply for NCIL funding.
The application form and accompanying guidance note is available on the Planning Policy Consultation page.
The second Call for NCIL Projects is open between 25 February to 8 April inviting projects to be put forward for NCIL funding. Please submit your project funding application forms by the closing time of 11:59pm on 8 April 2021.
All projects will be reviewed and considered for funding by Ward Members.
The Call for NCIL Project funding will be open twice a year from 2021.
The NCIL community Priorities document provides more detail on what NCIL can be used for and how to access the fund.