Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL)

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
  • Streetscape
  • 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:

AB1Greening and Road Safety in Abingdon ward£60,000
AB2Cycle Hangars£3,400
BHT1Acoustic Camera (Sloane Street/Pont Street)£18,000
BHT3CCTV Camera (Cadagon Square, Clabon Mew or Pavillion Road)£17,525
BHT7Ovington Community Safety and Environmental Health Project£9,500
BHT9Acoustic CameraAs part of BHT1
CD3Cycle Hangar (Edge Street or nearby)£3,400
CR1Cycle Hangar (Tettcot Road)£3,400
CR5Bringing adventure play to Flashpoint£20,000
CR6Another Way Chelsea Youth Club£30,832
CR2Ropers Gardens Walking Maps and Benches£8,000
CR3Regeneration of and Investment in Cremorne Gardens£16,000
CV1The Gardens Project£15,000
DG4Estate security gates£6,000
EC11Replacement Planters at Earl's Court Health and Wellbeing Centre£3,436
EC2Cycle Hangar (Nevern Square)£3,400
EC3Cycle Hangar (Bramham Garden)£3,400
EC4Hogarth Road Speed Control£4,000
EC5Public Realm Safety/Environment in the SE arm of Earl's Court Square - Planters£6,330
EC6Eardley Crescent Pavement Cleaning£4,773
EC8A cleaner Earl's Court£4,846
EC9Lamp column and window branding for a welcoming Earls Court£10,255
HO1Community Safety Warden (Holland ward)£59,500
HO2CCTV Camera (Holland ward)£12,525
HO3Information Board for Holland House£2,970
HO5St John the Baptist Church Planters£10,000
HO6Traffic Calming Measures Holland Park£30,000
HO8Oakwood Court Speed Bumps£12,000
MW3Kensington Business Forum Christmas Lights (Kensington High Street)£34,422
MW8Notting Hill Caribbean Cultural Heritage£8,000
MW10High Street Kensington Community Gardener (aka Green Champion)£14,750
MW17Kensington and Chelsea Nature Walks£2,400
NNHP1Clarendon Cross Streetscape, planting and waste management improvements - waste bins and planters£15,000
NNHP2Acoustic Cameras (Holland Park Avenue / Norland Square)£18,000
ND9 (MW5)From surviving towards thriving in a Covid-19 world£12,080
ND2Camelford Walk City Garden£10,000
ND3Grenfell Walk Flower Garden Project£18,409
ND6DIY Nottingwood£4,528
PB1Cycle Hangar (Pembridge Crescent)£3,400
PB2CCTV Camera (Victoria Gardens)£17,525
QG3CCTV Camera (Palace Place Mansions / Kensington Court)£17,525
QG5CCTV Camera (Cornwall Gardens)£17,525
QG8Traffic measures (Victoria Grove / Thackery Street)£17,525
SH1Traffic Calming Latimer Road£7,000
SH2Wellbeing Windows: Alan Morkill House (care home)£4,900
ST2 (MW4)Chelsea Street Management: Stanley ward (community warden and CCTV)£155,050
STQWNP1CCTV Camera (North Pole Road)£20,000
STQWNP2Air 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
Chelsea Riverside£72,696
(Outside of StQ&W Neighbourhood Plan area boundary)
Earl's Court£6,441

(Outside of Norland Neighbourhood Plan area boundary)

Notting Dale
(Outside of Norland Neighbourhood Plan area boundary)
Queen's Gate£21,617
Royal Hospital£74,427
St Helen's
(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.

NCIL Community Priorities

NCIL Summary

Poll Analysis

Poll Consultation Schedule

Inovem consultation schedule

Equality Impact Assessment