Wednesday 23 May 2018

Neighbourhood CIL consultation closes today with key information unavailable

Brent Council's Neighbourhood CIL consultation closes today without the publication of the results of the Round 2 of Neighbourhood CIL allocations.

Consultation should be based on the easy availability of information on the subject and so this non-publication undermines the credibility of the process. The delay in publication was blamed by Cllr Shama Tatler on one organisation not completing the final paper work although if some of the allocations are controversial non-publication may be convenient.

I have asked, without success, that the deadline be extended to allow for consideration of the outcome of Round 2 before completing the survey.

This is from Brent's email system:

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act (2008) to provide a fair and transparent means for ensuring that any new planned development contributes to the cost of the surrounding infrastructure.

The Council must spend some CIL funds on priorities that are agreed in consultation with the local community. This is known as ‘Neighbourhood CIL’.  At least 15% of CIL funds will be spent on Neighbourhood projects, or at least 25% where there is an adopted Neighbourhood Plan, such as in Sudbury Town.

Brent’s Neighbourhood CIL Programme was launched in July 2017.  As it has now been in operation for almost one year, Brent Council would be keen to hear your views, learn about your experience of the programme and receive any suggestions for improvement through the survey below.

This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us via

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The biggest loser from the way the Labour party is handling CIL are the poorer areas
like Kilburn . The Kilburn Labour party decided not to set up a local task force
( including residents) to manage the £1.1million funds due to Kilburn because of the air and noise pollution and lost of green space.iInstead they agreed that Cllr Tatler can
make all the decisions without local consulatation.

It was an opportunity missed .