Saturday 28 December 2019

Brent Council consults on Neighbourhood CIL spending priorities

Brent Council is consulting residents on the Neighbourhood priorties of the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy. This is 15-25% of the levy paid by developers towards infrastructure in the borough. The grants are based around  CIL neighbourhoods and this is the funding available for each:

Harlesden £1,075,000
Kilburn and Kensal £1,075,000
Kingsbury and Kenton £1,075,000
Wembley £4,300,000
Willesden £1,075,000



  • The council collects money from new eligible developments in the Borough through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). CIL is a charge used to help local authorities to deliver the infrastructure needed to support development.   
  • Up to 15 % (or up to 25% where there is a neighbourhood plan in place) of the CIL money collected is available to fund infrastructure, which, among other criteria, is aligned with priorities expressed by local communities, called Neighbourhood Priorities. This proportion of the CIL money is the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) and is applied for by residents and organisations who would like to see more localised, community led, projects being delivered.  
  • It can be spent on the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure, or anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area. Infrastructure includes buildings and services that leave a legacy to an area. For example, NCIL has funded the refurbishment of community spaces and the funding of youth projects. For a list of previous NCIL projects please visit the NCIL webpage.

Why We Are Consulting

  • We need your views on what should be the next neighbourhood priorities for your local area. Applications for NCIL funding will need to state how their proposal meets the neighbourhood priorities of the area that the infrastructure will be delivered in or will benefit.    
  • The current neighbourhood priorities are the same across all five neighbourhoods however this consultation will be to determine neighbourhood specific priorities. The current neighbourhood priorities are: Town centres and High streets, Transport & Roads, Community Spaces & Cultural Facilities and Parks and Green Spaces.
  • The five neighbourhoods areas are the same as the Brent Connect areas: Harlesden, Kilburn, Kingsbury and Kenton, Wembley and Willesden.
  • Please get involved and choose your top priorities for NCIL funding in your neighbourhood. The new neighbourhood priorities will be approved by Cabinet and will inform the expenditure of NCIL from 2020-2023. In three years’ time we will consult again on what the priorities should be.
Previous NCIL project receiving money (Click bottom right corner for full size version). Note: It is worth noting the proportion of applications that were made by community groups, departments of Brent Council and councillors.

1 comment:

Jaine Lunn said...

Disappointed not to see any mention of King Edward V11 Park receiving any funds to upgrade the only park in Wembley at the centre of all the regeneration building of over 2,000 Flats which are afforded very little amenity space.