Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Queen's Park Gardens Water Fountain
Queen’s Park Gardens Water Fountain

Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations (2010) enabled the Mayor of London to place a fee on certain developments that create new-build floor space of 100 square metres or more. In addition, Westminster City Council implemented a Westminster Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which came into effect on 1 May 2016 and is charged alongside the Mayor of London’s CIL.

CIL is divided between the City Portion (the ‘strategic’ pot), and the Neighbourhood Portion. Westminster City Council spends the City Portion of CIL delivering the infrastructure needed to support growth. The Neighbourhood Portion is made available to Communities to address local infrastructural, service and facilities needs.

In neighbourhoods such as ours, where a Neighbourhood Plan is in place, the Neighbourhood Portion is 25% of the CIL collected. When the Queen’s Park Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in the 2021 referendum, the community authorised Queen’s Park Community Council as the sole beneficiary of the Neighbourhood CIL.

Queen’s Park Community Council is committed to utilising its CIL funding to forward the ambitions outlined in the Neighbourhood Plan, alongside other services, facilitates and infrastructure projects that meet new needs identified in the community.

Since its implementation, Queen’s Park Community Council’s CIL entitlement totals £2,819.83.

QPCC’s CIL-funded projects:

  • Installation of a drinking water fountain in the Queen’s Park Gardens


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