Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy (1)

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


One year on from the introduction of your Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - intended to raise £300million towards the costs of Crossrail - what is your assessment of the impact this levy is having on boroughs' ability to secure funding for other priorities, including affordable housing?


Answer for Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy (1)

Answer for Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

So far, four boroughs have their own CILs in place and another 11 have published Draft proposals and are at various stages of the statutory process. Overall, there has been little evidence that the CIL rates set by the Mayor have been a significant factor inhibiting boroughs in setting their own, or in achieving other strategic and local planning policy priorities. Indeed, most boroughs are proposing rates which are multiples of those I have set, and these are much more likely to affect the kinds of priorities you have mentioned. This is a matter I am keeping under close review, and which I will raise with boroughs as appropriate.