Community Infrastructure Levy (2)

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Under plans referred to in the press as the 'Boles bung', in places where there is a neighbourhood development plan or development order in place, 25 per cent of the CIL collected must either be given directly to the parish council or the local authority must work with the local area on how to spend the money. However, the regulations make clear this applies to all CIL charging authorities except the Mayor. There's been some controversy about this - what is your response to the critics?


Answer for Community Infrastructure Levy (2)

Answer for Community Infrastructure Levy (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am not aware of any significant controversy about this matter, which reflects the inevitable differences between Community Infrastructure Levies (CIL) set at strategic level by the Mayor to fund infrastructure of Londonwide importance, and those set by boroughs for more local priorities. My CIL is intended to raise money to help pay for the Crossrail project under a funding agreement between ministers, TfL and myself.