What’s the Consultation About?
When developers receive planning permission for some larger, new developments, they’re required to make a payment to the council. This helps fund local infrastructure improvements. This payment is called Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Of this, between 15-25% of the funds has to be allocated by the Council as Neighbourhood CIL.
On the basis of feedback received from this consultation, the council will decide how to prioritise spending on particular Neighbourhood CIL funded projects. These projects could be delivered by the council if they relate to council assets, e.g. a park. The council could also deliver projects that are good ideas, but where no other body came forward to deliver them. Alternatively, the council could allocate funds to local community groups where it believes that these groups can deliver the projects themselves.
We need YOU to say that you’d like the money to be spent on Cricklewood Library. You could mention that:
The library building and Gladstone village have generated a lot of CIL money
The new residents will need services and will benefit massively from having the library/community hub on their doorstep
There has been no investment in recent years
A little investment would go a long way, and will be a sustainable use of funding
Please help – it won’t take long, and could make a huge difference to the campaign. Please share this mail with other interested parties. Thanks!
The deadline is midnight on 30 March, so don’t put it off!