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Monday, 24 February 2014

Consultation on Community Infrastructure Levy

The Council has been consulting on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and there’s still time to have your say – the deadline for comments is 26th February at 5pm.

CIL allows local authorities to fund infrastructure by charging on new developments in their area. This can include parks, schools, community facilities, and leisure centres, and other similar examples of infrastructure. It cannot be used to fun affordable housing.

The consultation sets out the proposed CIL rates that will be charged on different types of developing in Hackney. It is also asking for views on a draft list of possible infrastructure projects which could be funded through CIL.

This is the part that you might be interested in as a Stoke Newington resident, as the draft list includes:

  • Provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of new and existing transport infrastructure, including:
    • Support to TfL investment relating to Stoke Newington Gyratory
    • A10 Junction improvements
    • Hackney wide cycling improvements.

  • Provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of new and existing open space, which includes Abney Park Cemetery
The list is in Appendix 2 of this document. All the details about the CIL consultation are online here. 

We have campaigned for years for the removal of the one way system. Following a consultation with local residents in 2011 which was clear there was local support for this, we have continued to work with the Council and TfL (who control the road) to push for future options to be investigated and developed in order to take forward the changes.

Please do take the time to have your say - and email your comments to CommunityInfrastructureLevy@hackney.gov.uk 

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