The Knightsbridge Partnership have made three funding applications in July to access the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) available from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea obtain Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) via a charge levied on new development in the borough. 15% of the CIL obtained is apportioned as Neighbourhood CIL (NCIL). This allocation is to be spent on local priorities identified by local communities and agreed by ward councillors.
Through consultation pre pandemic, the top borough wide community priorities identified by respondents were:
- Air Quality
- Policing resources and Emergency Services
- Parks and Open Spaces
- Community Safety
Each ward also featured specific priorities to align with their individual requirements. Once applications are received within the NCIL application window, these are managed by Planning and Place at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Once reviewed against the local priorities the projects are considered by ward councillors.
The Knightsbridge Partnership submitted three applications. The second application focused on the supply and installation of 10 moveable public realm CCTV cameras within Brompton and Hans Town Ward. The moveable public realm CCTV cameras will be utilised to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the Knightsbridge area by detecting incidents and through partnership with the Safer Business Network, key offenders will be identified and reported effectively to the Metropolitan Police.
Knightsbridge Partnership is awaiting the result of the funding application.