New guidance from Estates on securing funding from developers for projects and developments with partners

New guidance has been published to establish a consistent and collaborative approach in securing and using funding from developers for healthcare in North Central London (NCL). The guidance has been developed in collaboration with partners across NCL, reflecting coordinated engagement in the planning system between the CCG and the five boroughs over the past two years. It aims to establish a joined-up and standardised approach in utilising developer contributions in Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Islington and Camden whilst recognising the differences in processes and priorities. A summary of the guidance can be found here.

Developer contributions relates to Section 106 (s106) obligations and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Both are funding contributions by developers when planning permission is given for any project or development.

Although s106 funding and CIL monies are two different processes they work in parallel:

  • S106 funds are collected from developers for any projects being delivered in specific areas, to mitigate the impact of development, for example new housing schemes. There are usually restrictions on how, when and where the money is spent within set time limits.
  • A CIL is a planning charge used as a tool to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of an area.

Once s106 and CIL funds have been secured, an application for capital funding can be secured for new and improved infrastructure projects. The guidance on applying for, securing and using these two types of funds has been created to outline principles, good practice and recommendation of standardised processes for use by all partners across North London.

Working together in partnership will allow for a more efficient and strategic partnership for commissioning and integrating health and social care services in NCL. Underpinning this guidance is developing a place based approach to support the delivery of services and optimise the use of assets within the public sector.