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Local Infrastructure Fund



Latest Local Infrastructure Fund (LIF) consultation 2021

The LIF consultation started on Monday 8 November 2021 to Monday 20 December 2021 (6 weeks).

If you would like to take part in this consultation, please visit our dedicated consultation platform.

Visit Let's Talk Tower Hamlets



What is the Local Infrastructure Fund (LIF)?

The Local Infrastructure Fund (LIF) is the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ term for the neighbourhood portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL).

The focus of LIF is to help deliver local infrastructure and address the demands and pressures that development places on an area. 

When there is a new development, developers are required to pay a charge which is called the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and this used to provide a range of infrastructure across the borough.

CIL regulations require 15 per cent to 25 per cent of CIL to be set aside as the neighbourhood portion. The council approved 25 per cent of CIL to be used as its neighbourhood portion – known as LIF.

Government guidance on the neighbourhood CIL requires that we engage with the local communities where development has taken place.

This tells us how to spend that specific pot of money and ensure it matches the priorities expressed by our local communities.

The latest consultation feedback - 2020 LIF consultation

The last consultation took place between 9 November until 18 December 2020. To provide feedback on what local people told us during the consultation, a consultation statement is now available with a supporting appendix.

The statement provides a brief overview of the local infrastructure project themes local people suggested during the consultation for further consideration by the council. The accompanying appendix lists all the verbatim responses which represents the 550+ projects suggestions.

For further information about LIF, what  projects were previously allocated LIF money and future consultation updates please visit our dedicated consultation platform Lets Talk Tower Hamlets.