CIL funds

Westminster City Council has now issued detailed guidance and an application process, for the allocation of Neighbourhood CIL funds. Projects have to meet certain criteria set out by the Council, and the application process requires evidence of community consultation and support.
From November 2018-February 2019, Marylebone Forum carried out a community consultation on general topics for CIL funding (see below). So the next step will be to invite ideas for specific projects, and carry out further consultation to gauge support for those projects.
If you have a project to nominate for CIL funding, please complete an Application Form or contact us at


The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tax that local authorities charge developers for infrastructure needs arising from new developments. Currently, £670,000 of CIL money has been collected from new developments in Marylebone which must be spent in the area, and the Marylebone Forum is working to identify priorities for the community. We are asking you to help prioritise which local projects CIL money should be spent on:

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Community facilities 

This could be projects such as: St Marylebone parish church Changing Lives programme will fund improvements to facilities and access for its GP surgery and Healing & Counselling centre.
West London Mission, Seymour Place refurbishment will create a vibrant, creative community hub and enhance services provided to the 100 homeless people who use the centre daily

Cycling infrastructure

This could be projects such as:  Cycle parking facilities will encourage more people to use bikes, and demonstrate that cycling is a viable transport option that is welcomed and supported locally
Segregated cycle lanes will encourage more people to use bikes by making cycling safer, which brings health benefits and reduces car journeys

Greening projects

This could be projects such as:
Tree planting will help to mitigate higher temperatures in our dense urban environment, as well as providing shade and absorbing carbon dioxide. Green walls or planting beds in public realm schemes.


Library facilities

The new Marylebone Library will be located at the redesigned Seymour Leisure Centre, providing the opportunity to create a welcoming, vibrant and inspiring new facility. CIL money could enhance the library facilities above what is currently planned.


Play Spaces provision

This could be projects such as: Under 5s soft play is due to be lost from the Seymour Centre should CIL money be used to create a new play space?
Luxborough St playground refurbishment will create a safe and secure Multi-Use Games area for community use, restoring and enhancing a well-used local amenity


Pedestrian safety improvement projects

This could be projects such as: Improved pedestrian crossings and green man traffic light crossing on local roads, similar to the six additional new crossing on Wigmore Street.


Public realm improvement projects

Improvements around busy stations, intersections and schools will enhance the quality and experience for pedestrian users and improve air quality



Sports & Leisure facilities

Seymour Leisure Centre redesign may include a new pool, gym, and new facilities which, with the new library, will create a vibrant, exciting and inspiring community hub for all.



Improving local broadband speed and blackspots will enable start-ups and small businesses to grow, flourish and work efficiently and competitively



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