We know that air quality is an important issue to local residents and those who work here, recognising its effect on health and wellbeing as well as the wider impact on the environment.
To help address these concerns, we are actively seeking and supporting projects that reduce emissions, improve local air quality and encourage greener actions and behaviours.
Sustainability will also form the foundations of the Marylebone Neighbourhood Plan.
We support applications for CIL funding that tackle the issue of air quality in the local area, for example, the recently installed air filtration units at The St Marylebone CE School.
We continue to seek applications on this and the wider topic of sustainability. Visit our CIL Funding page for more information on how to apply.
Sustainability will be a core theme that runs throughout all of the policies we develop for the Neighbourhood Plan. Policies that are currently under consideration include:
The Marylebone Forum has commissioned an independent report on outdoor air quality across Marylebone. The report highlights substantial improvements during the last few years, and also how concentrations of the two air pollutants of greatest concern have varied during the day, by season and by source (including distance from busy roads).
Air quality is a top priority for residents and businesses in Marylebone as well as Westminster City Council. This project was supported by Marylebone and Regents Park ward councillors, who funded:
The health and wellbeing of those who live and work locally are critical to creating neighbourhood cohesion and enhancing the area’s thriving community spirit.
We are particularly supportive of infrastructure projects and initiatives that offer support to families and individuals in the community who are less advantaged.
Recently supported applications include the club management system at the Feathers Youth & Community Club, the refurbishment of science labs at St Marylebone CE School, the restoration of the St Marylebone parish church building and roof as well as the Church’s wider Changing Lives project .
We are developing policies that support mental and physical wellbeing for all in the community with a focus on encouraging outdoor and recreation activities.
Policies currently under consideration include enhancing the provision of outdoor space for relaxation and social interaction and supporting major developments that incorporate new or improved play space.
The policies also tie in with those on the theme of Sustainability’
2023 will see the completion of an extensive restoration and renovation programme at St Marylebone Church.
This will enable the church to continue to support some of the most vulnerable people in our area and safeguard the building for generations to come.
For the area to thrive, its outdoor spaces and streets must be of a high standard and function to meet the needs of those who live, work and run businesses here, as well as appeal to those visiting or passing through the area.
We support infrastructure projects that will improve the area's outdoor spaces and public realm.
We have recently supported the CIL application from St Mary's Bryanston Square primary school for playground refurbishment, which includes increased community use outside of school hours. We have also supported Harley Street BID's CIL application for primary survey & investigation reports for Paddington Street Gardens North & South, as the first phase to explore improvements for seating and the children's play area.
We are developing policies for the Neighbourhood Plan that work within existing planning frameworks to ensure that public spaces and local streets work for all members of the community. Policies currently under consideration include encouraging sustainable transport (reducing car use and encouraging walking and cycling), support for small businesses (including retail) as well as focussed policies in areas such as Edgware Road.
Completed in August 2021 by Marble Arch London BID, the Edgware Road Insights Study provides an economic overview of the trading scene across the Forum’s western edge. The study covered ground floor uses, lease lengths, rents, vacancy rates, catchment area, night-time economy, development pipeline and user perceptions, plus a set of detailed planning recommendations to underpin and provide the evidence base for Edgware Road Corridor policies in our emerging Neighbourhood Plan.
The Forum part funded the study through CIL, along with matching funding from the Hyde Park Paddington Forum which covers the western side of Edgware Road.
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