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 (see below).
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:
These policies are currently under consideration as we explore how they fit into the wider planning framework within Westminster. Visit our Neighbourhood Plan page to find out more.
Funding helped to purchase air filtration units and install them in teaching rooms throughout the school.
Air quality in the surrounding area is of poor quality and young people's lungs are the most vulnerable so the filtration units help to provide cleaner, better quality air for the students in their learning environment.
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 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 are actively seeking infrastructure projects to put forward for CIL funding that will improve the area’s outdoor spaces and public realm, including improvements to Paddington Street Gardens North and South, exploring improvements to 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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