Neighbourhood CIL Bidding Round Announced
Westminster City Council has announced a further round of Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) bidding.
CIL is generated through developments, based on a set fee per square metre and collected by Westminster City Council. The City Council decides how the bulk of that funding is spent, but where there is a Neighbourhood Forum in place, such as the Hyde Park Paddington Neighbourhood Forum, 15% of the CIL money is termed the ‘Neighbourhood portion’, on which the City Council has a duty to consult the Neighbourhood Forum.
There is currently ££635,534 in the Neighbourhood portion of collected CIL in the Hyde Park Paddington designated Forum area.
At the HPP Neighbourhood Forum Annual General Meeting on 6 February we will invite members of the Forum to consider project ideas for submission to Westminster City Council.
The criteria for projects include supporting growth, being capable of delivery within 12 months of funding being agreed and being forward-looking – not attempting to solve existing problems.
Ideas must fall within particular categories that align with City Council services, broadly public realm/transport, health/community services, education, parks/sport/leisure, utilities/waste. Support from our local ward councillors and relevant City Council officers for ideas must be obtained.
To make a project suggestion or if you have any questions about the process, you can drop us an email, or call Mike Fairmaner (at Marble Arch London BID) on 020 3145 1204.
This is a wonderful opportunity to support the neighbourhood and for residents, businesses and BIDs to work together to enhance the district as a place to live, work, learn, stay, shop, do business and visit.
The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2020.
In the previous round of Neighbourhood CIL funding, Hyde Park Paddington Neighbourhood Forum was successful in securing approval for four of the five projects submitted – Burwood Place, Sussex Gardens, Connaught Village Green and The Bays.