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Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Fund

These pages explain the Neighbourhood CIL, what it can be spent on, and how you can access funds for your projects.

Carbon offset successful bids

Summary of decision 

The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development has approved the following Carbon Offset bids:

  • English National Opera LED lighting replacement: £274,000 to replace lighting at the London Coliseum with energy efficient LED lighting, aligned with ENO's net zero goals
  • WECH power station: £21,300 for a feasibility study to create a 'power station' at Walterton and Elgin Community Homes (WECH), incorporating solar panels and more, contributing to renewable energy generation and carbon reduction.

Reasons for decision

The decision ensure that carbon offset funds are a robust and effective expenditure and is in line with the Town and Country Planning Act (1990), the Greater London Authority guidance for London’s Local Planning Authorities on establishing carbon offset funds (2022), and the council’s strategic priorities, the Westminster Carbon Offset Fund Guidance (2023), and the council’s frameworks for resource allocation and management.

Published: 1 September 2023

Last updated: 26 April 2024