The Planning Acts control the use of land, the size and appearance of new buildings, their impact on neighbours and (if the building is listed), the internal appearance of the building.
Town Planning is about organising the way land and buildings are used so that as many people as possible, including generations to come, benefit. Councils are required to prepare 'development plans' which are then used to guide development planning decisions about whether or not new uses and buildings are allowed.
View and comment on current planning applications and search historic planning decisions
Guidance on when planning permission is required and pre application advice
Apply for Planning Permission online.
The policy framework that will influence development in Westminster over the next 20 years.
The new national planning policy guidance and what this means for Westminster.
Planning Applications and other local information on your smartphone (Android only)
There are over 11,000 Listed Buildings and 56 Conservation Areas in Westminster.
Development here will include improved mainline and underground stations.
How to obtain a Licence
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