Westminster is renowned for its exceptional heritage and historic townscape, including over 11,000 listed buildings, the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey World Heritage Site and 56 conservation areas (covering 75% of the Borough). There are also 2 Scheduled Ancient Monuments, 5 Areas of Archaeological Priority and 21 registered historic parks and gardens.
The following pages provide information and guidance on how these important heritage assets can be preserved and enhanced to ensure the exceptional character of Westminster is retained.
The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the Government's planning policies including those on the conservation of the historic environment. Further national guidance on heritage assets is available from English Heritage.
Find out if a property is listed and how to apply for Listed Building Consent.
View Westminster's 56 conservation areas (including maps and publications).
Find out more about conservation area audits and view adopted and draft documents.
Whatever your interest, Westminster City Council welcomes and encourages you to get in touch with suggestions for improvements to the site. Please tell us how useful this page was to you.
Find out about planning policy, for advice on planning permission requirement, submitting or commenting on applications, for details of historic planning decisions and for other general planning enquiries.