Anyone who wishes to carry out work on buildings or land may be required to, firstly, secure planning permission. Planning permission is necessary for a wide range of development, including relatively minor alterations that may affect the appearance or use of buildings and you may need to apply for one or more consents.
The Planning Portal offers general advice on planning matters, interactive tools, mini guides to common projects, together with fee and volume calculators. You can also make your application online.
Please note a high proportion of Westminster is designated as Conservation Areas and restrictions apply. You can check online if you property is a Listed Building or in a Conservation Area.
Apply for Pre Application Advice or a meeting to discuss proposals
A visual Guide for Householders
The Development Framework
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.