Application forms

The quickest and easiest way to make your planning applications is online. You can do so using either the Planning Portal or iApply.


Planning Portal

Available payment methods:

  • debit card
  • credit card

Available payment methods:

  • BAC
  • debit card
  • credit card
Apply online using iApply Apply online using Planning Portal

There is step-by-step advice for each application form and your application will be immediately sent to the council.

See a list of all the application forms. You can submit an application online or you can download the application forms and post the completed application to the address at the top of the form.

Applications submitted by post will take longer to review than online applications.

How to avoid delays in processing your application

An application will only be progressed once we receive all of the necessary plans, supporting documentation and the appropriate fee.  Applications are often incomplete because:

  • the necessary application fee hasn’t been paid
  • a completed Community Infrastructure Levy form hasn’t been submitted
  • the ownership certificate submitted is incorrect
  • a site location plan hasn’t been submitted - site plans can be bought here
  • the plans submitted do not show the existing situation and the proposed scheme adequately or accurately

To avoid delays caused by your application being incomplete please ensure you read the validation checklist and fees list before submitting your application.

Further information

All planning applications must be accompanied by a CIL Additional Information Form. The completed form will provide sufficient information to allow us to determine whether the development is liable to pay the Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)Guidance notes are also available.

The responsibility to pay the levy runs with the ownership of the land, unless another party has assumed liability.  An Assumption of CIL Liability Form should be submitted to the council with the planning application to ensure that the CIL liability notice is issued to the correct party.

Application forms

Full planning permission
Listed building consent
Advertisement consent
Reserved matters, removal or variation of conditions
Approval of details
Non-material amendments to an approval
Prior approval/ prior notification
Certificates of lawfulness
Tree works application form

Basement Applications

The City Council formally adopted the latest version of Westminster’s City Plan (July 2016), which includes the Basements Revision and the Mixed Use Revision, on 13 July 2016. The policy relating to basements (CM 28.1 Basement Development) requires the applicant to comply with the City Council’s new Code of Construction Practice when undertaking their development in order to ensure that the environmental impact of construction works is monitored, controlled and managed. 

We no longer require submission of a Construction Management Plan to validate your planning application as this will form part of the Code of Construction Practice (these details must be submitted to the Environmental Sciences Team after planning permission has been granted but at least 40 days prior to works commencing). However we do require the submission of a signed draft version of the proforma Appendix A Checklist B (from the Code of Construction Practice) at validation stage in order to indicate your intention to comply with the Code at the relevant stage. Please note, this draft version does not need to be sent to or signed by the Environmental Sciences Team at planning application stage.

View the code of construction appendix.

Last updated: 18 August 2016
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