The National Planning Policy Framework requires local boroughs to identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide 5 years’ worth of housing against their housing requirements and an additional buffer of 5% (moved forward from later in the plan period) to ensure choice and competition in the market for land.
Westminster City Council is delivering a flexible supply of land for housing. We have identified a list of developable sites to deliver housing over the next 5 years, and a further list of proposed sites which could deliver housing in the next 6 to10 years and 11 to 15 years.
This list is based on unimplemented planning permissions for residential development, sites for which there is an existing planning brief, housing renewal or regeneration sites, ‘Proposals Sites’ identified in Westminster’s City Plan (adopted November 2016) and sites from the GLA Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (Summer 2017).
The schedule and map are updated annually:
5 to 15 year housing supply schedule (2016) Westminster City Council
Westminster Housing Market Analysis Summary report (Wessex Economics, 2015)
Westminster Housing Market Analysis Full report (Wessex Economics, 2015)
Westminster Housing Market Study (ECORYS, 2014)
Prime Residential Market in Westminster (2014) Published by City of Westminster and Ramidus Consulting Ltd.
Affordable Housing Viability Study: Mixed Use Development Payments in Lieu (2011) DTZ Research. Published by Westminster City Council (jointly commissioned with London Borough of Camden)
Affordable Housing Viability Study: Payments in Lieu of Affordable Housing (April 2011) (2011) DTZ Research. Published by Westminster City Council
Financial Viability Assessment: Affordable Housing Proportions and Thresholds (2010) DTZ Research. Published by Westminster City Council (jointly commissioned with London Borough of Camden)
Housing Renewal Strategy (2010) Westminster City Council.
Proposed Affordable Housing Threshold: The Impact on Viability (2009) DTZ. Published by Westminster City Council
North London Sub-Region Strategic Housing Market Assessment (2009) Opinion Research Services. Published by City of Westminster and the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Islington and Camden.
Housing Density Study (2008) Westminster City Council
Housing Needs Assessment 2006 (2007) Fordham Research. Published by Westminster City Council.
Housing Strategy 2007-2012 (2007) Westminster City Council.