The aim of planning is to help ensure sustainable development and growth.
There are several key policies and documents that planning applications in Westminster are determined by. These make up Westminster's development plan and include:
3. London Plan
The government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 2012 created a structure which assists local councils in creating their own local plans. It is part of the government’s reforms to make the planning system less complex and more accessible.
Policies in the NPPF can be used directly to determine planning applications as a material consideration.
A revised National Planning Policy Framework was published on 24 July 2018.