Neighbourhood areas

1. Set up a neighbourhood area

To undertake neighbourhood planning in Westminster, communities must first apply to the council to formally designate the area that reflects the geographic extent of the neighbourhood.

To designate a neighbourhood area, you need to send in the following:

  • a map showing the area you want designated a neighbourhood area
  • a statement explaining why this area is considered appropriate for designation
  • a statement that the organisation or body is a parish council or capable of being designated as a neighbourhood forum

Send applications to Policy and Strategy, Westminster City Council, 15th Floor, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP​.

Once received, we'll publish the application online and in other appropriate ways, to give people who live, work and carry out business in the application area at least 6 weeks to comment. After this consultation period, we’ll then consider the application before designation.

For more information on the process for making this application, please contact

Find out how to set up a neighbourhood forum.

2. Live neighbourhood area applications

There are currently no live neighbourhood area applications.

3. Past neighbourhood area applications

You can view all past applications and designation notices below. 

Neighbourhood Application documents Designation
Bayswater Bayswater application Bayswater neighbourhood area designation notice
Belgravia Belgravia application Belgravia neighbourhood area designation notice
Buckingham Gate Buckingham Gate application Buckingham Gate application refused
Chelsea Barracks Chelsea Barracks application Chelsea Barracks neighbourhood area application refused
Church Street Church Street application Church Street neighbourhood area designation notice
Churchill Gardens Estate Churchill Gardens Estate application Churchill Gardens Estate neighbourhood area designation notice
Ebury Bridge Village Ebury Bridge Village application Ebury Bridge Village neighbourhood area designation notice
Fitzrovia (cross borough) Fitzrovia (cross borough) application Fitzrovia (cross borough) application refused
Fitzrovia (West) Fitzrovia (West) application Fitzrovia (West) neighbourhood business area designation notice
Hyde Park and Paddington Hyde Park and Paddington application Hyde Park and Paddington neighbourhood business area designation notice

Knightsbridge application

Knightsbridge neighbourhood area designation notice
Knightsbridge Village Knightsbridge Village application Knightsbridge Village application refused
Little Venice and Maida Vale Little Venice and Maida Vale application Little Venice and Maida Vale neighbourhood area designation notice
Maida Hill Maida Hill application Maida Hill neighbourhood area designation notice
Marylebone Marylebone application Marylebone neighbourhood business area designation notice
Mayfair Mayfair application Mayfair neighbourhood business area designation notice
Notting Hill East Notting Hill East application Notting Hill East neighbourhood area designation notice
Pimlico Pimlico application Pimlico neighbourhood area designation notice
Queen's Park Queen's Park application Queen's Park neighbourhood area designation notice
St. James's St. James's application St. James's neighbourhood business area designation notice
St. John's Wood St. John's Wood application St. John's Wood neighbourhood area designation notice
Soho Soho application Soho neighbourhood business area designation notice
South East Bayswater South East Bayswater application South East Bayswater neighbourhood area designation notice
Victoria Victoria application Victoria neighbourhood business area designation notice
Vincent Square Vincent Square application  
Westbourne (ward) Westbourne (ward) application Westbourne (ward) neighbourhood area designation notice

View a map of neighbourhood areas in Westminster

Last updated: 31 January 2020