Published: 21 December 2021
The planning application for the redevelopment of sites A, B and C as part of the Church Street regeneration programme has been submitted to the Local Planning Authority at Westminster City Council.
Church Street sites A, B and C are part of the Church Street Estate owned by Westminster City Council. The sites are located at the western end of Church Street, adjacent to Edgware Road.
The submission of this application follows detailed consultation with both the residents of Church Street sites A, B and C and local neighbours, councillors and amenity groups. The details of this consultation can be found in our Statement of Community Involvement located on the Church Street website or the council’s planning portal.
The planning application submitted is formed of two parts; a detailed application for site A (proposed to be constructed as the first phase of the development) and an outline area application for sites B and C. The details for the sites within the outline area will take shape in due course through further community consultation.
The decision to redevelop sites A, B and C was taken following community consultation in 2019. Further engagement followed and a two-stage pre-planning consultation was carried out earlier this year.
The proposals include building 1,100 high-quality homes, half of which will be affordable. All current secure tenants and resident leaseholders will have the right to return to a new home in the new development.
As well as building new homes which are much-needed in the area, we propose improvements to the Church Street Market infrastructure, new public green spaces and a new library.
Cllr Heather Acton, Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Communities, said:
Our ambition is to make Church Street a great place to live, visit and work. We want to create a neighbourhood of quality homes, new leisure, cultural and commercial facilities, and help provide new jobs and employment opportunities.
Our proposals for Sites A, B and C are part of our plan to regenerate the area, as set out in our Church Street Masterplan. Some projects are already under construction, such as the Green Spine and new homes and enterprise spaces at Lisson Arches.
We want local people and businesses to remain at the heart of this vibrant area of Westminster and we have been working closely with the local community to shape the plans for the regeneration.
The planning application is now undergoing formal statutory consultation. Comments on the planning application can be made direct to the Local Planning Authority using the Westminster online Planning portal quoting 21/08160/COOUT.