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City Plan 2019 - 2040: previous stages

You can see all documents related to the preparation and Examination of the City Plan 2019-2040.

Between 2017 and 2021, the council worked on the production of a new City Plan 2019-2040 for Westminster. The plan was informed by several rounds of public consultation and ongoing engagement with our key partners and stakeholders.

The plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on 19 November 2019.

Following an independent examination by the Planning Inspectorate the council received the Inspectors’ Report on the City Plan 2019-2040 on 19 March 2021. This concluded that with the recommended main modifications, the plan was sound and compliant with legal requirements.

The conclusions of the report meant that the the council could now proceed towards formal adoption at Full Council. The City Plan 2019-2040 was subsequently adopted on 21 April 2021.

See our adoption documents:

City Plan 2019-2040 PDF, 19.81 MB, 216 pages

You can also view an interactive version of the policies map.

The City Plan 2019-2040 is the Local Plan for Westminster and has replaced all policies in Westminster’s City Plan (November 2016) and saved policies in the Unitary Development Plan (2007). It is therefore part of Westminster’s Development Plan together with any made Neighbourhood Plans and the London Plan 2021.

To find out more about City Plan 2019-2040 you can watch the video below and explore the Story Map:

Story map - our plans for Westminster 

Published: 8 January 2021

Last updated: 23 March 2023