The opportunity for members of the public to comment on planning applications is an important part of the planning process. Your comments help us to reach informed decisions.
We understand that people often feel very strongly about development proposals but ask that you please ensure your comments remain respectful of others. Comments that are considered to be offensive or abusive may be removed from the website.
All submissions, published or otherwise, are reviewed by planning officers as part of the process of considering the planning application.
Our Planning Committees are split into 4 sub-committees which take place on a weekly basis.
The Planning and City Development Committee meets only on strategic and policy maters.
The links below will take you to agendas and committee report packs for each subcommittee.
To view the supporting documents for the committee cases, please search current applications.
Further information on our committees including historic committee reports and are also available on the committee pages.
Our archives contain a number of historic planning related documents dating back to the 1940s. These are stored in a remote location and can be scanned and made available for viewing upon request.
Due to the nature of the material in these files, often coming from a number of different sources, there is no guarantee that the file will be complete or indexed in a date order format. As a result, researching these documents may take a lot of time and effort on your part to locate the information you need.
The cost of identifying and scanning this information is £300. Where files cover a number of volumes, the price will increase and we will let you know of these additional charges.
Please be aware that, due to the existing laws covering Data Protection, you can only view this information at the council offices.
For enquiries send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
From the 28 January 2019, residents and interested parties will be able to subscribe to E-Notifications. E-Notification is a new online service that will enable residents and businesses to sign up to a MyWestminster account in order to be notified electronically of any Planning and/or Licensing applications that have been submitted to the Council.
Please note, in order to see your existing searches customers must sign up to a MyWestminster account. Please remember to sign-up with the e-mail address you used for Public Access. Once your account has been created, please refresh the Public Access search page you were originally on, select the 'Login' tab and you should be logged in automatically. This is because we have merged Public Access functionality into MyWestminster to improve the service we deliver to you. If you are unsure of your password, please use the Password Reset feature
87% of customers respond to planning and licensing application via Public Access, and in response to our customers working in a more electronic way, we have decided to introduce a new service which will allow customers to subscribe and receive alerts on planning and licensing applications across the borough. The new service will improve the end to end customer journey, by allowing a fully electronic notification and response process. This is a pilot scheme and will not replace the existing notifications received through the post