Planning briefs aim to assist in the redevelopment of sites by acting as a 'stepping stone' between the matters that will need to be addressed in any application for planning permission and the regional and local policies contained in the development plan for Westminster.
Where appropriate, a planning brief will interpret and develop detail in respect of the site that is too specific for the UDP policies. It does not repeat or alter policies in the plan, and if there are any differences of application, these are specifically noted. The brief may also discuss alternative land uses that may be appropriate, any restrictions that apply to the site, and any other issues of importance.
It is anticipated that in setting down and consulting on this advice, it will provide consistent, quality guidance to developers. This should improve the planning process, the efficiency of any subsequent planning application and the quality of the final development at the planning brief site.