Between 2017 and 2019, the council worked on the production of a new City Plan 2019-2040 for Westminster. This page explains how the submission version of the City Plan 2019-2040 was informed by several rounds of public consultation and ongoing engagement with the council’s key partners and stakeholders. It also provides further background on the stages prior to the Examination in Public.
Regulation 19 consultation
Prior to submission to the Secretary of State, the council consulted on a Full Regulation 19 publication draft City Plan 2019 - 2040 between 19 June 2019 and 31 July 2019.
During this process, the council also consulted on the plan’s draft Integrated Impact Assessment that was submitted.
Informal and Regulation 18 consultation
Following the completion of a number of separate revisions to Westminster’s City Plan (in respect of basements, mixed use, special policy areas and the policies map) and the change in leadership and key Cabinet Member positions at Westminster, the council decided to undertake a full review of the entire City Plan. This provided an opportunity to renew the council’s planning policy agenda, in line with its City for All vision. It reconsidered the strategic vision, objectives, and the direction that the plan should take on a number of important areas, as well as updating facts and figures, and progressing all remaining and previously consulted upon changes as part of a single comprehensive revision, which incorporates and updates policies currently ‘saved’ in the Unitary Development Plan (2007).
On 16 June 2017 the council issued a Regulation 18 notice to consult on the scope of the City Plan full revision. This consultation ran from 16 June to 28 July 2017.
Following this the council informally consulted on a full draft of a new City Plan between 12 November and 21 December 2018.
Further information about the Regulation 18 and informal consultation process was submitted to the Secretary of State.
To support the full revision of the City Plan, the council also consulted on a new Habitats Regulation Assessment (consultation took place in June and July 2018) and a revised and updated draft scoping report for its Integrated Impact Assessment (consultation took place between 25 August and 29 September 2017).