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Planning and the climate emergency

Advice on improving energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings, and find out what permissions and consents may be required.

Environment Supplementary Planning Document

Read our Supplementary Planning Document with advice and guidance on Westminster's environment planning policies

Planning householder retrofit how-to guides

Read about some common retrofit measures in Westminster in our how-to guides

Westminster environment guidance

Information on environmental impact for everyone who lives in or manages a building in the city.

Retrofit measures and planning permission - guidance for householders

Get advice on whether planning permission is required for common retrofit measures.

Retrofitting historic buildings

Advice on retrofitting historic buildings including measures to improve energy efficiency and sustainability.

Discounted advice for householder environmental performance improvements

Get pre-application advice on energy performance and sustainability improvements to your home, for a reduced fee.

Funding from the carbon offset fund

Find out how to apply for funding for carbon saving projects from the council’s carbon off-set fund.

Tackling climate change in Westminster

Find out more about the Council’s response to the climate emergency and our climate action plan.

Carbon emissions reporting

Find out more about the council's carbon emissions.

Paddington Basin eco-mooring zone consultation

Proposals to make a section of the canal into an eco-mooring zone.

Biodiversity and planning application requirements

Find information on planning requirements relating to biodiversity and how to demonstrate biodiversity net gain.

Retrofit Taskforce

Find out more about the taskforce, what they do and how they'll help us meet our city-wide net zero target by 2040.