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Emerging Site Allocations Plan

This page provides information on the council's emerging Site Allocations Plan

Published on: 16 June 2022

Last updated: 14 June 2022

Call for Sites

The council launched a Call for Sites to gather information on sites with development potential that may be suitable for allocation through the council’s emerging Site Allocations Plan. The Call for Sites was open for submissions from 25 January to 31 May 2022. 

The council sought submissions for sites that could demonstrate their ability to make a major contribution to the city’s strategic growth targets to the period 2040 and other priorities set out in the City Plan. This includes in particular sites that are capable of delivering 50 new homes of more or supporting significant infrastructure improvements.

Individuals, developers, landowners, agents and other interested parties were invited to submit details of sites within Westminster that may be available for redevelopment over the City Plan 2019-2040 period. 

Call for Sites submissions will help complement the council’s existing evidence base on identified development sites to ensure we have the most complete and up-to-date information to inform the development of policy options as part of the plan-making process.

Assessing submissions and next steps

Please note that submission of a site in response of the Call for Sites does not automatically mean that the site will be allocated or successfully obtain permission for development. All sites submitted in response to the Call for Sites will be assessed by the council and, if considered potentially suitable for allocation, they will be subject to public consultation before any allocation is confirmed.

Information submitted will be treated confidentially at this stage. For sites considered potentially suitable, officers will liaise with respondents to obtain agreement about disclosing information provided should the site be taken forward in the process.

Sites submitted to the council will not be disclosed until after the required assessment has taken place and reasonable policy options have been prepared for the sites. A ‘Preferred Options’ consultation (under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012) will then be launched in Autumn 2022 to obtain comments on the proposed policy options set out for each site. 

Further information

For any queries, please contact Westminster’s Planning Policy Team at [email protected]