The council is currently working on a complete review of its City Plan. Consultation on the publication 'draft City Plan 2019 - 2040' under Regulation 19 is now open until 5pm on 31 July 2019.
Read the draft City Plan and Integrated Impact Assessment, and find further information on the consultation process
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Once this revision has been made, it will be the ‘local plan’ for Westminster, and will replace all current policies in the adopted Westminster’s City Plan, and saved policies in the Unitary Development Plan. Detailed information about the programme and proposed contents of this revision is set out in Westminster’s Local Development Scheme (published on 18 June 2019 to replace the June 2017 timetable).
Evidence and topic papers
Commercial growth evidence topic paper - June 2019 (PDF, 400KB)
Waste evidence - June 2019 (PDF, 1.6MB)
Audit of open spaces - 2016 (PDF, 1.7MB)
City Plan viability report - 2019 (PDF, 676KB)
Housing needs analysis - June 2019 (PDF, 533KB)
Housing needs analysis technical appendix - June 2019 (PDF, 657KB)
Heritage evidence topic paper - June 2019 (PDF, 971KB)
Views background paper - June 2019 (PDF, 846KB)
Convenience retail evidence topic paper - June 2019 (PDF, 2MB)
Additional papers to follow:
Special policy areas topic paper - June 2019
Parking topic paper - June 2019
Town centre health checks - 2018
Technical noise standards
Housing capacity assessment - June 2019
Building height study - June 2019
Informal consultation and consultation on new City Plan in accordance with Regulation 18
Following the completion of a number of separate revisions to the Westminster 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 undertook a full review of the entire 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’ from 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.
To support the full revision of the City Plan, the council consulted on a revised and updated draft scoping report for its Integrated Impact Assessment. The draft scoping report proposed a set of objectives and indicators against which the council will appraise the environmental, social and economic sustainability impacts as well as the equalities, health, and crime and disorder effects of its policies.
View the draft Integrated Impact Assessment scoping report (PDF, 2MB).
Consultation on this report took place between 25 August and 29 September 2017. Find out more about our Integrated Impact Assessment.
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