Revision to Westminster's City Plan

The council is making revisions to its City Plan which include detailed policies for managing development of the city and reviewing the adopted strategic policies. View the timetable for this

The council is also making a number of related Article 4 Directions to remove permitted development rights.

To be notified of future consultations, please contact us so we can add you to our consultation database:

Recent previous stages

The council formally adopted the latest version of Westminster’s City Plan (November 2016) on 9 November 2016 which includes the Special Policy Area and Policies Map Revision.

View more information about the adoption of the City Plan

Submission to the Secretary of State

The special policy areas and policies map revision was submitted to the Secretary of State on 11 May 2016. Further information can be found on the previous stages of Westminster's City Plan page.

Formal pre-submission consultation (Regulation 19)

The council consulted on the making of an Article 4 Direction for basement development, and on the making of an Article 4 Direction for office to residential development but intends to withdraw this following the recent announcements from government on the exemption for London’s Central Activities Zone. A new direction will be made at a later date.

The council consulted on the special policy areas and policies map revision (publication draft) between 4 December 2015 and 7 February 2016. 

The council consulted on the basements and mixed use revision (publication draft) between 16 July to 9 September 2015. 

Formal notice (Regulation 18)

The council notified its intention to revise the Westminster City Plan from 19 March to 1 May 2015. This is a legal requirement to notify people that we intend to make the changes, and ask people what they think the changes should include.

Have a look at our integrated impact assessment for more information including Scoping report.

Informal booklet consultations

Informal booklets were published to engage people with our changes to the City Plan and seek a broad range of views about the future direction. They have been retained on this page as they form the background for the formal consultation which is the next stage.

The development of these policies has a long lead-in time, going back as far as October 2008, and you can look back through this by looking at the previous stages of the Westminster City Plan. All consultations that have been carried out to date will inform revisions to the city plan.

View the booklets and responses received during the consultations


Last updated: 5 December 2016
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