To submit your applications, you need to know:
What documents and plans are needed to support your applications. Use the validation checklists to make sure you provide all information needed.
Please apply these naming conventions when uploading your documents. If documents are named correctly, we should be able to register and validate the new planning applications within 3 to 5 working days. If the documents are named wrongly, the validation process can be delayed by 2 weeks.
What the relevant planning application fees are - they will depend on the type of application and the scale of the changes.
you will be required to submit a location plan are are likely to require a site plan (also known as a block plan), in support of your application and these can be purchased through the Planning Portal
the most common reason for applications being made invalid is that the accompanying documents and plans are insufficient to fully explain what is proposed
if you are making a planning application you must complete a form to assess whether your proposal is liable for the Mayor of London's Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) additional information form
you will need to be aware of the Mayor of London and the City Council’s planning policies for the issues raised by your application(s), including Westminster's City Plan, the London Plan and the Westminster's Unitary Development Plan
The quickest and easiest way to make your planning applications is online. You can do so using the Planning Portal.
You can pay by BAC, debit card, credit card.
You will receive an automatic acknowledgement of your application and your application will be transferred to Westminster the same day.
You can find a list of frequently asked questions on the Planning Portal.
For postal applications you need to download the appropriate forms and provide at least 4 copies of the application and all supporting documents. The completed applications can be posted to the address at the top of the form.
You may wish to contact a registered architect or planning consultant to help you with your planning application.