Westminster City Council have identified Victoria as an opportunity area in their revised City Plan which between 2019 and 2040 could deliver:
In order to effectively plan for these opportunities, Westminster City Council are in the processes of bringing forward a Place Plan for Victoria. As part of this work, the Council is working in partnership with Victoria BID, Network Rail, the GLA, TfL, landowners and the local community to develop ‘Future Victoria’, a new concept masterplan for the area around and behind Victoria Station. An architect-led team has been commissioned to look at the area as a whole and set a framework which guides future change for the benefit of all.
For more information on the project and to take part in the engagement workshops, visit Future Victoria.
The Council's adopted Victoria Area Planning Brief provides guidance for development in the Victoria Area whilst the current overarching planning policies that cover Victoria and the rest of Westminster are set out in the Council's City Plan: Strategic Policies and Unitary Development Plan (UDP).
Network Rail are progressing a master-plan for the Victoria Station complex. Two of their key objectives are to relieve congestion and improve connectivity between the station and surrounding areas.
Land Securities own and are redeveloping a number of sites on the northern side of Victoria Street. Their 'Nova' scheme, one of the largest single schemes in south Westminster, involves the redevelopment of a 2.5 hectare site bounded by Victoria Street, Buckingham Palace Road, Bressenden Place and Allington Street - to the north of Victoria mainline station, to provide new homes, shops, offices and restaurants. The scheme is phased to allow for completion of the VSU works on the eastern side of the site.
Phase 1 of this scheme was subject to a Compulsory Purchase Order in 2011 to allow for comprehensive redevelopment of the site.
Established in April 2010 the Victoria BID is a business led and business funded body set up to improve the local area.
If you would like to find out more about developments in Victoria please search our online planning applications database.