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Basement developments

Revisions to Westminster's City Plan


From: Councillor Robert Davis MBE DL


Deputy Leader of Westminster City Council

and Cabinet Member for Built Environment

Westminster City Hall, Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP

020 7641 8574


Please reply to: Lisa Fairmaner

Telephone:  020 7641 4240



Date:  19 July 2016


Adoption of Westminster’s City Plan (July 2016) incorporating Basement and Mixed Use Revisions


Westminster City Council is making revisions to Westminster’s City Plan, adopted in November 2013.  We are writing to advise you that the council resolved to adopt the latest version of Westminster’s City Plan, which includes the Basement and Mixed Use Revisions, on 13 July 2016. Westminster’s City Plan (July 2016) provides the vision, objectives, spatial policies and some detailed policies to guide development over the next fifteen to twenty years.


The Basement Revision provides the detailed policy framework for determining planning applications for basement development. The Mixed Use Revision enables the council to ensure the economic growth and success of Westminster’s core commercial areas within the Central Activities Zone.


Westminster’s City Plan (July 2016) and all associated documents can be viewed or downloaded at or you can request a paper copy by phoning020 7641 2503 or emailing  Copies are available for inspection at Westminster City Hall and Westminster’s libraries. These are:

  • The Adoption Statement

  • Inspector’s Reports

  • Modifications 

  • Integrated Impact Assessment (which comprises the sustainability appraisal report for the Basement and Mixed use Revisions to Westminster’s City Plan: Strategic Policies) and addendum, which included an updated consideration of the need for a Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening, equalities and health impact assessments.


Any person aggrieved by Westminster’s City Plan (July 2016) may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the grounds that the document is not within the appropriate power and / or that a procedural requirement has not been complied with. Any such application must be made within six weeks from the date of adoption of Westminster’s City Plan and should be made to arrive by close of business on Wednesday 24 August 2016 to  or posted to:

Policy & Strategy, Westminster City Council, 15th floor, City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP.


For further information please email or telephone 020 7641 2503.



Yours faithfully




Councillor Robert Davis MBE DL

Deputy Leader of Westminster City Council

Cabinet Member for the Built Environment

Thank you for your comments.

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