Westminster City Council (‘WCC’) has published a “Regulation 18” notice for a Partial Review of its City Plan, setting out how the Plan is anticipated to change over the next two years. This, and a number of other recent announcements and changes in WCC, will affect planning decisions and development in the city.
Labour took control of WCC in May this year and in its manifesto pledged to put “the needs of residents before developers in the planning system”, deliver more affordable housing and put the climate emergency at the centre of the Council’s work. Five months on and we are beginning to see work on implementation of some of these pledges, through the Regulation 18 notice and other announcements.
We set out further detail in our briefing note, providing a useful summary of the key new or amended obligations. For more information on any of these topics, our expertise and knowledge in the sector, or to discuss a particular project, please do contact one of our team.