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Westminster’s Environment Supplementary Planning Document

Westminster City Council has released its draft Environment Supplementary Planning Document for consultation. This follows the adoption of its City Plan in April 2021. The draft SPD is a wide-ranging document, providing much of the necessary detail to support the formal policies within the new plan.

Westminster City Council has released its draft Environment Supplementary Planning Document for consultation. This follows the adoption of its City Plan in April 2021. The draft SPD is a wide-ranging document, providing much of the necessary detail to support the formal policies within the new plan. It will form an important additional layer of guidance for developers and occupiers considering development or changes of use in Westminster, effectively restating and replacing much of the detailed policy that was previously contained within Part 2 of the old Unitary Development Plan, which finally ceased to apply on adoption of the new Plan. The draft guidance also specifically seeks to give “more prominence and weight to environment issues” than the current planning framework does and is described as a “game changer” on some issues.

The seven topics SPD addresses are outlined in the full briefing note, you can download the PDF here.

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