Westminster’s development plan includes the Westminster’s City Plan adopted on 9th November 2016 and policies of the Unitary Development Plan saved on 24th January 2010 by the Secretary of State. Although is currently being reviewed, the Council asks for full weight at Westminster’s City Plan when determining planning applications. The Council advises that very limited weight should be given to the emerging policies at an early stage of the plan-making process. Regarding the UDP, the saved policies should not be regarded as out-of-date and due weight should continue to be given to them until their replacement after the adoption of the new City Plan.
Consultation on the draft City Plan was expected in Spring 2018 with the Examination in Public following in autumn 2018. The adoption of the City Plan is expected in early 2019.