15 December 2022 | Westminster City Council adopts final version of the Pimlico Neighbourhood Plan

Approved by local referendum on 22 September 2002, the Pimlico Neighbourhood Plan was formally adopted by Westminster City Council on 7 December and published in its final form (click on the picture to read / download).

The Pimlico Neighbourhood Plan becomes part of the statutory Development Plan and will be used alongside Westminster City Plan 2019-2040 and the London Plan 2021 when determining planning applications within the Pimlico Neighbourhood Area. The Pimlico Neighbourhood Plan includes policies on a range of matters including commercial and mixed-use development, design and heritage, housing and hotels, public realm and environment.

This marks the end of a 6 year long process and we would like to thank the many residents and other experts who helped us along the way. We’d also like to remember the contributions of Mair Garside and Edward Reeve, both very long standing Pimlico residents, who died in 2018 and were energetically involved in the steering group from the start of its work.

23 September 2022 | Pimlico votes “YES” for Neighbourhood Plan

Referendum ResultIn yesterday’s referendum on the Pimlico Neighbourhood Plan, 1617 voters voted “YES”  and 123 voted “NO”

There have so far been 6 residential referendums on Neighbourhood Plans in Westminster. This is the highest vote for “YES” and the highest number of votes in total, with a high turnout.

The next step is for Westminster City Council to formally “make” (that means adopt) the Plan and to apply it to planning applications in our area.

We’d like to thank everyone who voted yesterday (either way) and everyone who contributed to the debate by posting on social media or to residents groups.

22 September 2022 | Vote today!

Don’t forget to vote ‘YES’ in the referendum today

Voting is between 7am and 10pm. There are three Polling Stations – click on the map to see where you should cast your vote.

Vote YES if you want to:

  • preserve Pimlico’s character and village feeling;
  • restrict new development above the characteristic height of buildings nearby;
  • protect and improve our public realm and our open and green spaces;
  • ensure new housing meets the needs of families in Pimlico and
  • support and enhance our retail areas.

15 September 2022 | Vote YES to keep more of our CIL money

Areas with a Neighbourhood Plan in place keep 25% of their Community Infrastructure Levy.

The Council collects money for infrastructure from new developments through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). This is a planning charge based on the floorspace of new developments.

Areas without a Neighbourhood Plan only keep 15% of the money and it is subject to an annual cap. In places with a Neighbourhood Plan, this increases to 25% and is uncapped.

It can be used on a wide range of local projects, for example:

  • Road and footpath improvements
  • Tree planting
  • New or improved play spaces and facilities
  • Community safety measures (eg CCTV, lighting)
  • New or improved cycling facilities
  • Traffic calming measures
  • Improvements to school grounds and buildings
  • Improvement of local facilities such as libraries, community centres or sports halls

This is the last of 5 brief posts about the content of Pimlico Neighbourhood Plan that people living in the Neighbourhood Area (only) will be voting on on 22 September 2022. Find out more:

12 September 2022 | Vote YES to improve our retail areas

Residents want to be able to enjoy thriving shops, cafes and restaurants and live happily alongside these.

People wanted a better range of shops so more of their needs can be met in the ‘village’ without having to leave the area but avoiding it becoming a major ‘destination’ in its own right, attracting too much traffic, parking and other impacts that are unsuitable for a primarily residential area.

The Plan aims to support commercial activities, while protecting residential amenity and avoiding any harm to heritage. Policies include limiting the locations of new businesses to existing town centres, putting strong limits on locations for new hot-food takeways, and ensuring that changes to buildings to support businesses put residential amenity, design and heritage first.

This is the fourth of 5 brief posts about the content of Pimlico Neighbourhood Plan that people living in the Neighbourhood Area (only) will be voting on on 22 September 2022. Find out more: