What we do
Westminster City Council consults us on every planning application for the area, approximately 1,000 applications annually. We encourage all developers to engage with us at the earliest opportunity before any pre-application meetings. We ask that developers and owners give careful regard to the impact their proposal will have not only on the historical or architectural interest of the building, but also on the environment, streetscape and the amenity of neighbours. Generally, we do not object to proposals which have architectural merit, where materials and detailed design take into account and enrich original features and are in proportion to the existing building and streetscape. See our planning guidelines.
If you disapprove of any development application, please read our guide to objecting effectively. It is important that you make your views known directly to Westminster City Council, as it is them who determine all planning applications.
We are fortunate that Marylebone Association Planning Sub-Committee consist of eight local active professional Architects/Town planners. However, from time to time conflicts of interests do arise. Where this it the case the Association's comments feature a "declaration of interest": The Association would like it noted that a member of their planning panel has links with this application. This member has not been involved in making the submission. Where an application is considered significant for Marylebone, the Association's response is agreed by the main committee.