Westminster City Council Planning Pre-Application Advice

Tuesday 7 February Westminster City Council has today issued guidance on pre-application and application engagement with councillors. The new guidelines list the types of development where applicants are permitted to meet with the Cabinet Member and/or Chairman of the Planning Committee in advance of the...   More »

Nigel Kempner 1956 – 2017

2 February 2017 Nigel Kempner, the founder of Grafton Advisors and a former Chairman of the WPA, has sadly passed away at the age of 60. Grafton Advisors co-founder, Chris Cope, who represents Grafton on the WPA board, paid...   More »

Manifesto for Growth: Post Brexit

24 January 2017  PUT LONDON AT THE HEART OF BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS Central London’s largest property companies have set out a plan for keeping London, and with it the UK, globally competitive following Brexit, in a series of recommendations aimed...   More »

New WPA Chairman and Vice Chairman

18 January 2017 The WPA Board has appointed James Cooksey, Director of Central London for The Crown Estate, as its new Chairman with immediate effect. He replaces Neil Thompson who stepped down from the Board following his departure from...   More »

Westminster Planning Committees Announced 2017

As we reported on 20 December 2016 Westminster City Council’s Leader-Elect, Cllr. Nickie Aiken, has announced a series of new cabinet positions. The new Planning Committees and their Chairs have also since been announced and are highlighted below: Planning...   More »

Vice-Chairman and Executive Director join New Year’s Day Parade

Whilst most of us were recovering New Year’s Day the WPA Vice-Chairman and Executive Director were working hard on behalf of members by partaking in the New Year’s Day Parade. James Cooksey and Charles Begley joined a number of Westminster City...   More »