The Essential First Step

A plan for Parliament’s Northern Estate

Welcome to our website showing proposals for a temporary House of Commons at Parliament’s Northern Estate.

These proposals are the essential first step to enable the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster and will include a new temporary House of Commons chamber and associated facilities within a substantially redeveloped Richmond House on Whitehall, together with workspace for all 650 MPs and staff within a single secure site.

Following extensive consultation and engagement with key stakeholders over several years, and a widely publicised public consultation earlier in 2019, we have now submitted a suite of seven planning applications and listed building consents (LBC) to Westminster City Council. As the Local Planning Authority, Westminster City Council will now be conducting its own statutory consultation before determining the planning applications in 2020.

On this website, you will find further information about the proposals and how they have be refined through consultation. You can also download a document, which summarises the final proposals, below:

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