Some important local consultations

Dear Members

There are two important consultations going on at the moment. The first is about the

Kentish Town Planning Framework – very important – possible developments on the huge areas at the top of the High Street – Regis Road and The Murphy Site.

There is a consultation exhibition at KT Library (which some of you may already have seen), or you can look at the proposals and give your views online at:

www.camdenb.gov.uk/kentishtownframework

The boards will be up until Friday 7 December , and Members of the Placeshaping team will be at the Library on 20 November 5-8pm to explain and answer questions.

The Framework is all about the Regis Road and Murphy areas, and possible development on those sites. These were first presented in the Kentish Town Neighbourhood Plan, so the Framework is progressed from that. It could potentially benefit KT a great deal. The consultation ends 7 December.

The second is about Camden’s Draft Transport Strategy. Camden say this

“Today the consultation on our new draft transport strategy was launched. The consultation runs until Friday, 14 December 2018.

Our proposed priorities within the draft Transport Strategy, which covers the period 2019-2041, include: increasing walking and cycling; improving public transport in the borough; reducing car ownership, use and traffic levels; improving air quality and making our streets and transport networks safe, accessible and inclusive for all. More details can be found in the on-line documents which includes an Overview and Easy Read version and guidance on how to complete the on-line questionnaire.

Full details can be accessed using the following link:

camden.gov.uk/transportstrategyconsultation

We want as many people as possible to respond to this consultation and to let us know their views.

All of the documents can be found in the web link provided above, and we would encourage as many people/organisations as possible to access the information and respond to the consultation online. However, we will also provide hard copies of the Overview version and consultation questions on request.

When the consultation has closed officers will undertake an analysis of the responses and amend the draft Transport Strategy accordingly. The findings will also be reported back to Cabinet and full Council in April 2019, with a recommendation on whether to adopt the final Strategy from that date.”

Camden has also produced the latest planning policy newsletter:

The Autumn 2018 edition of Camden’s Planning Policy Newsletter is available to view. This is to keep you up to date with work on the Council’s planning policy documents and related planning news.

In this edition:

  • Camden Planning Guidance review update

  • Kentish Town Planning Framework consultation

  • Camden Site Allocations update

  • Two Neighbourhood Forums re-designated

  • North London Waste progress

  • Euston Station Area Planning Brief update

  • Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan comes into force

  • Additional Article 4 Directions introduced

  • New Local Area Requirements for planning applications