July Post re Post office etc

Post Office relocation – consultation
You may already be aware of the proposal to move the Post Office into the premises currently occupied by the card shop. Local councillor Meric has sent us the attached document – reply by 08/08/2017. Apparently the Post Office has been given notice to quite by the owners of the building, who want to develop it for more housing. If so, they would need planning permission for change of use so watch this space.

Some good news! 46 and 214 bus routes to become fully electric from 2018

Camden Planning Policy
The Summer 2017 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 Local Plan passes public examination

  • Council removes permitted development rights for basements

  • Other permitted development rights removed too (e.g. shops to professional services, including estate agents)

  • Camden Planning Guidance review launched

  • Highgate Neighbourhood Plan reaches referendum

  • Mount Pleasant Community Right to Build Order update

  • Euston Station Area Planning Brief consultation

  • Annual report published

  • New planning framework for Camden Goods Yard (Morrison’s supermarket on Chalk Farm Road) being prepared.

If you have any questions about this work please do not hesitate to contact the Strategic Planning and Implementation Team at planningpolicy@camden.gov.uk.

Improving capacity at Camden Town station
TFL would like your views on their proposals to improve capacity and provide step-free access from street to train at Camden Town station.

They have further developed proposals following a consultation in autumn 2015. The proposals would ease congestion in the station, create more space to change between trains and improve accessibility.

For full details and to share your views, please visit tfl.gov.uk/camden-town-upgrade

There will be a public exhibition at the Trinity United Reformed Church, Buck Street, NW1 8NJ at the following times:

Thursday 13 and Friday 14 July: 12.00 until 20:00

Saturday 15 July: 11:00 until 16:00.

This consultation will run until 18 August.

Magnet site – July newsletter

Previous newsletters as well as contact details can be found on a dedicated project website – www.thestayclub.com/kentish – which has been set up to provide regular updates and information on the project.


– Piling operations around the site boundary are complete.

– Preparation for the basement temporary support works has commenced.

– High level structural capping beam works has been completed.

– Excavation operations along the south boundary of the site will continue, which will increase number of vehicles visiting the site in the coming weeks.


– During school holidays (ie July 10 – Aug 31, inclusive), construction vehicle movements will take place between 08:00-18:00.

– Installation of the basement temporary support works will continue.

– Structural boundary retaining wall concrete works will continue.

– Lower basement structural concrete works will commence.

The project team will continue to inform the surrounding communities of works in advance.

Alma Street Fair 2017 – video footage from Douglas Cape
The Alma Street Fair 360 video is now online at https://vimeo.com/222591729 It is a 360 Panoramic Video so requires a recent computer / browser. Should also work on recent mobiles.

Douglas Cape, Director of Photography Z360 http://www.z360.com