Letters about planning applications
From 1 October 2016 you will not receive a letter from us if your neighbour submits a planning application.
We are facing a tough financial challenge and have to find new ways of doing things. By sending emails instead of letters we can save £200,000 a year.
You can still find out about planning applications:
- on new improved posters on lamp posts
- by signing up to planning e-alerts
- in the planning section of the Camden Account
- through adverts in the Camden New Journal and Ham and High
The decision was made as part of the approval of the report on the consultation on our Statement of Community Involvement. During the consultation, residents told us that they want to know more about what’s happening in their area. While the letters used only to be sent to immediate neighbours, through our improved planning e-alerts, residents can now be notified whenever a planning application is made in their street or within a certain distance from their home.
After you’ve signed up to the planning alerts, you’ll be alerted by email to any planning activity in your area, such as new applications, decisions and appeals. For example, you can choose to receive alerts on all applications within 500 metres of your property, or for a specific Council ward.
All 90,000 Camden Account holders can now view information on planning applications within their account and sign up for direct e-alerts.
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