Camden adopts the Kentish Town Planning Framework
Camden Council has formally adopted the Kentish Town Planning Framework as a Supplementary Planning Document.
“This large area, situated next to Kentish Town and Hampstead Heath, is currently under-used, low-density industrial space, owned by a range of different landowners.
“The planning framework has been developed working closely with the community and local neighbourhood forums. It is a key tool helping us shape the future of this important area.
“It has received strong local support, with 80 per cent of people responding supporting the framework overall.
“Camden Council and the local community want to see a comprehensive high quality redevelopment that delivers better connections, a new pedestrian route to the Heath, as well as a new mixed-use neighbourhood, with much needed new genuinely affordable homes, green space and more local jobs.”
Kentish Town Regis Road is a key growth area in the borough and the planning framework is a document that will influence and guide development that comes forward in the area.
The framework sets out a vision and key objectives for this area of the borough as an innovative and sustainable mixed-use new neighbourhood with industrial, commercial and creative activity, harmoniously provided alongside high quality homes that support a diverse local community.
The framework was designed to support local plan objectives and is an important consideration when assessing planning applications in the area.
The Local Plan and the Planning Framework require a comprehensive and co-ordinated approach to development in the framework area.
With the planning framework now in place the Council is looking to engage with landowners to explore the delivery options.
More information about the framework including the guidance document and consultation materials can be found on the Council’s website at www.camden.gov.uk/kentishtownframework.