Consultation on Camden’s planning policy

Camden Council is reviewing its main planning policies to produce a new ‘Local Plan’, which will be the basis for planning decisions and future development in Camden.

Significant changes are taking place in Camden and London, with population growth causing further demand for homes, jobs and facilities. Camden Council’s planning policies are key to making sure that residents benefit from this growth and that development contributes to healthy, sustainable communities where everyone has a chance to succeed and nobody gets left behind.

Feedback from residents, groups and businesses has been used to develop Camden’s draft Local Plan, which includes the following proposals:

Continue to have a negotiating target of 50% affordable homes

Make our policy on basements as strong as possible, for example by limiting them to one storey deep

Develop a stronger policy to protect pubs and music venues

Extend requirements for car parking-free development to new housing and businesses throughout the borough.

Continue to protect resident's quality of life, for example in terms of noise, privacy and light.

Councillor Phil Jones, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Transport & Planning
Camden is a growing borough with many opportunities and challenges, and it is essential that our planning policies respond to changing circumstances. As well as providing affordable housing we need to protect our pubs and music venues, prevent damaging basement construction, and boost environmental sustainability.

Our planning policies make a significant difference to the makeup of Camden and the Local Plan consultation is an opportunity for everyone to have their say. We want as many people as possible to give their views, and to help us make sure that future development in Camden has benefits for everyone.
Councillor Phil Jones, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Transport & Planning

Tell us what you think

The full draft Local Plan and further information about the consultation is available at

You can also quickly give us your view on a number of key issues via:

Camden Council is consulting on the draft Local Plan until 17 April 2015.