Council looks to manage development in Camden Goods Yard area
A framework to help plan for and manage current and future development proposals in the Camden Goods Yard area has been signed off* by the council’s Cabinet Member for Growth.
The framework covers an area including Morrisons supermarket and Petrol Station, the housing estates at Juniper Crescent and Gilbey's Yard and the adjoining Network Rail land.
With the potential that significant redevelopment may occur in this area in the coming years, the council wants to ensure a coordinated approach is taken. This includes delivering new and affordable homes, jobs, new open space and facilities, whilst providing an integrated and attractive place to live and work.
The Council’s new Local Plan, adopted in early July is the main basis for planning decisions and future development in the borough, but the planning framework for Camden Goods Yard provides additional guidance to support the Local Plan in this specific area.
The framework is available to view on the Council’s website at www.camden.gov.uk/camdengoodsyardpf.
Councillor Theo Blackwell, Cabinet Member for Finance, Technology and Growth says,
"Camden Goods Yard is a really important and quite complex site, spanning a number of different owners and an existing community of Camden Town residents. The council has developed this new framework with the community to ensure that any future development is truly sustainable and guided by good planning principles."
A planning application has already been submitted to the Council for the Morrisons supermarket site and is currently out to public consultation. The framework will be an important consideration in the assessment of this planning application and any future applications in the area. You can view the details of the Morrison planning application and submit your comments on the Council’s website by visiting www.camden.gov.uk/planning.
*The single member decision taken (on Friday July 28) by the council’s Cabinet Member for Planning is subject to a five working day call-in period by the council’s Scrutiny Committee.