Have your say on the draft Canal side to Camley Street Supplementary Planning Document
Camden Council are running a public consultation on a draft of the Canal side to Camley Street Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
The consultation is now open and will run until Friday 25 September 2020. The consultation is open to local residents, businesses, workers, community groups and anyone with an interest in the area.
“On the doorstep of Central London, Kings Cross and St Pancras stations and the wider Kings Cross area, the surrounding neighbourhoods are seeing significant change.
“Despite the proximity to these, the area around Camley Street and St Pancras Way can feel separate, but at the same time offers a significant opportunity for us to improve the area in several ways.
“We have a major interest in the improvement of this area; as a landowner, house builder and employer; and as the local planning, transport and housing authority.
“This consultation provides us with the chance to identify key issues and opportunities that we should address to create a framework that sets out broad principles and objectives to help guide future development and improvements in the area. We want to ensure that growth and change in the area takes place in an integrated, inclusive and sustainable way and new development contributes positively to the area, and local neighbourhoods can share the benefits.
“In the face of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change, the SPD will also provide an important framework alongside other policies to support environmentally sustainable social and economic development that can help contribute to a better place in Camden.
“We can do this through a combination of excellent design and related benefits to make new developments and uses more inclusive and accessible, help make walking and cycling more attractive and safer, and which provide the outside spaces that support biodiversity and health and wellbeing.”
The Council’s Local Plan identifies four key priorities for the area:
- creating a more vibrant, attractive area
- enhanced connectivity and public realm
- creating new public spaces and greening of the street environment and
- making more efficient and intensive use of land to create new homes and workspaces
These are also themes of the Camley Street Neighbourhood Plan which has also been produced and this guidance seeks to complement.
Due to Covid-19 measures the council are not running any face-to-face public events or meetings, but are running this consultation for 10 weeks so that people have more time to respond over the summer.
To find out more you can view all the relevant information and respond online by visiting: https://www.camden.gov.uk/en/canalside-to-camley-street-draft-supplementary-planning-document-spd- or calling 020 7974 4703.
Following this consultation and any further amendments the plan will be adopted as a SPD, helping to influence emerging development proposals and projects, guide planning decisions and inform and complement the policies for site development established through the Local Plan, Camley Street Neighbourhood Plan and future Site Allocations Plan.