Liddell Road given the green light

Last night (3 March 2015) Camden’s Development Control Committee approved two planning applications for the redevelopment of the site at Liddell Road light industrial estate NW6.

The proposals include expanding Kingsgate Primary School, by building an additional new building for the school on the site, creating 420 additional school places for children aged three to eight years old and offering much needed primary school places in the north-west of Camden.

The project is part of Camden’s Community Investment Programme (CIP) which is a 15 year plan to invest money in schools, homes and community facilities. Across the borough the programme is using the sale or redevelopment of properties that are out of date, or underused to help us generate funds that are not otherwise available to reinvest into building or repairing thousands of homes, and investing millions in schools and community facilities.  

Despite the Council losing over £200m funding from central government for schools, this project along with others across Camden is using this land and the value of private housing to fund the new school building and community facilities.

The proposals for the site also includes a new employment space, housing and new public open space - providing a wider range of benefits to the community.

The new housing will include four units of council rented housing including one wheelchair accessible unit.

The employment space will be targeted at local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) creating up to 280 new jobs in creative, scientific, professional and business administration. 

The redevelopment of Liddell Road is an exciting opportunity to expand an already popular and outstanding school and maximise the community benefits that we can offer.

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