Current Issues

 

100 Avenue Road and Swiss Cottage Open Space

Update:

The latest version of the Construction Management Plan will be discussed at the Planning Committee Meeting on 15th November 2018 at 6.30 pm, to be held at: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BD (Mornington Crescent Tube).

As numbers matter in helping Councillors to understand the strength of the community’s views, we would urge as many members as possible to attend the meeting to hear and support those speakers who share the views the BRA Committee has expressed below.

 

The BRA has just learnt that the developers of the site at 100 Avenue Road (Essential Living) have applied to Camden Council “for the temporary use of an area of the Swiss Cottage Open Space during the construction of the neighbouring 100 Avenue Road development”.   The BRA understands that this temporary use may last for three and a half years. The Council point out that  “this temporary construction use would remove an area of the park from public use”.
Camden Council says they would like to hear our views and in  particular to know:
“What would be the impact on your use and enjoyment of Swiss Cottage Open Space?” and
“Are there changes to the rest of the Swiss Cottage Open Space that could make the proposal more acceptable?”
Do please let the Council know your views by emailing parks@camden.gov.uk or writing to:
Green Space Place Management
London Borough  of Camden
Town Hall, Judd Street London WC1H 9JE.

The BRA Committee has taken the view that it is not acceptable for walkways to be narrowed, trees to be removed and space to be (even temporarily) appropriated to facilitate the movement of construction vehicles across the Open Space, on the grounds that this would diminish the already inadequate provision of green and open space in the area, especially for children, as well as increasing noise, pollution and other nuisance. It is our view that the development should be wholly serviced directly from the A41, and we shall make these views known to Camden Council. However numbers matter, so we would urge as many members as possible to share their individual views with the Council too.

Camden Transport Strategy Review

Camden is seeking views from as many people as possible, on its transport plans for the period 2019-2041.

Their transport priorities include:– Increasing walking and cycling
– Improving public transport in the borough
– Reducing car ownership, car use and motor traffic levels
– Improving our air quality
– Making our streets and transport networks safe, accessible and inclusive for all
All related documents can be found on the web link below, as well as the opportunity to respond to the consultation on line. Hard copies of the strategy overview (rather than the full version) plus the consultation questions will be provided on request.
The consultation closes on the 14th December 2018 after which officers will analyse the responses and amend the draft Transport Strategy accordingly. The findings will be reportet back to Cabinet and the full Council in April 2019, with a recommendation on whether or not to adopt the final Strategy from that date

To read the draft Transport Strategy and give your feedback
Visit: camden.gov.uk/transportstrategyconsultation
Email: transport-strategy@camden.gov.uk
Write to: Transport Strategy Service (FAO Sam Margolis), 5th Floor 5PS, Freepost RSLT-RJBRTXAA, London Borough of Camden, Town Hall, London, WC1H 9JE
Call: 020 7974 6934/ 020 7974 2765

Help Camden to invest Community Infrastructure Levy funds
in your ward

When new building projects take place in Camden, the developers are usually charged a fee known as the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), Some of this money is used to fund key infrastructure across the borough and some of it is used to help make sure that the development contributes towards the local area. This is known as the local CIL and it can be used to fund projects such as improvements to streets and spaces or health and community facilties.

To ensure local CIL funds are spend on projects most important to residents, Camden would like your views and ideas. For instance, do you think your area needs more investment in environmental improvements or in facilities for young people? Alternatively, do certain fixtures need maintenance which has been overlooked so far, such as repairing church railings, repainting street furniture or providing hanging baskets and maintaining them for a period of two or three years?

Please give Camden your thoughts before Monday, 12th November. These will be passed to your ward councillors who will prepare a list of proposed spending priorities for each ward.

Send suggestions to: https://camdencilmap.commonplace.is/
Find out more about Camden’s CIL at: camden.gov.uk/cil
Contact Camden at: CIL@camden.gov.uk

Clean Camden

Clean Camden is a campaign by Camden Council to crack down on littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping.  Please let Camden know if you spot a place that needs attention.  You do not need to give your name.   Anyone can report fly-tipping or other street mess on the Clean Camden app which can be downloaded free of charge from the usual app stores.   You can also make a report online at https://environmentservices.camden.gov.uk/street.  Alternatively, you can email: uk.occamden@veolia.com; or phone: 020 7974 2202