100 Avenue Road Planning Inquiry

Posted on 20/11/2021

A second 100 Avenue Road Public Inquiry is taking place about this development this month. The focus is Essential Living’s appeal of Camden Council’s refusal of application to amend/reduce the amount of affordable housing. Camden Council will be defending their decision and the Belsize Society is supporting this, with our planning committee member, Tom Symes, presenting his submission to the Inquiry.

Many will remember the application made by the developers over five years ago to build a 26-storey residential block for rental. While many objections were made to the scale and nature of the original application, the first planning inquiry’s recommendations to approve did expect considerable social contribution by the developer. In a recent application, Essential Living had asked to significantly reduce these. There were also some amendments proposed to materials used in the building.

Both aspects the Council refused. The Society are making a strong case supporting Camden’s refusal. The Public Inquiry will take place on 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th November, at Committee Chambers, Crowndale Centre.