A meeting of Camden’s Development Management Forum is to be held on Thursday 18 November at 7 pm. The meeting is to be held online and is open to the public to attend.
At the meeting, Camden will consider policies for a number of development sites (Site Allocations), including:
- the O2 site (included in the West Hampstead Interchange Area) and
- Individual Development Site 9 (IDS9) – Meridien House at 202-204 Finchley Road, which is occupied by tenants including Allied Irish Bank:
Anyone wishing to attend Thursday’s meeting online should register at:
https://camdenplanning.councilsuk.live/camden site allocations local plan
Following registration, you will receive instructions for submitting questions to be addressed during the meeting.
Current planning proposal for the O2 Site
A planning application is to be submitted next month for 1,850 flats in 12 closely-spaced tower blocks. These will range in height from 13 to 16 stories along the northern boundary of the site, with lower towers to the south. The proposed heights compare with mid-rise mansion block heights of up to six storeys along Finchley Road.
Assuming that the tower blocks are occupied, and based on an average occupancy of 2.5 per flat, more than 4,600 residents may be expected to live on the site. Green space provision will be, mainly, a 10 metre-wide strip of land running alongside the underground railway tracks, putting further strain on the very limited existing green space.
The ‘Proposed update on 02 Centre site plans and consultation opportunities prepared for CRASH members’ is also attached