Camden enforcement: Residents meet with Council

Posted on 29/5/2022

BelSoc, Camden Resident Association Action Committee, the Heath and Hampstead Society, and Hampstead and RedFrog Neighbourhood Forums met with Camden Councillors and officers about enforcement in construction projects.

We have been in discussions with the enforcement teams about whether they may routinely inspect sites. This would parallel the current complaints driven enforcement. This approach is seen in other Boroughs, where systematic inspections can encourage best practice and identify issues without the need for neighbours to complain.

Camden used the meeting to present some piloting. An officer to visit sites and put in place the checklists and guidance to inspect has been recruited. It is a start: they are finding issues and the construction businesses are then resolving them. The officer is working through all significant developments in the Borough.

Further progress updates with the Council are planned.