Quarterly Minutes

Here are the minutes of the quarterly KTNF Committee Meetings:


Committee Meeting – 7pm – 9pm, Thursday 19 July 2018 at The Vine, 86 Highgate Road, NW5 1PB

Present: Roger, Paul, Ian, Chris, Robert, Fabrizio


 1 Apologies: Celia, Joanna, Derek, Virginia, Henry, Alice, Liz

Absent: David

2 Conflicts of interest:

Roger asked committee members who are involved in other Kentish Town groups to state if they see those groups duplicating projects of KTNF.

3 Minutes of last meeting (10 May) and matters arising:

  • Roger to send Gus of Kentish Town City Farm – map in the plan RW
  • Air pollution: KTNF to stress anti-air pollution measures in new buildings in planning application responses such as electric car points, energy efficiency, renewables and low NOx boilers All
  • Environment and environmental protection to be stressed in our responses to the Kentish Town Planning Framework All
  • Look into promoting the closure of Kentish Town Road on specific day/days (Sunday(s) PS
  • Discover location of Camden’s last mile park for delivery lorries and promote to wider list IG
  • Write to TFL asking to extend rent bike scheme to Kentish Town Road RW

 4 Welcome Joanna Chow as new committee member

 5 Update on Regis Road/Framework (RW)

Three meetings and walkabout so far; Camden Council presented its compilation of the workshops to date; Still fair amount to be completed including data on housing need, new schools and health facilities. Major changes: the relocation of industrial/employment space next to the rail line largely due to traffic/transport issues; the Veolia waste site is out of play; the edges of the development areas – not covered.

KTNF to compile a list of points arising from workshop to send to Camden and request to see Camden’s plan in greater detail RW

6 Greening Kentish Town Road and CIL (IG)

KTNF invited to and ultimately led a walkabout looking at potential location of greenery with three councillors, and five people from three Camden Council departments from the proposals presented. Green Space explained no trees to be planted due to underground services; but general agreement on planters and bike planters. More planned for the Old Post Office side (3:1) due to width of pavements. Proposal is being discussed among councillors and Camden officers. Canteloes ward councillor wants to part-fund the scheme. KTNF is minded to part-fund through CIL and waiting for costings prior to progressing an application.

7 Ingestre (AB)

KTNF advised that it shouldn’t accept the current plan and should wait for a planning application to be submitted.

8 Pubs as ACVs (CH)

Working group formed, met 11 July; Paul, Chris, Roger (KTNF), Caroline Hill (KTRA), Caz Stuart (local resident), Lindsey Purchall (KTRA). Absent-, Derek (KTNF). Context – Implementation of policy in Neighbourhood Plan. Andrew Triggs, principal planning officer at Camden Council in charge of ACV applications, confirmed KTNF is an eligible group to apply for ACVs. Actual pub visits and desk research planned. Next meeting 8 August.

An email to be sent to members requesting evidence of local pubs social and community value (IG).

9 Car Wash site (RW)

Camden Council willing to accept a planning application for the car wash site; accepted that it is not linked to the re-development of the Regis Road site and will not affect green access ways.

10 Updates on 3-6 Spring Place (AB) and Carpetright and Pizza Express (VB)

Brockton Capital is seeking changes to the consented scheme at Spring Place. Change in elevational treatment and the loss the link between Grafton Road and Spring Place are the most significant issues; Paul to liaise with Alice to submit KTNF’s comments. Virginia not present to report.

11 Comms (IG)

Website up to date. Ian thanked for his work on this.

12 Raising KTNF profile and fundraising

Current activities – Pubs as ACVs and Greening Kentish Town Road are raising KTNF profile. Roger also wrote to CNJ about step free access at KT station.

13 AOB

The Vine has been very accommodating to KTNF. Roger encouraged members to reciprocate by buying drinks.RW

14 Date of next meeting 2018 8 November. The Vine.

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