Planning Cases

Key sites KTNF is tracking (April 2019)

Pizza Express building

There is planning permission to construct 12 new apartments and a cinema. Works had started on the site but these have stalled.

KTNF and many others supported this planning application. KTNF is keen to ensure that the building is redeveloped in line with the extant planning permission and it will do everything in its power to ensure a cinema is included within the new building.

The building was subsequently sold but the new owner of the building has indicated on a recent new planning application (to install an advertising hoarding on the site) that works should commence in the Spring of 2019.

Ex “Carpetright” store and William Hill betting shop

A planning application to demolish the existing building and replace it with a new building comprising a basement and ground floor retail unit, first floor offices and apartments above was successful.

KTNF supported this application. We understand that a “section 106 Agreement” has been concluded with Camden Council.

Further survey work carried out during 2018 has been completed to ensure the proposed basement works and pilings don’t disrupt the Northern Line tunnels which run below and adjacent to the site. We wait to see when and if the development will proceed.

Spring Place

Consent as given for the demolition of the Addison Lee service garage and replacement of a new building comprising flexible working space for up to 600 co-workers.

Addison Lee has now vacated the building though we don’t know when the owners will commence development.

KTNF supported the application, bringing sorely needed new work space into the area and replacing that lost in our area for example in Anglers Lane and Linton House on Highgate Road.

A further planning application was submitted to make some relatively minor changes to the internal layout and to some changes to the rear facade to meet the needs of Network Rail/TfL (the rear of the site lies adjacent to the London Overground).

Magnet Joinery site

The building has been demolished and new student accommodation is largely complete. This wasn’t supported by KTNF, local residents or Camden Council.

The developer has subsequently submitted a new application to add a further floor to the new building which has been opposed as being out of scale and context to the Inkerman Conservation Area.

Regis Road Industrial Area

Camden Council has adopted the policy for a comprehensive redevelopment of the area in the Neighbourhood Plan and incorporated it into its own “Local Plan”.

The ambition is that new employment space will be created (with no net loss of employment space and hopefully more) and relocated in the area creating space to construct new significant new housing.

Camden Council has been consulting to create a Planning Framework for the area (and for other the land owned by Murphy Construction) which will provide greater clarity of how the area should be re-developed. The work on this framework is expected to be completed in late 2019.

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Major developments which KTNF are tracking (2018)

At the AGM, the Deputy chair, Henry Herzberg outlined major developments in the Kentish Town area which KTNF are monitoring. These include:
KTNF-Leaflet-2__img_1-300x207Pizza Express – where there is planning permission to construct 12 new apartments and a cinema. Works had started on the site but these appear to have halted. KTNF and many others supported this planning application. KTNF is keen to ensure that the building is redeveloped in line with the extant planning permission and it will do everything in its power to ensure a cinema is included within the new building.

Ex “Carpetright” store and current William Hill betting shop – a planning application to demolish the exiting building and replace it with a new building comprising a basement and ground floor retail unit, first floor offices and apartments above was successful. KTNF supported this application. We understand that a “section 106 Agreement” was recently concluded with Camden Council and we wait to see if the development will proceed.

Castle Public House – only the front facing façade is to be retained. A steel frame is coming soon and we understand completion (of a building comprising offices for Ringley and apartments is due in Spring 2018.

Spring Place – consent for the demolition of the Addison Lee service garage and replacement of a new building comprising flexible working space for up to 600 co-workers.  Addison Lee has now vacated the building though we don’t know when the owners will commence development. KTNF supported the application, brining as it does, sorely needed new work space into the area and replacing that lost in our area for example in Anglers Lane and Linton House on Highgate Road

Magnet Joinery site – the building is to be demolished and new student accommodation is to be built. This wasn’t supported by KTNF, local residents or Camden Council.

Camden Road opposite Tesco – this is just inside our area and objections were raised on the proposed new building. The application was refused.

Regis Road Industrial Area – Camden Council have adopted the policy for a comprehensive redevelopment of the area in the Neighbourhood Plan and incorporated it into its own “Local Plan”. The ambition is that new employment space will be created (with no net loss of employment space and hopefully more) and relocated in the area creating space to construct new significant new housing. The area is to be designated as a “Growth Area” by Camden Council and Supplementary Planning Guidance will be issued (with input from local groups and people) which should provide greater clarity of how the area should be re-developed.

AA Storage Site – KTNF Treasurer, Paul Seviour, provided an update. The owner of the site carried out a consultation in 2016 about plans to demolish the existing storage building and the adjacent Camden Council owned Mental Health Centre and to replace it with 2 new buildings comprising new storage space, new offices and 62 residential apartments. Only 8 of the apartments are to be affordable. KTNF has indicated it would not support the scheme due to the lack of affordable housing, and to the height and massing of the scheme. A formal planning application has not been submitted.