Two developments concerning sites which are slightly beyond the boundaries of our conservation area but of great interest to our members.
First, a formal notice has now been issued in respect of an appeal by Essential Living against Camden's refusal to agree to EL's proposed changes to the 100 Avenue Road development. Members will recall that Essential Living is proposing to remove the requirement for the provision of 28 Affordable Rent Units, 8 Intermediate Housing Units and 18 Discounted Market Rent Units, to be replaced by 18 Discounted Market Rent Units. The appeal will now be decided by a government-appointed Planning Inspector.
Secondly, Camden has now given final approval to various amendments to the development of the Travis Perkins site on West End Lane. Demolition work has already commenced on site. Worth noting that the 'Affordable Rent' tenants will enjoy all the delights of the traffic-clogged West End Lane, whereas the 'Private Sale' tenants will only have the constant din of the Thameslink trains to disturb them.
Camden is consulting on two new sets of 2xcharging points in the conservation area (opposite 13-15 Compayne and opposite 13 Aberdare Gardens) as well as an additional space on Fairhazel where the existing one is near the Arches. The charging points will remove stretches of residents parking circa 13m for each.
CRASH has written to Camden with several comments and questions – including why so many of the existing and cheaper lamppost charging points are broken and that the existing faster chargers on Broadhurst and Fairhazel are much more expensive and not used. The new ones proposed are the faster more expensive ones, charging at them will be limited to three hours and available to anyone (ie not just residents).
Residents potentially affected, including those of us who may be considering replacing their diesel vehicles with electric as a result of the expanded congestion and low emission zone changes, or those who are frustrated by the broken lamppost chargers, are encouraged to submit comments to these consultations by 22 July to: