The DPNF have joined the Camden’s Air Quality Action Plan by linking up with community members to establish air monitoring at hotspots in the area. Nitrogen dioxide emissions, mostly from diesel cars, cause 23,500 of the 40,000 premature deaths from air pollution each year, according to government data. In April last year MPs said air pollution was a public health emergency. To find out more about air monitoring in Dartmouth Park follow the Clean Air link.
The work is a continuation of monitoring that was carried out in 2014 in Highgate Ward. The results of this research was published here.
Everyone who lives or works in Dartmouth Park is automatically a member of the Forum. We would like as many people as possible to join in our activities with the collective aim of enabling the local community to guide future development.
The DPNF was established in February 2013 and recognised by Camden Council in September 2013. We are now carrying out a programme of consultation and engagement with residents and organisations in the area, seeking to identify themes and issues to be addressed in the Neighbourhood Plan.
The DPNF Constitution was approved and adopted at a public meeting on the 3rd February 2013 and the committee has been working with community groups, resident’s organisations, individuals and Councillors to make full use of the provisions of the Localism Act.
Finding out about Dartmouth Park
We began by asking people what they thought about our neighbourhood.
Making a Plan
Over a three year period, our Plan groups have analysed and developed the ideas that have filtered through and formulated a draft Neighbourhood Plan. This includes the planning policies envisaged by the Localism legislation but also takes a much more holistic view of the future of our neighbourhood.
Our First Draft Plan was first published at the Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum AGM on the 28th June 2016 and can be downloaded here. We now need your feedback and endorsement to help us through to the next stages of producing the Plan for our neighbourhood.
Following this final consultation period we will formally submit the Draft Plan to Camden Council and, if the Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Plan passes an inspection by an appointed Independent Examiner – and then, a referendum of local voters – it will become part of the Local Authorities’ Local Plans.
Please take some time to explore the site and come back to see how our ideas are developing.
And do get in touch if you live or work in the area, would like to be an active part of the Forum, have something to add to the plan or want to find out more.