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DPNF submits proposed Plan to Camden Council

Camden Council


Notice of receipt of a proposed Neighbourhood Plan

Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum has submitted its proposed Neighbourhood Plan to Camden Council, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012.

We are now consulting residents and interested stakeholders on this proposed Plan.

How does this affect me?

A Neighbourhood Plan is a statutory planning document setting out planning policies for the development and use of land in the area. The Plan sets out a range of policies on matters including design and character, housing, public realm, environment and sustainability, and transport.

The Neighbourhood Plan, if approved, will be used, alongside the Council’s policies when making planning decisions in the neighbourhood area.

To view the proposed Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents (including a map showing the boundary for the Plan – the ‘neighbourhood area’) and for further information on how to respond to this consultation please go to:

Comments must be received by Friday 3rd May 2019 and should be sent via e-mail or post to:

Planning Policy

Regeneration and Planning

London Borough of Camden

Judd Street

London WC1H 9JE 

What happens next?

Once the consultation has finished, the Council will forward the responses and the Neighbourhood Plan to an independent examiner.  The examiner will assess whether the plan meets the statutory requirements.   If the plan passes the examination, a referendum will be organised to give the community the final say on whether the Plan is to be used in determining planning applications in the designated neighbourhood area.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Tel: 0207 974 1573 or e-mail

DPNF Plan submitted to Camden January 2019

Following five years of consultation and development with and by members of the local community the Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to Camden.  The next steps are a formal 6 week consultation by the Council, followed later in the year by an independent examination and local referendum.

Please see links to the Consultation document and appendices below:

DPNF Plan Submission Draft (23.01.19)

DPNF Basic Conditions Statement (23.01.19)

DPNP Consultation Statement (23.01.19)

Appendix 1 – Walkabout June 13

Appendix 2 street party 13

Appendix 3 Pre-xmas gathering Nov 13

Appendix 4 Engagement Responses by Theme 2014

Appendix 5 makegood lowres

Appendix 6 Murphys ParlyParty 17

Appendix 7 – Reg 14 Comments

Appendix 8 Response to Camden Reg 14 Comments





Camden Community Infrastucture

When new building projects take place in Camden, the developers are usually charged a fee known as the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).  In Camden, 25% of this levy is spent in the local area on local infrastructure that addresses the impacts of new development.  Some time ago, we agreed CIL spending priorities with our councillors and the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum (who share Camden’s Highgate Ward with us) but now the Council are updating that list and undertaking a public consultation.  Camden wants to hear your views by 12 November. So please go to the Camden Consultation page and give them your suggestions for infrastructure projects in the Dartmouth Park area.


A wide variety of infrastructure can be funded with CIL funds.  If you need some ideas, the draft Neighbourhood Plan contains a proposed list of priorities for application of CIL funds: 

  • Hard and soft landscape plan and implementation for the area in front of the shops on Highgate Road close to Parliament Hill Surgery.
  •  Highway, hard and soft landscape plan for future implementation, based on cycle and vehicular traffic flow next to Gospel Oak Station. Purpose to improve pedestrian, cycle and traffic flow, and to enhance sense of arrival and Heath like characteristic. 
  • Removal of the telephone box on the junction of Croftdown and St Albans Road. Remodelling of road to create a new ‘peninsular’ and new soft planting. 
  • New hard and soft landscape design and highway improvements to York Rise to include cycle parking and bin enclosure/shelters. 
  • Develop with consultants a well-defined lighting strategy for the local area to prevent over-lighting and glare and to protect the natural characteristics of the local area.
  • Traffic calming and hard and soft landscaping in front of Brookfield Primary school entrance.
  • Public toilet close to Swain’s Lane bus stand.
  • Improved cycle routes integration in consultation with local cycling groups. For example dropped kerb at junction between Grove Terrace and Chetwynd Road to allow cycle left turn.
  • Provision of increased on street bicycle parking in Lissenden Gardens, Chester Balmore, York Rise, Gordon House Road and Chetwynd Road.
  • Community notice Board at i) Library or HNCC, ii) Highgate enclosures close to bus stop.
  • Sign post at the junction of Highgate Road and Gordon House Road sign- posting Gospel Oak Station, the Heath, Hampstead and Highgate.
  • Improved cemetery gates and exit from Highgate Cemetery onto Chester Road. 

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Have your say on Camden’s Clean Air Action Plan

We all have a role to play in improving air quality in Camden, that’s why we’re asking you to help develop our Clean Air Action Plan.

During our Camden 2025 community conversations you told us that air quality is vitally important, with participants in particular asking that we work together to improve the air that we share.

With this in mind, we launched our Camden Clean Air Partnership in July, bringing together residents, local businesses and campaigners for a ‘Design Day’, exploring practical ideas for air quality improvement.

Key themes covered on the Design Day included:

  1. Transport emissions
  2. Construction and development emissions
  3. Public health and awareness raising
  4. Delivery, servicing and freight
  5. Communities and schools
  6. What can you do to help improve local air quality

Now we’re opening the discussion wider with a new website where you can have your say. We’re keen to capture as many of your voices as possible to help us develop our Clean Air Action Plan which will launch next year.

Read the full details of actions from the design day and join the conversation by Sunday 30 September.

To leave your feedback visit

We look forward to hearing from you.

Ana Ventura
Senior Sustainability Officer (Air Quality)

Safer cycle routes for everyone

Air Monitoring on Highgate Road

Reduce traffic on residential streets