Get in touch

The Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum holds regular monthly meetings to define the Dartmouth Park Plan that will be submitted to Camden later this year.

We published the First Draft Plan at the AGM in June and are now encouraging members of the community to feedback on the policies that have been drafted. Our policy document for Dartmouth Park will be submitted after to Camden after community views have been collated and integrated into the plan.

For further information about joining the forum and getting involved please contact info@dpnf.org.uk

You will appreciate that as volunteers, we have limited resources to respond to individual comments.  We are grateful for your feedback and will be considering it with the Committee in our review of the current draft Plan.

Thank you

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Get in touch

  1. Jon Levy

    Dear DPNF
    I had the pleasure of attending your meeting last night at the Highgate Library. As a new resident to the area (Oct 2015) it is wonderful to see such a strong and ambitious community spirit in the neighbourhood. At the meeting I was able to ask a number of questions in regard to how the Policy document the DPNF is putting together will work in practical terms. How we can use it as a blueprint to ensure development of properties is in keeping with the neighbourhood needs and vision for the future. I tried a number of times to raise the issue of the current develpoment consulatation for the HNCC site but aside from the generalities of the work going into drafting the DPNF Policy document I was unable to see how, as a community organisation, you intend to engage with this large project.
    I am a bit mystified as to why it does not feature in your Policy document under the heading of special sites of note, alongside for example Murphy’s Yard or the empty shop on Swains lane.

    The proposals for HNCC have been on the table for over a year now, long before this draft of the policy document was made. At present a series of faux consulations have been held where the immediate community around HNCC has voiced overwhelming displeasure and objections to the scheme. These community views have been ignored by the developers and the architect himself has rejected any criticism of a projct that is doomed to bring 36 additional prvate houses onto council land without a single affordable home. Furthermore it intends to overshadow, break the conservation designantion and planning guides for the area, bring congestion and disruption, destroy views, light and the existing aspect to homes all around it, not least of all to the directly adjacent Grade II listed rresidential site.
    I passionately implore you to include this development in your list of sites of special interest and sensitivity, it will have a huge impact on the community, the very same community that you quoted from in your presentation on what is good about our neighbourhood, namely Fresh Youth Academy members.
    Unfortuantely the make:good presentation referred to picuires of members of Fresh Youth as appearing like Stock images, I really don’t want to start on a bad note but young people in hoodies are not “stock”, they are our neighbours, friends, sons and daughters! Their views for the future are not to be quoted to back up a policy whilst the same policy blatantly leaves their futures off its agenda. The plans for the HNCC require at least 2 years of demolition and rebuilding during which time the Fresh Youth Academy itself will be moved. Whether it is able to return is still up for debate and depends on the viability of the plan overall. Camden meanwhile have planned for many youth academies from a wide area of N London to merge into the proposed new facilities which will bring a large number of non local users to the area in ways that have not been made clear to the local residents or reconcilled with the limited local transport infrastructure and complete lack of parking provision.
    Anyway these are just a taste of the importnat issues the proposed development throws up. I very much hope that the DPNF intends to represent the views of the community and help its members demand good design, insist on good planning practice and safeguard the proper integration of private residential, public housing, community centre facilities and youth programmes in this special part of London.
    Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to your swift reply.

    Reply
    1. Kelly Pawlyn

      Dear Jon,

      Thank you for coming along to the meeting and for your words of support. You will appreciate that as volunteers, we have limited resources to respond to individual comments. We are grateful for your feedback and will be considering it with the Committee in our review of the current draft plan.

      Everyone who lives in the Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Area is automatically a member of the Forum. If you would like to join the committee, attend meetings and promote the work in the community, there are two places remaining. Individuals who feel strongly about particular issues and are articulate about those concerns are always valuable members.

      In any case, if you would like we can invite you to attend any meeting that specifically deals with sites and your concerns will be addressed.

      Thank you again for the time you have taken to write to us. It is appreciated and will be considered.

      With best wishes,

      Kelly

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  2. Henrietta Nasmyth

    I enjoyed the meeting too but I did think the committee would be better classing the ASF garage as ‘retro’ & getting it protected, if it gets knocked down the council will only begin a process of attrition until it can sandwich in a hundred ‘residential units’…

    Reply
    1. Kelly Pawlyn

      Dear Henritta,

      Thank you for your message.

      Everyone who lives in the Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Area is automatically am member of the Forum. If you would like to join the committee, attend meetings and promote the work in the community, there are two places remaining.

      Please let us know where you live and what area of the policy document you would like to contribute too.

      With kind regards,

      Kelly Pawlyn

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    2. Kelly Pawlyn

      Dear Henrietta,

      Thank you for coming along to the meeting and for your words of support. You will appreciate that as volunteers, we have limited resources to respond to individual comments. We are grateful for your feedback and will be considering it with the Committee in our review of the current draft plan.

      With best wishes,

      Kelly Pawlyn

      Reply
  3. judy

    Please can you send me an email address so I can invite a representative from the DPMF to a Community vision workshop about Hampstead Heath ,
    thanks
    Judy

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