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 toplanningpolicy@camden.gov.uk 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 planningpolicy@camden.gov.uk

1 thought on “DPNF submits proposed Plan to Camden Council

  1. Benjamin Green

    Hello all,

    First of all I want to commend an incredibly well drafted and balanced plan. It is really pleasing to see such a sensible and cohesive plan for Dartmouth park. I think the balance between making Dartmouth park a practical and pleasant place to live, whilst preserving its history and aesthetics, is a difficult balance and one that this plan does very effectively.

    I am resident of Spencer Rise. As we are all aware the conservation are has put a ban on all loft conversions on the road. This is unfair for many reasons – particularly as we see all the development elsewhere in the conservation area on MUCH bigger and more historic houses. If you were being cynical you would say the super wealthy had different rules to those with smaller houses.

    My house was the last to be refused planning permission in 2013. 6 years of fighting later, I am hoping this plan would allow future conversions. My house was refused as it distracted from then uniform aesthetic of the area. However, what is great about Spencer rise is that there are very few houses with exactly the same design. There is NO uniform aesthetic. Over 70% of houses on the road have loft conversions and all are done differently. And there is of course a 1960’s council estate right opposite my road. I think the council needs to adopt a realistic approach and make the small workers cottages on the north side of Spencer Rise, family friendly. They will never be mansions, we are simply talking about adding a small bedroom in the loft, which will mean we are able to live in the house with 2 kids. Its really as simple as that. The next step up for houses in the area is now over £2 million plus stamp duty. Dartmouth park should want young families in the area and making these cottages a proper three/four bedroom house is the way to do that. This IS maximising affordable family housing. (the closest thing tufnell park has to it!)

    The objection from the conservation appears to be to preserve the butterfly roofs. This feels like they are finding an excuse to object. Having spoken to architects these roofs were designed like that to be cheap because getting full length timber was expensive. Now these roofs are continually leaking and really are an awful design! Also the only people able to see them, are the huge houses on Chetwynd road and those looking on satellite view on Google maps. I think they can sacrifice that so my daughter can have a bedroom.

    I thank the Forum for addressing this situation and pray that it brings an end to the punitive approach of the conservation area, who’s policies are now outdated and who continually refuse to respond to emails and accept any residents of Spencer rise onto the committee.

    Best wishes,

    Benjamin Green. (49 Spencer Rise)

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