HNCC Development Meeting 26th October Highgate Library 5.30 / 7.30pm.

There is a drop-in being held at Highgate Library on Thursday 26th October 2017 between 5.30 and 7.30pm. The project team will be there to discuss the consented proposals along with information about how these are being developed. Everyone welcome.

The planning application for the project was discussed on 27 April 2017 and planning permission granted.  The planning reference number is 2016/6088/P

Background

The existing buildings were built as a Territorial Army facility more than sixty years ago and are reaching the end of their lifespan.

Over the past three years we have been talking to residents, service users and community groups about the proposed redevelopment. A number of options were considered, including refurbishment of the existing building.

After extensive consultation, Camden’s Cabinet agreed to the proposals set out in option five (please see proposals linked below). Residents had the chance to have their say on the design and layout of the proposals prior to a planning application being submitted. Comments on this, the fifth iteration of the proposals, closed on 31 May 2016.

Taking on board comments from the proposals we made changes to the scheme and the latest design was presented on 20 September at a public exhibition.

The changes made in response to comments and concerns from the community included:

  • reducing the heights of the buildings
  • bringing the HNCC building into line with Bertram St
  • cutting back and removing windows to Winscombe St
  • increasing natural surveillance to the courtyard
  • reducing the size of the roof terrace
  • moving living areas away from shared gardens

A presentation of the latest design proposals was made on Tuesday 20 September 4pm-8pm at Highgate Newtown Community Centre

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