Welcome to the Abbey Phase 3 regeneration webpage. Here we explain our proposals for the final phase of this regeneration project and tell you how to comment on the proposal.
Visit the Phase 3 virtual exhibition
Over the coming months we want to hear from as many people as possible. We have made it easy to have your say with our virtual exhibition room.
Before you visit the virtual exhibition, this website provides a recap of what has happened so far, a brief of explanation of the next steps and how you can keep up to date.
Read on and then visit the Phase 3 virtual exhibition to tell us what you think.
The story so far
The Abbey regeneration is centred on the junction of Abbey Road and Belsize Road. The masterplan was first given the go ahead in 2013. It is a three-phase project:
- Phase 1: completed in March 2019 and saw the delivery of 141 much needed new homes.
- Phase 2: is currently underway and will provide a new two-storey building with a health centre and community facility (relocating from phase 3), along with improved open space, a relocated car park, upgraded pedestrian crossing and changes to the road layout. Work is due to be finished by July 2022.
- Phase 3: will deliver the final piece in the jigsaw and complete the transformation of the area.
What is Phase 3?
Phase 3 will complete the regeneration of the Abbey area and we are now seeking the views of a wide range of people to ensure we develop this final phase in such a way that best meets the needs of the local community.
We are proposing the following:
- 139 new homes to help meet housing need in Camden – they would be a mix of private sale, council homes and Camden Living Homes
- open space and play provision
- cycle parking
- commercial units on the ground floor fronting onto the key junction of Abbey Road and Belsize Road
- at this stage our current proposals are in draft and will only be finalised after we understand the views of the local community.
Our first consultation on our proposal for Phase 3 is now live and we want to hear what you think. You can find out how to ask questions and give us feedback below.
Have your say
The success of Phases 1 and 2 were heavily influenced by extensive consultation with the local community and we hope to continue with this as we develop our plan for Phase 3. No final decisions have been made at this stage.
Our initial proposal is now live and you can have your say by:
- vsiting our virtual exhibition which is open 24 hours a day
- coming along to our face-to-face exhibition where you can ask questions of the team and view the proposal on 30 November 2:30pm to 7pm, Ground Floor entrance of Abbey Cross next to Sainsburys, Belsize Road
- we’ll also have some information on display at the shop fronts on Belsize Road
However you get involved, you will be able to fill in the same consultation form so we get consistent feedback from every way we talk to the local community.
Everyone in your household can have their say and please encourage your friends and neighbours to get involved too.
This first consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 17 December 2021
We will also be holding a virtual drop-in using MS Teams between 6:30pm and 8pm on 1 December. To register for an invite please email email@example.com
What happens next?
After this first consultation closes, we will take some time to look at what people thought. We will then update the proposal by working with our architects and other specialists in the team.
We will then run a second round of consultation to let you know how we have listened, what we have changed (or not changed) and explain the reasons behind these decisions. You will then be able to give final comments before we submit our planning application to the Council in Spring 2022. The Council will then do a further consultation on the full planning application.
Keeping up to date
Throughout the consultation we’ll be updating this website regularly and also issuing newsletters. You can also keep up to date by:
- Registering for text message updates to let you know when we have updated information on the website. You can do this by texting ABBEY to 66777. Update texts are free to receive but depending on your mobile phone package you may be charged up to 13p to register
- Twitter - we’ll be issuing updates from the Council’s Twitter account @CamdenCouncil using the hashtag #Abbey
You can also contact the project team:
Karen Honey, Senior Development Manager, Camden Council: 020 7974 3221 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oluremi Oloko. Development Officer, Camden Council: 020 7974 6360 or email@example.com