What is our Camden Planning Guidance?

Camden Planning Guidance (CPG) provides advice and information on how we will apply our planning policies.

The Council is reviewing and updating its Camden Planning Guidance documents to support the delivery of the Camden Local Plan following its adoption in 2017. The update is being carried out in two phases to manage the amount of material to be consulted on at any one time and ensure that relevant revised CPG documents take into account changes to the London Plan and to national planning policy.

Phase 2

The CPG draft documents being consulted on are:

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•    CPG Access for all
•    CPG Air quality 
•    CPG Altering and extending your home   
•    CPG Artworks statues and memorials 
•    CPG Design
•    CPG Developer contributions
•    CPG Energy efficiency and adaptation
•    CPG Interim Housing
•    CPG Student housing
•    CPG Transport
•    CPG Trees 
•    CPG Water and flooding


Let us have your views

Please send us your comments by 11 January 2019
Email: planningpolicy@camden.gov.uk 
Post: Planning Policy, Regeneration and Planning, London Borough of Camden, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE 

What happens next? 

Taking into account the views we receive we will prepare final versions of the above documents and report them to the Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities for formal adoption as Supplementary Planning Documents.

Once adopted  the CPG documents can be ‘material considerations’ in planning decisions, although they have less weight than the Local Plan or other development plan documents.

The Council has provided comments (PDF) on the response to the initial call for views consultation on documents being adopted in phase 2 of the CPG review.

Adopted CPG documents

The CPG documents below were adopted by Council on 26 March 2018 following consultation as Phase 1 of the review. 

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The following CPG documents (amended where necessary to reflect changes made in Phase 1) continue to apply until they are updated in Phase 2 of the review. Where text has been superseded by the adopted Phase 1 documents the existing CPG has been updated with relevant text “struck-through” accordingly. 

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The previous CPG4 Basements and lightwells and CPG5 Town centres and employment have been fully superseded by CPG Basements, CPG Town centres and retail and CPG Employment and business premises.

Engagement in Phase 1 of the review

The following draft CPG documents were consulted on between 15 November and 12 January 2018:

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The feedback from this consultation and the Council’s response (PDF) were reported to the Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities.  

Initial engagement on the CPG review

The first stage in the review of Camden Planning Guidance was a ‘call for views’ consultation in May – July 2017.  The Council asked users’ views on which parts of all the CPG documents they felt needed to be updated, whether there were additional matters that required guidance, and  the usability and format of the current documents.

The feedback from this consultation and the Council’s response were reported to the Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities and can be found in the Consultation Summary and Council Response (PDF).