Kentish Town Planning Framework

The Council has prepared a draft planning framework for Kentish Town and we want to hear your views to help shape the future of this important area.

Public consultation on the draft framework is now open and will run until 7 December 2018.  The consultation is open to local residents, businesses, landowners, workers, community groups, and everyone else who has an interest in the area.

Give us your views

View the draft planning framework for Kentish Town and the exhibition material, which provides a summary of the framework here:

Click here to fill out our online questionnaire

Come along to one of our public drop in sessions where you can meet the team and review the consultation material.

  • Where: Kentish Town Library, 262-266 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2AA
  • When: Thursday 8 November 1 to 4pm and Tuesday 20 November 5 to 8pm

There will be a display of the consultation material and paper copies of the questionnaire during the consultation period at the following libraries. The displays can be viewed during library opening hours.

  • Kentish Town Library (address above)
  • Queen’s Crescent Library, 165 Queen’s Crescent, London, NW5 4HH
  • Highgate Library, Chester Road, London, N19 5DH

Got more you want to tell us? Email any additional comments to

If you have a question or you or anyone you know needs help responding to the consultation, get in touch with the team on the email address above or call us on 0207 974 4703 and we’ll be happy to help.

What happens next?

Once the consultation closes, we will collate and analyse the responses.  The feedback will be used to help update the framework document. The main opportunity to give us your comments on the framework is the current stage of consultation, but there is likely to be a further more limited stage of consultation in 2019 before the Council adopts the final framework as a Supplementary Planning Document.

If you want to be kept informed then please join our electronic mailing list by emailing your details to

Previous engagement

The current consultation follows an earlier round of public engagement, to capture ‘opportunities and ideas’ that was carried out from 26 February to 26 March 2018.  We used the feedback from this first stage of engagement to help develop the draft planning framework.  We also held a workshop with Kentish Town and Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forums.  A summary of the engagement feedback and the neighbourhood forum workshop is provided below.

View the archive of the February 2018 public engagement material:

What is a planning framework?

The planning framework for Kentish Town will be adopted by the Council as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). SPDs build upon the policies in the Local Plan providing more detailed advice and guidance.

The framework will set out the vision and key objectives for this area of the borough. It will help guide any future development of the area and will be an important consideration when assessing planning applications.

Why are we producing a planning framework for Kentish Town?

We are expecting significant growth in part of this area in the coming years.  There is the potential for comprehensive redevelopment in parts of the area to create a new employment-led mixed-use neighbourhood that we will expect to deliver a substantial number of new homes, alongside new and re-provided jobs and commercial space.

Part of this area has been identified for growth in Camden’s Local Plan and the Kentish Town Neighbourhood Plan. The Local Plan states that the Council will develop a planning framework.

A planning framework provides the opportunity to shape the type, nature and feel of development that happens within this area. The framework will not directly deliver development, but will guide development in the area if it comes forward. Have a question or want to get in touch:

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