Torrington Place to Tavistock Place Public Inquiry

On 22 February 2017, Cabinet resolved that the proposed Order should be pursued, subject to relevant statutory processes being followed. The Order has the sole effect of reproducing and continuing in force indefinitely the provisions of the experimental traffic order. This included the holding of a Public Inquiry conducted by an independent Inspector, which gave people likely to be affected by the proposed Order the opportunity to make representations on it.

A Public Inquiry for the Torrington Place to Tavistock Place Traffic Order was held over a four week period from Tuesday 10 October 2017 to Thursday 2 November 2017 in the Council Chamber at the offices of the London Borough of Camden.

Please note that the Public Inquiry has now concluded and the Inspector is now in the process of writing his report to the Council.  While the Council has no control over when the report will be with us, we expect to receive it sometime in January or February 2018.  Once the Inspector’s Report is received by the Council and we have had a chance to fact check it, we will publish the report as soon as possible here, on the Council’s website.

In the meantime we would like to thank all of those organisations and individuals who appeared at and participated in the recent Inquiry. We appreciate that this involved a significant commitment in terms of time and energy and are most grateful for your contribution.

10 April 2018 Update

As of Tuesday 10th April the Council has yet to receive the Inspector’s Report from the Planning Inspectorate. 

There have been a number of enquiries as to the nature of “fact checking” and concerns that it reduces the independence of the Inspector’s report. To clarify, fact checking refers to a process where we review the Inspector’s recommendation for inaccuracies, such as obvious spelling mistakes, incorrect street names or references and grammatical errors, which is a standard procedure and is essentially a courtesy to the Inspector.  It is entirely at the Inspector’s discretion whether or not he agrees with any suggestions made by the Council and amends his report accordingly.  We therefore consider the report will remain independent of the Council and hope this overcomes some of the concerns expressed. As set out above, the Inspector’s report will be published here as soon possible, once this fact-checking process has been completed and the final publication version of the report has been received by the Council. Participants of the Inquiry will also be notified by the Programme Officer.

See the Parking Orders Notice



Mr Martin Elliott, BSc FIPROW, an independent inspector, was appointed to conduct the Inquiry.  Pauline Butcher was appointed as Programme Officer (PO) for this Inquiry. Her contact details are:

Telephone: 07823 494353


A pre-Inquiry Meeting (PIM) took place on Thursday 31 August and the Inspector has issued a Note of the Meeting (ID3), which the PO has distributed to interested parties.

This website will be updated with the latest documents as issued.

All links lead to PDFs you can view or download unless otherwise stated.

Draft Traffic Order

Draft Inquiry Programme 

Inquiry Documents

ID1 Inspector’s Pre-Inquiry Note
ID2 London Borough of Camden Statement of Case
ID2 A London Borough of Camden Statement of Case list of appendices

    ID2 Appendices

    ID2 References

    Core Documents 

    Statements of Case 

    ID3 Inspectors notes from pre inquiry meeting

    ID4 Proofs of Evidence

    Response Documents

    ID4 Proofs of Evidence List

  • 5/2 University of London Proof of Evidence
  • 6/2/1 London Living Streets Proof of Evidence
  • 7/2 National Union of Rail, Maritime Transport Workers Taxi Branch (RMT) Proof of Evidence
  • 9/2 ILHL Index of Documents
  • 14/2 LTDA Proof of Evidence
  • 15/2 Friends of Tavistock Square Proof of Evidence
  • 16/2 Gordon Mansions Residents Association (GMRA) Proof of Evidence
  • 17/2 Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPP) Proof of Evidence
  • 18/2 Bloomsbury Residents' Action Group (BRAG) 
  • Closing Submissions

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