Infrastructure and growth in Camden

Like much of London, Camden is experiencing significant pressure for development. Through the planning system we seek to reduce the impacts of development and maximise the benefits and opportunities growth can bring. We seek to ensure that development contributes to the Council’s vision to make Camden a better borough – a place where everyone has a chance to succeed and where nobody gets left behind.

This includes supporting social and physical infrastructure such as schools, healthcare facilities, transport and open spaces as well as providing employment opportunities and delivering much needed affordable housing. 

Further details of the planning benefits secured and delivered in Camden can be found using the links below:

  • Affordable homes
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Community facilities
  • Schools
  • Public realm and transport
  • Business, employment and skills

How do we get planning benefits?

We use the planning applications process to seek the highest possible quality of development that integrates with the surrounding area, and complies with the planning policies in our Local Plan.

Planning Obligations (also known as Section 106 agreements) and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) are two mechanisms that can be used to ensure the social and physical infrastructure that is needed to support growth is provided. A short summary of CIL and S106 agreements can also be found using this link.