Camden planning guidance

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 summer 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 the emerging London Plan and changes to national planning policy due in early 2018.

The documents being reviewed in phase 1 are CPG 2: Housing ( partial review), CPG 4: Basements and lightwells, CPG 5: Town centres, retail and employment, CPG 6: Amenity and elements of CPG 8: Planning obligations.

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

What happens next ?

We are considering the comments made and will prepare final versions of the above documents and report them to our Cabinet Member for formal adoption as Supplementary Planning Documents in March 2018. 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.

Work  on Phase 2 will be progressed later in 2018 and will include a full review of CPG 2 on Housing and reviews of, CPG 1: Design, CPG 3 Sustainability, CPG 7 Transport and remaining elements of CPG 8 Planning obligations.

Initial engagement

The first stage in the review of Camden Planning Guidance was a ‘call for views’ consultation in May – July 2017.  The Council asked user’s views on which parts of 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 were reported to the Cabinet Member and can be viewed here:

The current adopted Camden Planning Guidance documents can be download below:

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