Planning policy documents

The Council has adopted a number of planning documents that (alongside the Mayor’s London Plan) form the ‘development plan’ for Camden – the starting point for planning decisions in the borough.

Our planning policy documents

Local Plan

The Local Plan was adopted by Council on 3 July 2017 and has replaced the Core Strategy and Camden Development Policies documents as the basis for planning decisions and future development in the borough.

Camden Planning Guidance

Camden Planning Guidance is a series of documents that provide advice and information on how we apply our planning policies.

Site Allocations

Our Site Allocations document identifies land and buildings for future development.

Fitzrovia Area Action Plan

We have prepared an Area Action Plan for Fitzrovia to coordinate development proposals across a number of significant sites in the area. 

Euston Area Plan

Camden is worked with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for London to produce the Euston Area Plan. The Plan will help to shape change in the area over the next 20 years.

Neighbourhood Planning

Under the Localism Act 2011 communities can prepare a neighbourhood plan for their area. Find out more about neighbourhood planning.

There are two adopted neighbourhood plans in the borough:

Policies Map

The policies map (formerly known as the proposals map) displays the planning policies in Camden.

Local designations can also be found in neighbourhood plans (see above for links to the two adopted plans). 

For identifying individual properties:

For borough or street level applications:

North London Joint Waste Plan

To tackle the ongoing challenges of waste disposal and recycling facilities, seven boroughs including Camden have joined together to develop the North London Joint Waste Plan

Other supporting documents

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

The Council is committed to ensuring that stakeholders and the local community are involved in all major planning decisions, as well as in the preparation of all planning policies and plans. 

The Statement of Community Involvement (2016) sets out how we will involve local people when we prepare our planning policies and consider planning applications.

All local planning authorities must have an up to date SCI. In October 2015 we began consultation on a revised Statement of Community Involvement. In April 2016 Camden’s Cabinet decided to adopt the revised SCI which includes the proposal to stop sending letters.

Local Development Scheme (LDS)

Under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and the Localism Act 2011, we are required to produce a Local Development Scheme that sets out our timetable and programme for the production of planning policy documentation. The latest version was published in February 2016:

Superseded planning policy documents 

The Camden Local Plan replaced the Council’s Core Strategy and Development Policies in July 2017.

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