Supplementary planning documents (SPDs)
Our supplementary planning documents (SPDs) play an important role in our planning decisions by providing more information on how we apply planning policies in Camden. Some of the guidance documents also give useful advice and best practice examples.
Camden planning guidance
Our planning guidance provides advice and information on how we will apply our planning policies. We have prepared the Camden Planning Guidance to support the policies in our Local Development Framework (LDF):
Planning frameworks and briefs
Our planning frameworks and briefs summarise our guidelines, objectives and priorities with regards to the development of significant sites in the borough, and those that are particularly sensitive due to their location:
Conservation area appraisals and management strategies
Conservation area appraisals and management strategies help guide us in deciding on the types of alterations and developments that are acceptable in our designated conservation areas:
Sites of nature conservation importance
Our Site of Nature Conservation Importance Guidance provides information on sites within the borough that have valuable species and habitats requiring protection (as identified by ecologists, from the Greater London Authority ecology unit, who surveyed the borough in the summer of 2003). Such sites are displayed on our proposals map:
An accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Report was created in the preparation of this document:
- download: Sustainability
Appraisal Report (PDF)
Energy efficiency planning guidance for conservation areas
This document provides guidance to residents who are considering making energy efficiency improvements to residential properties in conservation areas.
Retrofitting - making your home more sustainable
The guidance provides information on the planning process for installing low carbon technologies such as insulation and renewable energy systems. It has a specific section on heritage issues e.g. conservation areas and listed buildings:
Energy efficiency planning guidance for Dartmouth Park Conservation Area
We have produced guidance for the Dartmouth Park conservation area as a pilot project to look at how energy efficiency measures can be introduced in to conservation areas in a way that does not cause harm to their character or appearance.
A local list is a collection of the features of Camden’s local areas that are valued by the local community and that help give Camden its distinctive identity. This section will provide you with further information:
Evidence and supporting documents
In the process of preparing our core strategy and development policies, we collected a wide range of information and commissioned a number of studies (also known as the ‘evidence base’):