EXTRACT of notes of the meeting held on 20th January 2012 at LB Camden
1. Welcome - from Chairman and appreciation expressed for hosts, who last held a DMC in 2001.
2 Introduction to Camden - Frances Wheat, Head of Development Management (presentation attached) explained the ongoing regeneration and redevelopment of Kings Cross area. The station redevelopment is still progressing, plus outline consent for 66 acres in the Kings Cross central area, for mixed use of : 1700 homes (750 affordable); new squares; historic buildings re-use etc. creating 2500 jobs.
Phase 1 detailed consent has now been allowed (and is underway) for infrastructure, including chp for the whole site; university of the Arts (which has recently won the Mayor's Award for Planning Excellence); Great Northern hotel; student accommodation; and offices.
Camden are now preparing for the proposed redevelopment of Euston Station as part of HS2 proposals and will result in a significant area of missed use. A joint planning framework is currently being prepared with GLA.
3. Minutes of last meeting - taken as read.
4. Planning for Growth (Steve Quartermain, CLG, presentation attached) - Steve explained that a number of key issues were still emerging and under consideration with govt and that therefore restricted the detail of his presentation. However, there is a clear shift of power and responsibility from the centre to local, but still very much an emphasis on the plan led system.