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The We are Camden consultation finder will help you to find and participate in consultations that interest you. Recently updated opportunities to have your say are displayed below. Alternatively, you can search by keyword, postcode, interest and so on.

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

West End Project - Transforming the Tottenham Court Road Area

We asked:
In June and July 2014, we consulted local people on their views of the traffic and public realm proposals of the West End Project, to transform the Tottenham Court Road area, making it safer and more attractive for residents and visitors, creating new public spaces and providing a good public realm to attract and sustain business. The project includes replacing the one-way system with two-way streets, introducing some protected cycle lanes and more trees, to reduce congestion and pollution across the area, improve road safety, widen pavements, improve pedestrian crossings and make bus journeys quicker.
You said:
The results of the public consultation showed support for the overall West End Project proposals as well as for most elements of the project including proposals for Tottenham Court Road, Gower Street and New Oxford Street, the plaza at St Giles Circus, the new public space at Princes Circus and the new park at Alfred Place. Two aspects of the project were not supported by the majority of respondents; the proposed loading hours on Tottenham Court Road and restricting taxi access on Tottenham Court Road.
We did:
In January 2015, the Council’s Cabinet agreed to implement the West End Project proposals including restricting taxis on Tottenham Court Road, but with a number of amendments, such as to loading hours in the area, in response to comments received during the consultation. The full report can be accessed at http://democracy.camden.gov.uk/mgA.aspx?M=5156 (item 16). The project will be delivered in phases and completed in 2018 in time for the opening of Crossrail.

Queen’s Crescent Market, Parking and loading changes

We asked:
We asked for residents, businesses and market traders' views on 9 proposals, which amongst others include: Convert existing trader only parking bay (3 car spaces) at Gilden Crescent into permit holders’ only parking bay (Mon-Fri 9am-11am); Convert existing shared use traders/permit holders’ only parking bay (2 car spaces) on Queen’s Crescent, outside 186 Grafton Road into single yellow line.
You said:
Approximately 726 leaflets were distributed and a total of 44 responses were received, which represented a return rate of 6.06%. The responses indicate that all proposals have received majority support; however in the case of Proposal 4, the number of responses in favour is 17 compared to 16 opposed, and therefore the response is more balanced. Most of the comments have been provided are by those who have not supported the proposals. In most cases, these are from residents who have stated that their objections stem from the fact that the trader parking bays are not well used and they remain unoccupied on most days. They have suggested that the Council consider reducing the actual numbers of traders’ parking spaces by converting some of them into resident parking bays. They added that the proposal to convert these to shared use bays, which allow only traders to park for a few hours on market days would really cause inconvenience for the residents as they would have to move their parked cars during the restricted hours. Some businesses have requested for more pay and display parking bays as it will help bring customers to the markets.
We did:
Officers therefore consider that all proposals as consulted upon should be implemented as collectively they will help improve parking conditions for residents without having any detrimental effects on market traders.

Mount Pleasant regeneration consultation

We asked:
Royal Mail asked Camden and Islington residents, local people and stakeholders for their views on the proposals to regenerate Mount Pleasant.
You said:
Residents welcomed the principle of a mixed-use redevelopment of the site, the new open spaces provided, and the inclusion of affordable housing. There was some concern over the height of some of the taller elements, but this tended to be localised rather than a comment on the whole site. Broader concerns were raised about the provision of education in the south of Camden, with some attendees asking for a school to be provided on the site. Members of the team explained that contributions generated from this scheme would go to both Camden and Islington Councils who would be responsible for delivering any necessary improvements to the local infrastructure. It was also made clear that the results of the SPD did not point to education use for the site.
We did:
Following a series of consultation events, including those undertaken by Royal Mail in October 2012 and March 2013, and the Development Management Forum chaired by Camden & Islington Councils in November 2012, planning applications for the redevelopment of the land surrounding the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office were submitted in May & June this year. The applications are currently being assessed and will be determined by the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington in autumn 2013.

During the consultation process, we ask for your feedback, you tell us and then we make positive changes. Public participation is key to our work. See what happens with We Asked, You Said, We Did.