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Title Date Ends Exercise Referral Survey 2014/15 29 May 2015 2013 Exercise Referral exit Survey 31 May 2015 Amendments to Camden Planning Guidance - employment and training initiatives, planning obligations (CENV/2015/18) 11 Jun 2015 Camden Future Libraries 30 Jun 2015 Camden Council and Camden’s Voluntary and Community Sector: engagement feedback 12 Jul 2015
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We Asked, You Said, We Did
Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.
- We asked:
- What you thought of the Fair Deal for London Alliance's proposed Compensation Charter.
- You said:
- • Urban areas should receive fair compensation and not be disadvantaged • The Charter was broadly on the right lines but that it downplayed the scale of disruption in Camden • An independent body should be established to assess compensation, design the scheme and adjudicated on disputes and bids for compensation. • That the Property Bond should not be the focal point of the Charter. • The criteria for compensation should not be the same as for rural areas, (i.e. 120m from the line for the Rural Support zone or 120m to 300m from the line for the Homeowner payment), but should be tailored to reflect the different nature of urban areas. • Businesses should be eligible for all of the compensation that is offered to residents and also receive compensation for the costs they incur directly because of HS2, including disruption to trade, managing employees worse working conditions, costs caused by blight and uncertainty. • Home-owner payments and the Cash Offer should be available to tenants and owner-occupiers in urban areas.
- We did:
- • Added a foreword to the document that sets the scene and provides a sharper description of the level of disruption. • We added a request for an independent body to be established to assess compensation, design the scheme and adjudicated on disputes and bids for compensation. • We've re-ordered the Charter so that the property bond is our last request. • We've asked for the eligibility criteria to be based on the impact of construction felt by people as this is more relevant in urban areas where construction sites will be very close to residents. • Based on people's feedback we've made suggestions of changes that should be made to the compensation schemes that are currently available to make them fairer, and asked for these to be available to all tenants, owner-occupiers and businesses in urban areas.
- 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.
- 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.
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.