Mount Pleasant regeneration consultation

Closed 26 Apr 2013

Opened 14 Mar 2013

Feedback Updated 29 Aug 2013

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.

Results Updated 29 Aug 2013

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.   Details of the development applications currently being assessed are available below.

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Overview

Royal Mail are consulting residents, local people and stakeholders on the proposals to regenerate Mount Pleasant. 

The highlights of the proposed scheme are described by Royal Mail to be:

  • Proposal for a significant mixed use development contributing to the life and diversity of the neighbourhood;
  • The scheme will provide 680 new homes including an offer of approximately 130 new affordable housing units;
  • Provide 20 retail / community use units and 35,000 sq feet of office space;
  • Following consultation last October, Royal Mail have reduced the density of the scheme by 32% from previous iterations;
  • Increased the public space by 45% from the indicative SPD masterplan;
  • Royal Mail are proposing contributions towards improvements of the public realm outside Royal Mail ownership, including: Wilmington Square, outside the Packenham Arms and the junction of Calthorpe Street and Phoenix Place;
  • The proposed development will help create 1,250 new jobs;
  • The scheme which achieves a carbon omission rating which is 35% below Building Regulations targets;
  • Royal Mail are relocating operational and staff parking below ground.

 

The application is the outcome of the team’s work following the agreement in 2011 by Islington and Camden councils of a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the site. The site provides an opportunity to regenerate an underused site in central London for much needed housing and employment-generating uses whilst opening up the site for public access for the first time.

Royal Mail will be submitting its plans to Camden and Islington Councils, and it would like to hear what you have to say on them.

Please note that this is an ongoing consultation being undertaken by Royal Mail which commenced prior to the starting date stated on this page, and that the end date stated relates only to the anticipated date for submission of the planning application.  This is liable to be subject of change.

Please send your comments on the proposal

By email to mount-pleasant@yourshout.org

By post to:

FREEPOST RSBX-ARER-CTYA

Mount Pleasant consultation

Freepost RSBX-ARER-CTYA Your Shout

1-45 Durham Street, London SE11 5JH

Or by phone to Indigo Public Affairs on 0800 458 6976

Areas

  • Holborn and Covent Garden

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Business and local economy
  • Community and living
  • Environment
  • Housing
  • Policing and public safety
  • Transport and streets