Proposed Parking Amendments - John Street, Northington Street & King's Mews

Closed 15 Dec 2017

Opened 14 Nov 2017

Results Updated 20 Mar 2018




Proposed Minor Parking Amendments - John Street, Northington Street and King’s Mews (Holborn and Covent Garden Ward)

The Council is writing to seek your views on our proposals to make amendments to existing parking bays on the above streets. These are detailed below:

  • To create a 15 metre (3 car spaces) diplomatic only parking bay outside 8 John Street, this is to serve the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo, which would result in the loss of 3 resident only parking spaces.
  • To remove one 6 metre (1 car space) general disabled bay outside 27-28 King’s Mews, this is to accommodate an entrance as part of the development of 27-28 King’s Mews. The removed general disabled bay will be replaced by 6metres of single yellow line.
  • To remove one 6.5m redundant business parking bay and reduce the residents’ only parking bay by 0.1m from outside 2 John Street and convert it into a 6.6metre general disabled bay . This will create a 13.2metre general disabled bay outside 2 John Street for two vehicles and will replace the loss of the general disabled parking from King’s Mews.
  • To create a 25 metre shared use (residents’ and paid for parking) parking bay at Northington Street junction with John Street by converting the existing 5metre residents’ bay, 10metre paid for parking bay and 10metre of existing single yellow line. This is to accommodate the loss of parking due to the creation of a 15metre diplomatic parking bay outside 8 John Street.

The proposals outlined above if approved for implementation will not result in a loss of any marked parking bays. The drawings illustrating the proposals in further detail can be found HERE

The above measures are being proposed as a result of the development of 27-28 King’s Mews requiring access from the public highway into the redeveloped building. The developer has paid a highways contribution under a section 106 agreement for the relocation of the general disabled parking bay. In relation to the creation of diplomatic parking, under a long-standing agreement, all London Boroughs have agreed to allocate dedicated diplomatic parking bays to the diplomatic community where off-street parking facilities aren’t available.

The number of spaces the Council decides to allocate is based on a quota and recommendation provided to the Council by the Foreign and Common Wealth Office’s Diplomatic Division, this criteria is applied strictly in Camden because of limited kerb space.  The Embassy for the Republic of Kosovo submitted a request under this agreement to create diplomatic parking spaces in John Street and has met this criteria; the embassy is fully funding the creation of the parking bays.

Why We Are Consulting

This is your opportunity to comment

The Council will be pleased to hear your views on the proposals we are consulting on as well as any alternative suggestions or objections you may have to any aspect of the Play Street scheme. The deadline for responses to this consultation is FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER 2017


Please submit your response to this consultation no later than 15.12.2017 via one of the following three options below:

Option 1 Online – submit your response by answering a series of consultation questions and providing your comments on the online survey link below.

Option 2 Email – submit your response via email to:

Option 3 Post – submit your response using the following free post address (no stamp required) to the London Borough of Camden, Supporting Communities Directorate, Transport Strategy Service, FREEPOST RLZH-UEYC-ACZZ, London, WC1H 8EQ.

Please Note: if you are responding on behalf of an organisation, only ONE reply will be accepted. You must give your full postal address when responding to the consultation if you want us to consider your views.

An Equality & Diversity form has been included HERE that is voluntary for you to complete and send to us with your response via email or using free post address as outlined above. Any information you provide on this form will help us in making an informed decision on the scheme.

Who is being consulted?

All affected property frontages inclusive of businesses, local groups, statutory groups and ward councillors.

What Happens Next

While it will not be possible to reply to your individually, all comments will be taken into account. At the end of this consultation period, a report will be written analysing the comments received and officers’ recommendations. This report will be presented to the Director of Regeneration and Planning (Supporting Communities Directorate) who will make a decision whether or not to proceed with the scheme.

Under the Local Government Access to Information Act 1985, your consultation response will be available for inspection if required; however, your personal details will remain confidential. Please only write to us with matters associated with this consultation. If you do have any further questions or require clarification about the proposed scheme, please do not hesitate contact Tabrez Hussain on the contact details.



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