Murray Street and Stratford Villas: Proposed Parking Changes and Creation of a new Streatery Space Consultation

Closed 17 Jun 2022

Opened 27 May 2022


The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how people in Camden live, travel and work. We want our streets to have more safe space for everyone to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely and healthily, for businesses to be able to flourish, to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles and for you to be breathing cleaner air. 

We want to ensure that our streets support a strong recovery from the pandemic so we can provide a lasting legacy of greener, safer, healthier travel with places for people to spend time in and enjoy, regenerating our local town centres.

As part of this programme, we have been making changes across Camden in our Safe and Healthy Streets Programme. This included making trial changes in the Camden Square and surrounding area in December 2021. These changes prevent through-traffic in residential streets, and make it easier and safer to walk and cycle.

As part of the feedback received from local businesses and residents on the Camden Square Area Safe and Healthy Streets Trial scheme, we are proposing to install a Streatery on Murray Street for use by the Temptation Coffee Bar and to convert 10 meters of “CA-N Permit holders only” parking to “Pay by Phone” parking on Stratford Villas to make it easier for visitors, in motor vehicles, to park north of the Murray Street restriction. Based on the current parking capacity in CA-N, there is 1010 resident permit holder spaces available and 805 resident permits issued, suggesting there are more spaces available than active permits held.

A Streatery is an outdoor dining space created in the road protected by barriers, where businesses can place tables and chairs for outdoor dining, keeping the pavements clear for pedestrians to pass on the pavement. The Streatery space will be maintained and kept clean by the Temptation Coffee Bar as part of the Council’s licensing conditions. We have installed around 20 Streateries across the borough.

This consultation asks local residents and stakeholders to give their views on the proposed amendments to the trial scheme.

Why your views matter

We want to engage with our local residents, businesses and stakeholders in changes happening on their streets and to know what you think about these proposals. These changes help to address concerns raised by local residents and businesses as part of the trial scheme.

To view the plan and find out more about this proposal, click on the links in the Related Section at the bottom of this page.

What happens next

After the consultation, a decision report will be produced and published online via our website. Local residents and stakeholders will be notified of the outcome. The report will consider the consultation responses, relevant policies and other data/information.

If a decision is made to approve the proposed amendments to the trial, the construction would then take place shortly after.


  • Cantelowes
  • Kentish Town


  • Anyone from any background


  • Transport and streets