Historic Hospital Demolition Approved

Posted on Mar 11, 2020
Historic Hospital Demolition Approved

The demolition of much of the historic quadrangle of the former Royal Free Hospital on Gray’s Inn Road has today been approved by Camden Council, in conjunction with the GLA. Despite vociferous opposition from ourselves and Historic England, along with letters sent directly to the Mayor and the Secretary of State, neither Camden nor the […]

We Meet with Camden

Posted on Feb 29, 2020
We Meet with Camden

On 5th February our committee met with Camden’s Development Management to discuss the Bloomsbury Conservation Areas. The meeting was very positive and it is clear that we will be working together in the future to combat some of the problems afflicting the conservation areas. Some exciting news that we learned cannot yet be released to […]

Ban Dockless Bicycles from Bloomsbury

Posted on Feb 18, 2020
Ban Dockless Bicycles from Bloomsbury

We have learned that Camden are working with London Councils to draft a bylaw to control dockless bicycles, with the possibility of exclusion from certain areas. We have asked for dockless bicycles to be banned from the Bloomsbury Conservation Areas. These bicycles have a detrimental effect upon the special character and appearance of our conservation […]

We Condemn the Overruling of Elected Councillors

Posted on Jan 15, 2020
We Condemn the Overruling of Elected Councillors

The decision by the Director for Regeneration and Planning to overrule elected councillors simply confirms what we have all suspected for a long time – Camden is undemocratic, and councillors have little control over civil servants supposedly working to carry out their policies. The director, Mr David Joyce, overruled the Members Briefing Panel recommendation to […]

Our Website is Being Updated

Posted on Dec 20, 2019
Our Website is Being Updated

Our website is currently being updated to include more educational material on the conservation area, the committee, the planning system, and why it all matters. Formatting is being updated and altered so that you may notice some oddities in the website over the coming weeks. When the works are complete, we hope to be able […]

UCLH Eastman Dental Hospital Application Approved by Camden

Posted on Sep 24, 2019
UCLH Eastman Dental Hospital Application Approved by Camden

The UCL proposals for the development of the site for the Eastman Dental Hospital and the former Royal Free Hospital have been recommended for approval by Camden, in the latest of a series of shocking planning decisions in line with their Community Investment Program. The tragedy of the approval is that it almost seals the fate […]

Outrageous Plan Discovered to Build on Euston Square

Posted on Jun 15, 2018
Outrageous Plan Discovered to Build on Euston Square

Comments on Landowners’ Preferred Euston Stations Masterplan dated December 2017 The BCAAC has gained access to redacted copies of a Masterplan developed by Wilkinson Eyre in tandem with the plan to rebuild and extend the western side of Euston Station to accommodate HS2 trains. It is also intended eventually to rebuild the eastern side of […]

Conservation Area Affected by Euston Area Plan and HS2

Posted on Feb 14, 2018
Conservation Area Affected by Euston Area Plan and HS2

The BCAAC is contributing to a heritage audit of the area affected by the Euston Planning Brief and HS2. The aim is to bring to Camden’s attention the importance of the listed buildings and parts of the CA whose setting will be affected by the development proposals.  

50th Anniversary Party

Posted on Feb 14, 2018
50th Anniversary Party

The BCAAC held a party to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the act which set up Conservation Areas and the exhibition of the model showing London in 1840. The BCAAC has been in existence since 1967! Frank Dobson, a founder member and significant contributor for the betterment of heritage in Camden was the guest of […]

Tavistock Place proposed cycle route

Posted on Jan 17, 2018
Tavistock Place proposed cycle route

Torrington Place to Tavistock Place Public Inquiry   BCAAC recently took part in a Public Inquiry, which was held at Camden Town Hall for four weeks, between 10 October and 2 November 2017. An Experimental Traffic Order, signed off in July 2015, heralded significant changes to the layout and flow of traffic along Torrington Place […]