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 fundamentally undemocratic, and councillors have little control over civil servants supposedly working to carry out their will. The director, Mr David Joyce, overruled the Members Briefing Panel recommendation […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Camden’s Euston Area Plan and all the changes proposed for Euston Square and the area around it cause considerable concern. Proposals for Euston Station include rumours of a possible attempt to reorientate Euston Square Gardens or build on them for commercial development. All these discussions seem to ignore that the adjacent listed buildings are in […]
We’re having an exhibition of photographs to display some of the buildings and work we have been involved in within the conservation area. We would be delighted if you could join us on Tuesday 29th November between 6pm-8pm at the Alan Baxter Gallery for the opening. Wine and nibbles will be available.
The BCAAC is holding a fundraising event on October 9th. British Telecom have very generously given us the use of their BT Tower viewing gallery and Griff Rhys Jones has volunteered to be the master of ceremonies! There will be an interview with Richard Seifert and a short talk by Professor Alan Short. Funds raised […]