Development Management Forum Invitation

I am writing to invite you to a meeting of the Camden Development Management Forum about a pre application redevelopment proposal at St Pancras Commercial Centre, 63 Pratt Street, NW1 0BY

When:  Wednesday 1 May

Time:   7pm to 9pm

Place:  St Pancras Community Association

            67 Plender Street

             NW1 0LB


The proposal:

Redevelopment of the site to re-provide light industrial and storage/distribution (Class B2/B8); office floorspace (Class B1a); residential (Class C3); and retail (Class A1-A5) floor space in 3 buildings of 4 – 6 storeys. Including an internal vehicle route for the light industrial units and a public open space in the centre of the development.

What is the purpose of a Development Management forum?

The Forum gives local people the chance to see what is being proposed and give their comments before a planning application is made.

After a presentation by the developer there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and to give your views on the proposals.

It complements any local consultation which developers carry out before they put in an application

It helps to ensure more meaningful public involvement on proposed schemes rather than awaiting the formal consultation stage of an application when it is harder to influence changes in the scheme

What does the Development Management Forum not do?

It is not a decision-making meeting. Its purpose is to answer questions and raise issues. If a formal application is made in future the Council will decide the application on its merits following normal planning rules.

It does not replace the legal duty for local councils to publicise certain types of planning applications that they receive. Camden’s current consultation standards and practices for publicising applications will not change.

Camden Councillors and officers who attend will not express any opinions on the merits of the proposal

It cannot be used for lobbying members of the Planning Committee. This is because members of the Committee have to keep an open mind until a formal decision on an application is made. If they express views about the proposals they will not be able to take part in any future decision.

It cannot require the developer to make changes to the proposals as a result of the discussion at the meeting

You can find more information about Development Management Forums in the Major Developments section of our website or you can contact me by phone on 020 7974 1797 or by email at

We want to make sure that all sections of the community are able to participate in the Forum so if you require a language interpreter, including British Sign Language, need information in other formats or have any special needs please let me know.

I hope you are able to attend and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Yours faithfully

Dawn Allott
Community Liaison Officer
Regeneration and Planning
Supporting Communities
London Borough of Camden

Telephone:   020 7974 1797

2nd floor
Town Hall Extension – 5th Floor
5 Pancras Square
London N1C 4AG