Camden is carrying out a project that seeks to identify buildings and features that local people value and which contribute to the character of the local area because of their architectural or historic significance, even though they are not designated (for example ‘listed buildings’).
Back on the 5th of July started a period of public consultation on the draft selection criteria. On the 30th of September the consultation on the draft Selection Criteria came to an end. The responses were reviewed and the selection criteria was revised before being adopted on the 14th of November (here is a link to the consultation report).
What’s happening now?
Camden are now at the next stage of consultation where we are inviting people to nominate any potential buildings/features or landscapes which they feel meet the Selection Criteria and so should be included on the Local List. As part of this consultation we have set up 3 key areas online:
• a nomination page where you can submit any nominations you wish to make;
• a consultation page where you can view examples of potential nominations, download supporting documents as well as post questions and comments;
• and the main local list page which has been updated and provides you with information on the local list, what it means to be on the local list, the process we are following and useful links.
Camden have also produced ‘a guide to making a nomination’ which provides useful information in support of the online nomination form. Click here and then look in the right hand colums under Useful Documents.
The nomination period will run until the 22nd of January 2013.
What happens next?
Before a draft local list is produced from all of the nominations, all of the assets will need to be assessed to ensure that they do meet the Selection Criteria and there is appropriate evidence that backs up what it is that is significant about each nomination. This will be performed by a Selection Panel made up of a variety of people with different areas of expertise and we will be providing further information on Camden’s Selection Panel soon.
If you would like contribute to the project in some other way such as hosting a workshop or talk on local lists or helping us to survey areas for potential nominations then please contact us.
For further information on the project please go to www.camden.gov.uk/locallist.
Should you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact:
Edward Bailey 'Planner (Place Shaping)'
Planning and Regeneration'
Culture and Environment directorate'
London Borough of Camden'
Town Hall extension,
'Argyle Street, 'WC1H 8EQ
Tel.: 020 7974 5068