Have your say in the future of Kensington and Chelsea

Wednesday 30 September 2020

The Council is asking residents, property developers and businesses to have their say on how planning policies are working and what should change.

The Council’s planning department has highlighted the places already earmarked for development and areas of national and international appeal. Until 10 November, the Council is consulting residents on how to shape future development and if there are new areas or sites that we can include.

This is an early consultation on the issues which will help shape a future Local Plan - the document which sets out the vision for future development in the borough for the next 20 years.

Lead Member for Planning Cllr Johnny Thalassites said:

“The physical space we have in Kensington and Chelsea is unique. We’re a small borough with lots of conservation areas and incredible tourist destinations, but we are also densely populated and we need to make sure people have homes to live in.

“That’s why we are consulting on future planning at such an early stage. We need our residents, people who work here and developers who want to invest here to help us shape the future. We want to be an amazing place to live, but also an attractive place to invest, work and visit.”

Areas that are already earmarked for growth have been identified in the consultaiton:

  • A thriving new waterfront community in Kensal Canalside
  • New homes in Golborne
  • A hub for the creative economy in Latimer Road
  • A new urban quarter in Earl’s Court
  • A vibrant place to work and live in Lots Road

The consultation highlights areas with national or international appeal and how planning policy could help those places to adapt to attract visitors back after the Coronavirus pandemic. These are:

  • Portobello Road’s world-famous street market
  • The cultural destination of South Kensington
  • Notting Hill Gate
  • Kensington High Street
  • Exclusive retail in Knightsbridge, Kings Road and Sloane Square

To take part in the consultation visit the Council’s planning consultation portal.