Local Plan

The Council has adopted a number of planning documents that together form the development plan for Camden. This is the starting point for planning decisions in the borough.

The Camden Local Plan is the key strategic document in Camden’s development plan.  It sets out the vision for shaping the future of the Borough and contains policies for guiding planning decisions.  

The Local Plan was adopted by Council on 3 July 2017. It has replaced the Core Strategy and Camden Development Policies documents. It is now the basis for planning decisions and future development in Camden.

All PDFs

Camden Local Plan (High resolution)

Camden Local Plan (Low resolution)

Adoption Statement

Consolidated Sustainability Appraisal

Policies Map Alterations

Further information about the preparation of the Camden Local Plan: Camden Local Plan adoption page.

Policies Map

The policies map displays the areas covered by different planning policies in Camden.

Site Allocations

Site Allocations Review


The Council are reviewing the Camden Sites Allocations Plan (2013). This document sets out the Council's approach to future development on key sites across the borough. Once adopted, this Plan will replace policies in the 2013 Site Allocations Plan. It will be used with other policies in Camden’s Development Plan to assess development proposals on key sites and areas.

A consultation on the draft Site Allocations Local Plan took place between Thursday 13 February and Friday 27 March 2020.  In response to various requests from local residents and community groups, further consultation was undertaken on the 2020 draft Plan  in December / January 2022 . More information can be found on the consultation website.

Adopted Site Allocations Plan

Our site allocations document forms part of the ‘development plan’ for Camden. This is the starting point for planning decisions. It sets out guidelines for future development on significant sites across the borough likely to be subject to development proposals.

Camden adopted the current Site Allocations Plan in September 2013.

Euston Area Plan

The Euston Area Plan has been prepared to guide the transformational change of Euston station and the surrounding area.

Fitzrovia Area Action Plan

The Fitzrovia Area Action Plan has been prepared in response to development pressures and to coordinate proposals for identified sites in the area. 

Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning helps local communities shape development in their area.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has provided guidance to councils and neighbourhood forums on how this affects neighbourhood planning. Find out about the relevant changes in the planning guidance document below:

MHCLG neighbourhood planning guidance

North London Waste Plan

The North London Waste Plan (NLWP) sets out the planning framework for waste management in the seven north London Boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest.

The North London Waste Plan was adopted by the Council on 27 June 2022 and now forms part of Camden's statutory development plan. It has also been adopted by the other boroughs. The Plan identifies suitable sites for the management of north London's waste and policies for determining planning applications for waste facilities.

Further details including the Inspectors Report, Main Modifications and Sustainability Appraisal can be found on the NLWP website.

Camden Planning Policy Newsletter

Camden's Planning Policy Newsletter keeps you up-to-date with the work on the Council's planning policy documents and related planning news. 

July 2022