Kidderpore Green

ClientBarratt London
LocationLondon Borough of Camden
Time2013
Services

Background

A new development of 128 new-build and refurbished homes, Kidderpore Green has been designed around beautiful landscaped gardens and a state-of-the-art pavilion providing a new home for The Hampstead School of Art.

Barratt London was seeking planning permission for 128 residential units on two adjacent sites, in partnership with King’s College London, in an affluent conservation area in Hampstead. The application faced considerable opposition from neighbours and groups who had defeated King’s College London’s proposals in the past and were suspicious of the new application.

Opposition focused around a much-loved community facility, the Hampstead School of Art which operated on a lease from one of the buildings within Barratt London’s site.

Close liaison with the Hampstead School of Art and local journalists allowed Barratt London to shift support in the initial weeks before the planning committee. At the planning committee the Principal of the Hampstead School of Art spoke in favour of the proposals.

Key project information

The scheme provides:

  • 128 new homes across both sites
  • 85 car parking spaces
  • 181 secure cycle spaces
  • Brand new state-of-the-art facility for the Hampstead School of Art
  • A new mews street running north-south across the site
  • Green roofs on new build elements of scheme and refurbished library

How we assisted

We were appointed to undertake community engagement throughout both the planning and construction phases of the project and carried out a range of consultation activities, such as:

  • One-to-one briefings with key politicians and local community groups
  • Two rounds of public consultation
  • Operating feedback mechanisms
  • Producing a brochure for members setting out the scheme and key benefits
  • Identifying supporters and making them advocates of the scheme
  • Managing objectors
  • Monthly construction liaison meetings with local residents
  • Quarterly newsletter updating local community on site progress
  • Dedicated community hotline answering resident queries and concerns

Outcome

Full planning permission granted in July 2013. We are now coordinating community engagement throughout the construction process.