Your views needed over plan to sell council sites in Camden

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By JulieGK | Monday, November 05, 2012, 22:30

The council announced this week that it is proposing to sell a number of sites in Camden and surrounding area to raise funds for investment.

Fourteen sites have been identified for potential sale as part of the community investment programme (CIP), a 15-year-plan to invest money in schools, homes and community facilities. The sites include garages and car parking spaces at:

  • Bassett Street, NW5
  • Bridge House, Adelaide Road, NW3
  • Bridgeway Street estate, NW1
  • College Place estate, NW1
  • Constable House, Adelaide Road, NW3
  • Dennington House, Dennington Park Road / Inglewood Road, NW6
  • Dynham Road, NW6
  • Flask Cottages, NW3
  • Grangefield, Marquis Road, NW1
  • Kilburn Vale estate, NW6
  • Regent's Park estate, NW1
  • St Silas estate, NW5
  • The Wells House, Well Walk, NW3
  • Wolsey Mews and 3-7 Islip Street, NW5
Camden council is now seeking the views of residents and businesses to help decide whether to sell the sites. The consultation is open until December 2.

A council statement read: "As part of the CIP programme we may sell or redevelop properties that are out of date, expensive to maintain, or underused and difficult to access. This will help us generate funds that are not otherwise available to reinvest into improving other services and facilities, including schools and housing."  

The first three small sites sold under this programme raised more than £2m for investment in over 185 council homes.

What do you think? Is it a good solution to lack of funds? Or will it just bring more problems for residents? Tell us here

To take part in the public consultation visit camden.gov.uk/smallsites

      

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