Planning speak is so opaque I have no real idea of the need for a partial review, this may mean a review of part of The Plan, or it may be a little tweek of the original. There is a lot of information on the Kensal Canalside Opportunity Area, with 2,000 new houses and RBKC plans a new Crossrail station. There are notes not only on housing and transport, but on electricity to the site, gas, infrastructure, schools, health services, a library and open spaces, play spaces and an area for sports.
There is also an interesting section about an Historic England appraisal of our area as an archaeological priority area. Holland Park Avenue is especially important … ‘During the Roman period (AD 43 to AD 410) there appears to be a change towards a more pastoral economy with evidence in the wider landscape of more livestock centred management practices. The most significant known Roman feature in Kensington and Chelsea was the Roman road which linked London (Londinium via Newgate) to the important Roman town of Silchester (Calleva Atrebatum). The road was a main route between London and the west and appears to have been aligned on an earlier prehistoric trackway; this is indicated by the nearby multi-period prehistoric settlement site on the top of Campden Hill spur.’
It makes for absorbing reading, especially as it directly impacts our local environment and we can all have a say. Here’s the link and we will come back with the result of the consultation … planningconsult