Planning in Euston
Euston Station Area Planning Brief
Camden Council is developing a Planning Brief to provide guidance for development above and around Euston station and tracks, building on the vision set out in the Euston Area Plan (below). The Planning Brief will provide more detailed guidance for the delivery of homes, jobs, open space and other facilities.
The Planning Brief is being developed alongside work by HS2 Ltd to progress their station design, work by Network Rail to consider the redevelopment of the existing Euston station, and evolving Crossrail 2 plans for the Euston area.
In summer 2017, we consulted on principles for the Planning Brief. This will help shape a draft Planning Brief, which we will publish for consultation in 2018.
Euston Area Plan
The Euston Station Area Planning Brief is being developed from the principles of the Euston Area Plan (EAP). The Euston Area Plan is a long-term strategic planning framework to guide transformational change in the area up until 2031, focused around the redevelopment of Euston station.
The Plan also covers parts of Somers Town, Regent’s Park Estate and Ampthill Estate, up to Mornington Crescent underground station and Euston Road.
The Euston Area Plan was jointly developed by Camden Council, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London. Camden Council adopted the Plan in January 2015 as a Local Plan. The Mayor of London also adopted the Plan as supplementary planning guidance to the London Plan in January 2015.
The Euston Area Plan was developed through information gathered from background research, consultation results, and stakeholder liaison, and guided by the findings of the sustainability appraisal process. The Plan is compatible with wider planning guidance, the National Planning Policy Framework and the London Plan.
The Euston Area Plan vision for the Euston area in 2031
The Euston area will be rejuvenated as both a local hub of activity and a gateway to London through new high quality comprehensive and transformational development above and around a world class transport interchange at Euston station.
New homes, businesses, shops, community facilities, schools, and new and improved public realm and open space will transform the area. The redeveloped station will help to reconnect the communities to the north, south, east and west. Existing businesses, such as those at Drummond Street, and surrounding residential communities at Regent’s Park, Somers Town and Mornington Crescent, will flourish with investment through reprovided and new homes, businesses, open space and facilities where necessary, and their important role in the future of Euston celebrated and enhanced.
Euston’s role as a medical research, knowledge, innovation and creative industry base will be enhanced and thrive around the cluster of world class education and research institutions in the area, helping to achieve Camden Council’s Knowledge Quarter aspiration for the area. This could include medical uses as promoted in the Mayor’s “Med City” vision for the Euston Road corridor.
A network of clear and convenient streets will connect key attractions and green spaces in the area. Critical to this will be new and improved links through, above and around a redeveloped station and an improved greener environment along Euston Road. Euston Road will no longer be a barrier to pedestrian and cycle movement and onward journeys from the station. Euston has long been too polluted – the proposals in this plan will help to make it less so.