WHAT IS TRACT
1. TRACT was formed in the London Borough of Camden to address two main concerns: the impact of major planning developments on the wellbeing of the local community; and the number of harmful alcohol licences in the area, especially within the Camden Markets.
2. The purpose of TRACT is to create an informal network of Tenants and Residents Associations to protect the individual and collective interests of such groups, especially but not exclusively in relation to planning and licensing matters. It is open to any such groups within Camden Town and Chalk Farm, especially those in the vicinity of the Camden Markets.
3. TRACT is coordinated for the time being by Castlehaven Community Centre. There is no funding and all activities are carried out on a voluntary basis.
TERMS OF REFERENCE v3
Parts of Camden Town and Chalk Farm bounded by Parkway to the south, Oval Road to the west, Chalk Farm Station to the north, Camden Road Station & Royal College Street to the east.
To receive the earliest possible notification of all medium to large current and emerging planning proposals in the area, and intervene where appropriate, paying particular attention to the impact of these developments on residents’ lives.
To be given the earliest possible notification of all new licensing applications including Temporary Event Notices*. The SPA is critical as we need to ensure the Council uphold and enforce the licensing policy, including Camden Town Special Policy Area.
Identify residents’ needs in connection with potential CIL/S106 matters e.g. new children's play areas etc.
Identify both long and short term adverse impacts on the local community of specific areas of development e.g. parking issues, anti-social behaviour, safety, litter etc.
Identify clear pathways to promote local employment opportunities.
Identify issues regarding management of the night-time economy e.g. wc’s, drug dealing, litter etc.
*temporary event notices and, indeed, new licence notifications are a matter of national law
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