History of the area
Millfield Lane is remarkable. It is a narrow, unmade semi-rural track running along the eastern side of Hampstead Heath near Highgate, North London. The lane runs from Merton Lane, past the Bird Sanctuary Pond and Kenwood Ladies’ Bathing Pond to Kenwood House. On either side it is enclosed by rich vegetation and overlooked by many veteran trees. It is also a wildlife corridor where it is possible to hear the hoots of tawny owls at twilight and birdsong throughout the day.
It is a popular route for walkers, joggers and cyclists, as well as those simply wanting to escape the noise of London. It is particularly popular with the thousands of women who swim each year at the Ladies’ Pond, and in the winter months it provides the only access route to that pond.
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31 July 2019 Petition has surpassed 4,500 and continues to grow. Latest Camden New Joural article now on line here.
27 July 2019 Petition stands at 4,417, help us to get it to 5000!
July 2019 Renewed objections from Kenwood Ladies' Pond Association, Heath & Hampstead Society, Fitzroy Park Residents' Association, City of London and Highgate Conservation Area Advisory Committee uploaded to Camden Council planning portal.
7 June 2019 Further documents from applicants uploaded on council website, fail to address concerns about environmental impacts and permanent increase to traffic in Millfield Lane.
20 March 2019 Now have 4000 signatures. Objections still being sent to Camden Council, you can see them here.
7 March 2019 Great coverage in the local press today, Camden New Journal (above) and Ham & High.
5 March 2019 3000 signatures in just over a week.
1 March 2019 Surpassed 2000 signatures on St David's Day! Support keeps coming in.
27 February 2019 We made 1000 signatures in little more than one day, petition still growing
25 February 2019 Online Petition launched and already growing!
PS: if you live in the London Borough of Camden, please contact your local Councillor to tell them how you feel about this development too. Quote planning reference for 55 Fitzroy Park - 2018/3672/P. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know they have the final say by voting on the proposals at the council's Development Control Committee meeting? Highgate Ward Councillors may also address the planning meeting in respect of this application.