Presentation to Name Surname 31 October 2006

Report
Cally Plan Update
Team Cally Ward Partnership
September 2014
What is the Cally Plan?
• Adopted January 2014
• Extensive consultation and led by a
steering group of local residents,
business owners and Councillors.
• Focuses on an area from Regent’s
Canal north to Pentonville Prison.
• Supplementary Planning Document
used in determining planning
applications
Vision
• to reinforce a strong
positive identify
• strengthen the high street
to attract new businesses
and visitors
• unite the communities
and business on the east
and west of the Cally in a
sense of ownership, pride
and shared responsibility
for its success.
Delivery – 4 key themes
1. Promoting the Cally.
2. Improving the design
and streetscape of the
Cally.
3. Improving the
management of the
Cally.
4. Developing successful
businesses.
How the plan will be implemented
• Plan identifies the council services and external organisation
involved in implementation of projects.
• Projects have been integrated into the Caledonian Ward
Improvement Plan to enable funding to be secured from a range
of sources.
• The pace of delivery of the plan will depend on how quickly
these funding resources can be secured.
• Given the current funding constraints delivery is likely to take
place over a number of years.
1. Promoting the Cally
– Utilising the area’s large
number of arts and creative
organisations to engage the
local community in arts and
cultural events and use them
to attract visitors.
– Coordinate street
improvement projects to
create a positive identity for
the Cally.
1. Promoting the Cally
• Funding secured from TFL towards
under bridge lighting scheme and
bespoke cycle parking.
• Some funding secured for arts
projects.
• A lot of work going on in the
community with several consultations
about arts initiatives, as well as street
art.
• Events such as Cally Festival
important for local people and
attracting visitors and animating the
street.
2. Improving the design and
streetscape of the Cally
Projects:
• Improve public spaces
• Improve pedestrian environment
• Improve cycle routes and parking
• Regent’s canal area improvements
• Sites and building that should be
improved
2. Improving the design and streetscape of
the Cally
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Improving the east-west route
from the Cally to King’s ross some funding secured.
Cycling improvements – almost
completed scheme at
Copenhagen St/Cally Rd road to
reduce accidents. Cycle parking
also installed.
Decluttering of old street furniture
took place in 2013 & area
re-paved to improve streetscene.
Directional information also been
installed in the area.
2. Improving the design and streetscape of
the Cally
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Better use of Tiber Gardens to reduce
antisocial behaviour - refurbishment now
completed.
Making better use of Thornhill Bridge
Community Gardens – agreement has
been reached to operate the space.
New pedestrian crossing and improved
junction at Offord Road/Cally Road –
scheme consulted on and hoping to
implement in January.
Preventing parking on pavement - bollards
installed on corner of Caledonian Rd &
Copenhagen St.
2. Improving the design and streetscape
of the Cally
Design guidance for new shopfronts and the development of historic
buildings on the Cally – on-going.
347 Caledonian Road before and after shopfront restoration
3. Improving the management of the
Cally
• Improving management of waste – regular
information, monitoring and enforcement.
• Guidance to make the street and shops more
accessible – on-going as projects are
implemented and planning applications
submitted.
4. Developing successful businesses
• Encourage new businesses by allowing more
commercial uses on the Cally in large underused shop
units – on-going through the planning application
process.
• Provide advice to independent businesses on the Cally
to help them become more successful – through
working closely with Business Employment Support
Team. No uptake of Green Light programme.

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