(August 2015) Camden Council has received a planning application that aims to open up and brighten up the Dead Dogs Basin next to Camden Lock Market. This would allow visitors to view it and understand its heritage. However, most of the benefits would be cancelled out by a proposed restaurant overhang that would encroach on the waterspace and undermine the basin's potential.
The basin is NOT derelict. It could have a great future if it is used constructively as a functioning canal asset. If you would like to help to revive this asset instead of surrendering it to a restaurant extension then please send an e-mail (with subject "Planning Ref 2015/4774") to email@example.com. Feel free to copy your e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Note - despite our efforts, planning permission was granted on 4th February 2016 and none of the councillors questioned the loss of water space. See officer's report.
(The first edition of this page was created in August 2015)