This report looks at high streets in Kensington and Chelsea and how they can recover from the pandemic. We take an in-depth look at three very different high streets in the borough and create action plans, alongside case studies for ideas and inspiration.
High streets are at the heart of local communities – 70 per cent of residents in Kensington and Chelsea live within 200 metres of a high street – and for many people their importance has increased through the pandemic as we have been staying local more. New licenses for al fresco dining, and changes to make walking and cycling easier have had a significant impact on high streets around London.
This research examines the effects of temporary pandemic-era interventions into place shaping on the borough’s residents and businesses and, in partnership with local people, propose a longer-term plan for the borough.
This report looks at high streets in Kensington and Chelsea and how they can recover from the pandemic, with in-depth looks at Portobello Road, Notting Hill Gate and Gloucester Road.
The report creates high street action plans and proposes improvements such as better street lighting and greening, public art, events and walking routes.