The shaded areas marked 1-5 on this map are what LB Camden thinks is King's Cross if we are to take their consultation paper "Shaping the Future of King's Cross" at face value (see article below).
If we don't take it at face value and assume LBC is not ignorant of the historical, social and geographic location of King's Cross (I live directly above the 'o' of the label King's Cross on their map) then what on earth are they playing at and why are they flagrantly wasting public funds with a fundamentally flawed consultation process at the very time they have publicly stated they will be working more closely with LB Islington, the borough where the rest of King's Cross lies?
The problems we face as a result of being split between the two boroughs need to be addressed face on, not exacerbated in this way. Luckily, Paul Convery Head of Regeneration and Planning at LB Islington together with Sue Vincent who has a similar portfolio at LB Camden are working behind the scenes to sort all this out.
It was the frustration of the daily practical drawbacks of being cross-borough that led some of us to set up King's Cross Community Projects (KCCP). This charitable trust focuses on a small area which could easily be expanded for this consultation to include the whole Maiden Lane Estate to the north and all the areas to the south which are also ignored. The catchment area for KCCP is a half mile radius around the station (shown here as a map and as a logo):