UPDATE: YORK WAY KEBAB SHOP SEEKS APPEAL FOR COUNCIL REJECTION
Local residents have just learned that The Department for Communities and Local Government is considering an appeal against this Council’s decision to refuse planning permission (dated 12 October 2010) for the following development at 2B, York Way, Islington, London, N1 9AA:
P100224: Change of use to hot food take-away (A5 use class), installation of new shopfront including awning, along with extract ducting.
To understand why the applicant is appealing, you can see his letter here: Download 2B York Way Grounds of Appeal
The appeal will be dealt with by written representations which must be received by 24 January (they will be ignored, if received after that date). There are two ways in which you can file your comments.
The first and easiest is to file comments online. To do this go to the link below straight to the planning portals case search box and enter the case number 2141070 into the case reference. You will get the 2B York Way appeal. Then click the case reference number (APP/V5570/A/10/2141070) and page down where you will see a link to comment.
If you wish to submit comments via the post, you must send three copies to the below address by 24 January 2011. If your additional comments are submitted after the deadline the Inspector will not normally look at them and they will be returned
The Planning Inspectorate
Room: Room: 3/18a
Temple Quay House
2 The Square, Temple Quay
BRISTOL BS1 6PN
Please be sure to quote reference APP/V5570/A/10/214070/NWF on all correspondence.
After unauthorized attempts to convert the subject shop from a coffee shop serving cold sandwiches, to a take-away kebab shop serving hot food, the Planning Department put it's foot down and refused the owners retrospective application.
Read the full story here.
This is a big victory for the concept of regeneration and is hopfully a positive sign on the Planning Committee's attitude to respect and support local residents desires over the future development of the King's Cross area.