The decision by Camden Council to sell off the Town Hall annexe is a fait accompli, but the planning guidelines covering the site are currently under review.
With talk of a building up to 22 storeys high, the review’s request for comments is a important chance for residents and concerned groups to call for the height to be restricted to eight storeys.
The deadline for comments is Tuesday 1 May, but local group Friends of Argyle Square have done the hard work of wading through the planning jargon of the review document, Camden Site Allocations Local Development Framework and responding in the particular structure requested by the council.
FoAS invites the local community to support their opposition to a tall block next to the Town Hall. To do this, read their response, and email firstname.lastname@example.org with your message of support by 1 May. They are particularly keen to hear from groups in the King’s Cross or beyond, if you are one please include its name and the number of members in your message.
The response refers to pages 19–21 of the aforementioned framework document. If you feel inclined to respond directly, see the documents and response form on the council website, although they may be daunting. A Camden officer told FoAS it responses would be accepted even if they did not use the form.