62-68 York Way – consultation meeting on proposals to turn it into a hotel 10 July 6.30

whitbread letterThe saga of 62-68 York Way aka the American Car Wash is an embarrassment.  The site has been derelict for donkeys years with occasional renewal of planning permission followed by inaction on site except for the odd bit of furtive hole digging to make sure the planning approval doesn’t lapse.  There have been planning permissions for the building since at least 1995. Including for a large hostel that was rejected.   The latest round is talk of an attempt to turn it into a hotel.  Except for the fact that I don’t think it has planning permission to be a hotel and Kings Cross is jam packed with hotels (thousands and thousands of local rooms from the appalling to the arty).

Anyway it’s always helpful to see what the developers have to say and what wider benefits they will bring to the community – they are hosting a show and tell meeting on Wednesday evening 10 July on Killick Street at Winton Primary School Hall between 1830 and 2030 – it’s a drop in session with no need to book or anything i guess you can turn up any time.  Whitbread, who own Premier Inn have been consulting for months they say with Islington Council planning officers and they are now ready to talk to local people. Which is nice, but feels the wrong way around.

If you want to ask any questions mail rhian.ellis@ppsgroup.co.uk (PPS Group apparently ‘engage with communities and politicians to help gain planning consent on complex development matters.’)

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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3 Responses to 62-68 York Way – consultation meeting on proposals to turn it into a hotel 10 July 6.30

  1. Daniel Zylbersztajn says:

    not another hotel….!

  2. Pingback: 62-68 York Way American Car Wash – details and pictures of hub hotel proposal | Kings Cross Environment

  3. Natalie says:

    We really do not need another hotel in this area, we already have to many hotels and hostels as it is and a new Premier Inn is being built at this moment opposite the British Library, we do not want any more. I live round the corner and do not want another hotel.

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