Category Archives: Planning, Licensing and Regulation

Cally Road – Islington’s new water feature, courtesy of Thames Water

  Yet another water leak in the area, this time at Pentonville Prison jogged memories of other leaks along the Cally and nearby.  The leaks below are all within 500 metres of each other along the same road.  The February … Continue reading

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On the Panayi property trail….

Local people will be familiar with the exploits of convicted landlord Andrew Panayi on the Cally Road.  But what is the extent of his property empire on the Cally?  We can shine a light on a small part of it … Continue reading

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They’re stealing our sky again

Community based pressure groups always said allowing the eleven storey building heights at the south end of King’s Cross Railways Lands, now trademarked as King’s Cross, and the building height at King’s Place would result in further high buildings locally. … Continue reading

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Seven to a room in Kings Cross

The Kings Cross rental market never ceases to amaze.  Here’s the latest on spareroom.co.uk – 13 people in three rooms, one a dorm room of seven (also on Gumtree). Not quite sure where it is – but the map pin suggests … Continue reading

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Pentonville suicide in part due to repeated failures by prison, inquest hears – corporate manslaughter?

An horrific tale of repeated mistakes was revealed at last weeks inquest into a January 2016 suicide at HMP Pentonville.  Basic procedures established following a previous suicide weren’t followed and another person died.  The details are below in a press … Continue reading

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Flatiron Steak replacing TED on Cally Road?

A licence transfer notice for 47-51 Caledonian Road suggests that the relatively shortlived TED restaurant is to be replaced by a steak joint, Flatiron.  If this is right, as Kings Cross is short of steak places this is welcome.  Reviews … Continue reading

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CallySouth want Caledonian Road two way traffic system removed

Local residents group CallySouth organised a public meeting attended by 50 people at the Driver pub on Monday June 8. The meeting’s aim was to discuss ways to return traffic levels on Wharfdale Road to those that existed before the new … Continue reading

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Camden Town Hall extension – massive increase in roofline with daft ‘hat’ extension #camden

Camden is being asked by hotel developers to bust through local roofline heights and set a precedent for increased densities and crowding in Kings Cross with an oversize extension to the 1970s ‘Camden Town Hall Extension’ now vacated by the … Continue reading

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