Category Archives: Planning, Licensing and Regulation

Redevelopment of Belgrove House

Local resident and activist Richenda writes: Belgrove House is the low red-brick building currently housing Access Storage, the King’s Cross post office and so on. It sits opposite King’s Cross Station forming the south end of King’s Cross square, and … Continue reading

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Waitrose and new events space in old potato store

Plans for the old potato depot by York Way are up for approval – I have lost track of the complexities of the planning process for some of these buildings – can any local planning experts let us know in … Continue reading

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Kings Cross Village anyone? re-branding suggestions for KX please….

We’re picking up reports of spurious local descriptors from estate agents – Wharfdale Road is in Bloomsbury apparently – so we thought we’d have some fun of our own with some candidates for a re-branded Kings Cross, rather than leave … Continue reading

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£650,000 community benefits from American Car Wash Whitbread hotel getting planning approval

Islington Gazette reports that the Whitbread hotel application for York Way/Wharfdale Road was approved at planning committee on Wednesday evening 11 February and permission will formally be granted when the paperwork is complete.  As we reported previously the issue was … Continue reading

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97 Caledonian Road – refurbishment starts on local eyesore

Observant readers will have noticed some activity at this dreadful site on the corner of the Cally Road and Wharfdale Road.  It’s been a dead duck, open to the weather for so long the only option is to demolish and … Continue reading

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Kings Cross MP raises Mount Pleasant development at Prime Ministers questions

The huge post office yards about half a mile from kings cross at Mount Pleasant are due for redevelopment.  And a lot of the traffic comes through Kings Cross.  Mount Pleasant isn’t in our Kings Cross patch, but is close … Continue reading

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Development Forum set to meet – community gains from N1C on agenda

King’s Cross Development Forum was set up in 2002 by Camden Council in association with Islington Council to be a key means by which our local community can give our views on the massive King’s Cross Central development taking place … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to that proposed Whitbread Hotel on York Way? planning update

The application for the hotel on the American Carwash site was due to go to the planning committee last week, but was pulled.  I asked Cllr Convery what had happened – there were technical problems: Planning officers failed to recognise … Continue reading

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