Category: kings cross
We got 20!
All roads of Kings Cross are now restricted to 20 Miles. This is a major win for the community after decades of campaigning. For once we just like to say thank you!
TFL and Sadiq Khan’s continued broken promises on Kings Cross Gyratory
A promise to deliver a 20 miles speed reduction for the Kings Cross Gyratory has been broken again. TFL had previously promised to introduce the speed reduction by October 2022. After breaking this promise the area was promised implementation by February 2023, but nothing happened yet again. Background: Kings Cross has fought for over three…
Application for Kings Cross Road Conversion on “withdrawn” status
A flat conversion application at 135 A Kings Cross Road, reported on at WC1X.org in August 2022 has changed to withdrawn status according to Planning Records of Camden (see here). Application 2022/2687/P intended a conversion with the following description: “Erection of mansard roof extension, extension at fourth-floor level to the existing three-storey rear extension and…
London during the Blitz Filming at Wicklow Street
Kings Cross WC1X is to be hosting a film set of the Second World War Era! Here details from a public information leaflet distributed in the area: STDA Productions Ltd. as part of Warner Bros Leavesden Studios, are going to use Wicklow Street in January for a film scene set during the Blitz. OPPORTUNITY TO…
LTN closure at Frederick St. / Kings Cross Rd.: Could it be time for the evolution from “No Entry” to CA-D resident permit holders, only?
Some five years ago Camden Council decided to close off one end of Frederick Street to solely allow cycling traffic to pass. The main purpose may have been to stop main traffic from rat-racing through this section (which included at times also vans) and make it safer for bicycle users. But some locals, when looking…
WC1X-South East of Kings Cross Wish List
Wish List for WC1X: Let’s not keep people, political representatives, TFL and others guessing what would really make a difference in WC1X! Is there something you always wanted? Use comments to add to the list. Here are some ideas collected over the years Traffic: Services Shops/Business Infrastructure /Streetscape Other Your ideas and wishes (please use…
Less Speed, More Parties, Merger with Hampstead & more Falafel!
Latest News 1.) SPEEDING AT GYRATORY: The councillor for Transport Strategy in Camden told me that the promised 20-mile speed reduction that was meant to be delivered by TFL and ready this October (2022) will still come but with delay. The new target date is said to be February 2023. 2. VENUE FOR PARTIES: There…
Kings Cross let down by TFL and Sadiq Khan yet again
Against the backdrop of promises made in 2020 to then GLA Member Andrew Dismore and reaffirmed to Anne Clarke, as “20 Miles on roads of Kings Cross by October 2022,” Sadiq Khan and TFL have not done anything yet again. Daniel Zylbersztajn-Lewandowski has now written to GLA Member Anne Clarke to confront Sadiq and TFL…
Speeding at Kings Cross is likely to be history from November 2022
TFL has but one month left to reduce speeds on the roads of the Kings Cross Gyratory. TFL / London Mayor made these assurances to Camden’s London Assembly Member Anne Clarke on the 18th of November 2021. The speed reduction is an absolute minimum given TFL’s withdrawal from the 2016 plans that would have transformed…
Management of Building Consultation on big developments Acorn House and Belgrove House
MSD, a huge international pharmaceutical company has received planning permission by Camden to set up a UK-Headquarter where McDonald’s and the Access Storage centre are located presently opposite Kings Cross Station (Access Storage, part of the Precis Capital Group are the owners of the land). In addition an eight-storey building is to be erected at…