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Camden resolves to approve 257-home Camley Street schemes

Out-Law News | 06 Nov 2014 | 5:17 pm | 1 min. read

Camden Council has resolved to grant full planning permission for developer Gateway Evolution’s (GE) plans to redevelop two sites near London’s Kings Cross Station into mixed-use developments housing a total of 257 new homes.

GE submitted applications to the Council in July, seeking permission for the mixed-use redevelopment of the sites of a parcel delivery depot at 101 Camley Street and a former health-food distribution at 102 Camley Street.

The proposals for the 3.5 hectare 101 Camley Street site, on the west side of the street and south of the Regents Canal, include 121 flats in two new blocks ranging from six to 13 storeys in height. The proposed flats will range in size from studios to four-bedroom units and affordable housing provision of 26.3%, or 30 flats, has been proposed.

A total of 2,104 square metres of office space, focused at small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), will occupy the ground and lower-ground floors under the scheme and nearly 4,000 sq of amenity space, including private balconies, roof gardens, public spaces, event rooms and children's playspace, has been proposed.

At the 0.25 hectare 102 Camley Street site, on the east side of the street and north of the Regent's Canal, a further two new blocks are proposed. The blocks will range from eight to 12 storeys in height and house 154 flats, of which 37 are proposed to be affordable. Similarly to 101 Camley Street, the ground and lower ground floors will contain 1,530 sq m of floorspace aimed at SMEs.

A pedestrian and cycle access ramp to the Regents Canal, roof gardens, cycle storage and an energy centre are also included in the plans.

Both applications were on the agenda for consideration at a meeting of the Council's development control committee on 26 October, having been recommended for approval by planning officers. The applications were approved, subject to section 106 agreements and any direction from the mayor of London.