Developer’s canalside warehouse appeal is rejected
16 August, 2019 — By Calum Fraser
An illustration of the proposed development at Regent’s Wharf
CAMPAIGNERS opposing a major canalside warehouse development are celebrating after an appeal was thrown out.
Islington Council had rejected the Regent’s Wharf scheme put forward by the Regent’s Canal Unit Trust to erect warehouses and three office buildings in All Saints Street, near King’s Cross, in 2017.
A planning inspector has now ruled against an appeal from the developer.
Hilary Noris, who was one of the leading voices in the residents’ objections to the development, said she was “delighted” that it had been dismissed.
Planning inspector David Nicholson said: “The scheme would harm the character and appearance of the conservation area and its significance as a designated heritage asset.”
And Ian Shacklock, chairman of the Friends of Regent’s Canal, said: “This is a huge victory for the residents. They should be applauded for their relentless work. The canal was the victim of the plan but so were the residents.”
Many residents felt they would have been “plunged into darkness”.
The developers have six weeks to submit an objection on a technicality.