At the most recent meeting, on 30 September, Ben Addy of Moxon Architects described the plans for the Camley Street Bridge, which rises on a ramp through the Natural Park before crossing the Regent’s Canal. It is a clear simple structure, distantly related to the Greenwich Reach Bridge (the swing foot bridge by the same architects, shown alongside), which is greatly appreciated.
Before the discussion of the Camley Street Bridge, Robert Evans of Argent explained the Argent position on the reduction in social and affordable housing in King’s Cross Central, and answered questions from Councillor Siân Berry and others. In brief, the sums available to housing associations have been cut drastically by the government, the costs to Argent of development have risen, and extra money made available by replacing some of the planned social and affordable housing by open market housing (at ever-rising prices) will help to subsidise the remainder.
The next meeting, on Wednesday 9 December, will be the annual review meeting.