Derelict Chalk Farm antiques shop to make way for flats
PUBLISHED: 15:00 16 August 2015
A former antiques shop which has been derelict for 10 years is to be demolished and rebuilt as a block of luxury flats.
The building at the corner of Haverstock Hill and Prince of Wales Road in Chalk Farm has been a target for squatters for years.
Last Thursday, a Camden Council planning committee approved plans for a three-storey block containing three flats to replace the crumbling building, which has also served as a tobacconist, dentist and sweet shop since 1900.
They pushed the plans through despite concerns from some residents about the design of the new flats, which one said looked like a “bulky collection of Lego-style boxes”.
The plans were approved by a majority of six councillors to three objectors and one abstention.
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