Tom Conti hails victory for the Little Green Street campaigners
AFTER seven years battling developers, residents of Little Green Street in Kentish Town are finally celebrating a landmark victory. Plans were afoot to convert the quaint cobbled street into an access route for machinery going to a building site nearby. B
AFTER seven years battling developers, residents of Little Green Street in Kentish Town are finally celebrating a landmark victory.
Plans were afoot to convert the quaint cobbled street into an access route for machinery going to a building site nearby.
But last night (Thursday), council planning chiefs threw out the application. Actor Tom Conti, one of the high-profile campaigners, said: "I'm absolutely delighted that good sense has prevailed.
"It was a pleasure to see all these people coming together to look at the situation and see that what was being proposed is impossible - as any sane person would.
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"But I doubt this will be the end of it - the developer has paid for this ground, after all. I think the council should buy the land and turn it into a playground for children."
Little Green Street came under threat ever since plans were lodged to build 20 three-storey houses and ten flats on the former British Rail Social Club site in neighbouring College Lane.
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Speaking at the council's Development Control Committee meeting last night, Cllr David Abrahams said: "Having considered all the evidence we feel the cumulative impact of the construction vehicles on both the residents and the properties in Little Green Street is still unacceptable." Developer Euro Investments Ltd is expected to appeal against the decision.