King’s Cross and the new public square
We submitted our response to Network Rail’s pre-planning application consultation today saying the design is “drab” and “unimaginative”. We have called on Network Rail to scrap the current design and undertake a fast participative process with the local community to produce a better result.
In particular we are unhappy with the lack of green space, lack of a sense of identity, need for public art, provision for cyclists, lack of a water feature and harsh paving. On a positive note, the barriers and sheep pens are to be removed from the west end of the space as they have at the eastern end.
Our full response can be downloaded here KX Square consultation response August 2011