Construction work at King's Cross can now start as local action group loses battle against developer Argent

The redevelopment of King's Cross is to go ahead despite a last ditch attempt by protesters to halt the project.

A judicial review was launched against Argent, the developer on the scheme, by the Kings Cross Railways Land Group (KCRLG) but its plans to stop the development were scuppered in a High Court judgement last Friday.

The group, which was set up two decades ago when plans were first mooted to develop the area, criticised the scheme claiming there was not enough social housing included in the plans and that the homes that were to be built could be greener.

Earlier this year the group won a judicial review which meant work had to stop on the site. No old buildings could be demolished while a decision was awaited.

But on Friday KCRLG lost their battle as Mr Justice Sullivan ruled that Camden Council had not been wrongly advised.