Judicial review set for May as opponents of £2bn scheme attempt to reduce its size and protect Victorian buildings

Opponents of the £2bn redevelopment of King's Cross are trying to force Camden Council to modify the project by taking the case to the High Court.

A judicial review has been set for May to try and get the project, which is a joint venture between developer Argent St George, Exel and London & Continental Railways, scaled back.

Those against the redevelopment, which would covers 67 acres of former railway land in north London, argue that historic buildings will be bulldozed to make way for the new development.

The project will include 1700 homes, 20 streets, offices, shops and restaurants.

Michael Edwards, of the King's Cross Railway Lands Group, said: "It's rather a last ditch attempt to rescue this thing,"

Earlier this week, a judge ruled that costs on the project will be capped at £10,000 - whatever the outcome of the review and that while the legal process was ongoing no historic buildings should be demolished.

Camden Council said it had worked extremely hard to ensure the planning process was carried out correctly.

At each round of the consultation, more than 30,000 information leaflets were sent out to residents and groups, a spokesman said.

"The redevelopment is set to deliver an excellent package of benefits including jobs, housing and community and leisure facilities," he said.