The Community Plan for Holloway is an independent coalition of groups and residents working to ensure the needs of the Islington community are at the heart of the redevelopment of Holloway Prison

  • Consultation hasn’t been meaningful or inclusive
  • Site design is too dense & overdeveloped
  • “Affordable” housing isn’t affordable
  • Insufficient environmental credentials
  • There are no community facilities
  • Women’s Building offer is vastly insufficient
  • We need more green space
  • Homes don’t meet daylight standards
  • No inclusion of co-housing
  • Different tenures aren’t integrated together


NEWSFLASH On 4th April 2022, Islington Council approved the plans – the GLA is now looking at the plans and will decide whether to “call them in” and take over as the decision-maker. More info coming soon

We welcomed the council’s decision on 10th February to defer the planning agreement for the former prison site because of significant inadequacies and “too many loose ends” in Peabody’s masterplan. Read a summary here and our detailed response here

There are over 330 documents in the masterplan. There’s an in-depth analysis from us here and some key pointers here4

To find out about

– our ongoing analysis of the plans

– next steps in the planning process

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We recommend that everyone look over details from our recent public meeting to find out how to have the most effective impact on the planning process, see here.

If you want to read a summary of the problems local people have identified with the plans you can read our Vision Document here.

If you want to look at some of the press coverage on this issue you can do that here.

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