Housing campaign group Islington Homes for All (IHfA) has set out its demands for the redevelopment of the Holloway site by Peabody housing association, the Tribune reports.
IHfA’s demands are:
- The terms of the loan from the Mayor of London to be made public.
- A clear commitment from Peabody to consult at every stage and provide detailed plans of their proposals – with local residents and community groups to be represented in all discussions and on working groups and to have a formal role in governance of the project.
- All 600 affordable homes to be let at Islington Council social rent levels with permanent tenancies and no hidden ‘service charges’.
- No ‘poor doors’, separate play areas or segregated space.
- A bespoke women’s building.
- Commit to compliance with the Construction Charter.
- The development to be environmentally responsible (e.g. recycling materials, reusing buildings where possible, protecting trees) and all new homes to be to the highest energy efficient standards, including renewable energy systems.
IHfA’s chair Andy Bain said:
“We need to keep a very careful eye on Peabody, particularly because it looks like they’re trying to rush through a planning application without giving local people a proper opportunity to comment.”