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Community Plan in the news

Local Islington papers have been continuing to update the community on the progress of our plan, particularly in the run up to the local elections. The site has been discussed at both recent hustings.  Housing remains a clear concern, in terms of quality, quantity and true affordability across the borough. The latest from The Tribune… Continue reading Community Plan in the news

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MoJ confirm Holloway Prison Visitor Centre remains empty

According to Reclaim Holloway, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is not being honest about the use of the Visitor Centre at the now closed Holloway Prison. The campaign to put the Visitor Centre to good use is supported by local MP Jeremy Corbyn, who recently told a community meeting, 'I have had a reply from… Continue reading MoJ confirm Holloway Prison Visitor Centre remains empty

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Community backs calls for affordable homes & services at Holloway prison

'More than 500 people have backed the council's demand that half of the homes on the Holloway Prison site should be "genuinely affordable"', reports the Islington Gazette. A record number of people responded to Islington Council's draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The Gazette reports Two out of three people said they agreed with the council’s… Continue reading Community backs calls for affordable homes & services at Holloway prison

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Are the DCLG involved in sale of Holloway prison?

In a written parliamentary question, Richard Burgon (the Shadow Lord Chancellor & Shadow Secretary of State for Justice) asked David Lidington (the Secretary of State for Justice); "what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the successful tender for the purchase of the land at the at the… Continue reading Are the DCLG involved in sale of Holloway prison?

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Buyer of Holloway due to be announced in Spring 2018

Responding to a parliamentary question on whether the Ministry of Justice has taken steps to ensure Holloway prison will not be landbanked, Sam Gyimah, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice), responded that his department are currently reviewing bids and an announcement is expected in Spring 2018. Gyimah said; "As part of the evaluation, the Ministry of… Continue reading Buyer of Holloway due to be announced in Spring 2018

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Sadiq Khan responds to Plan for Holloway letter

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has responded to our letter urging him to consider purchasing the Holloway prison site. The Mayor's letter highlights the importance of the Council's planning guidance - the  'Supplementary Planning Document' (SPD). In his letter, he writes; 'My officers at the GLA have been in regular contact with both the Ministry of… Continue reading Sadiq Khan responds to Plan for Holloway letter