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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

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London Mayor wants to see ‘genuinely affordable’ homes at Holloway

We have today welcomed the intervention by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in the planned sale of the former Holloway prison site. News of his intervention came via the Mayor's twitter account this afternoon, after he posted a letter he sent to the Justice Secretary, David Lidington. https://twitter.com/MayorofLondon/status/929000772083339265 In his letter, Khan offers his… Continue reading London Mayor wants to see ‘genuinely affordable’ homes at Holloway

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Cross party support for Mayor to bid for Holloway prison

Thousands of people have now shown their support for a petition calling on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to purchase the former Holloway prison site and protect the land for council homes, community facilities and a women's building. Sign the petition London Assembly Members from across the political spectrum have joined the call for the Mayor… Continue reading Cross party support for Mayor to bid for Holloway prison