Last week Islington Council began seeking local people's views on its draft planning guidance for the former Holloway Prison site. The guidance sets out how potential developers should approach any future development of the land. The draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been published on the Council's website along with other supporting documents and a… Continue reading Islington Council consults on draft planning guidance
The Ministry of Justice is planning to put the former Holloway prison site up for sale this autumn. The Justice Minster David Lidington, responding to letter sent by key Community Plan for Holloway stakeholders, said 'we will be seeking expressions of interest for the site from interested parties ahead of formal marketing which we expect… Continue reading Justice Minister responds to our letter
We have written to the recently appointed Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, David Lidington, urging him to listen to the people of Islington and consider their views and needs in any future decisions about the former Holloway prison site. The letter is signed by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Women in Prison, Islington… Continue reading Justice Secretary urged to rethink future of Holloway prison
Do you have one hour to spare on Saturday 22nd of July? Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday 15th July to post leaflets and chat to residents about the many opportunities for the Holloway prison site. More than 25 people turned up to help and we are looking forward to organising a second… Continue reading Community action day! We need your help
In a draft planning guidance document published by Islington Council, developers have been warned that a minimum 50% affordable housing target must be met at the Holloway prison site. The draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been published on the Council's website in advance of an Executive Meeting due to take place on Thursday 13… Continue reading Council warns developers: affordable housing must be priority at Holloway
Can you spare an hour? We are organising two community action days on Saturday 15th July and Saturday 22nd July. The aim is to get leaflets into the doors of all homes in St George's ward and Holloway ward with information about the prison's closure and encouraging residents to respond to our survey. It is really important, so we… Continue reading Newsletter: 5 July 2017
Islington Council has won a landmark case after the Planning Inspectorate upheld the council's refusal of planning permission for a development on the former Territorial Army (TA) Centre on Parkhurst Road. The developer bought the land at an inflated price and then claimed affordable housing was not financially viable. The Holloway prison site is very… Continue reading Council wins landmark case on affordable housing
A letter from the Ministry of Justice to the House of Commons Justice Committee, has said that the Holloway prison site is 'expected to open up land for building around 800 new homes'. The figure of 800 is higher than our earlier estimate of 500 homes. The 9 acre site is a similar size to… Continue reading Room for 800 homes on Holloway prison site?
Local councillor Diarmaid Ward says the Ministry of Justice has the opportunity to make a real difference to Islington's housing crisis.
The Holloway prison site has hit the headlines again after the visitors’ centre was occupied by feminist direct action group, Sisters Uncut last week. Activists ran a 7 day community festival from the site. Sisters Uncut activist Aisha Streetson said, ‘We are reclaiming the former prison, a site of violence, to demand that public land… Continue reading Newsletter: 6 June 2017