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Local groups call on London Mayor to bid for Holloway prison

Community Plan for Holloway has written to London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, urging him to consider purchasing the Holloway prison site in Islington N7. The 10 acre site is currently being marketed for sale by GVA Bilfinger on behalf of the Ministry of Justice and the deadline for bids is 15 November. The letter, signed by the… Continue reading Local groups call on London Mayor to bid for Holloway prison

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‘An exceptional development opportunity’

Property agents, GVA Bilfinger, acting on behalf of the Ministry of Justice have stepped up their advertising for the Holloway prison site. Listing it as 'an exceptional development opportunity', they are inviting bids for the site by noon on 15 November 2017. Viewings of the prison can also be arranged via the http://www.hollowayprison.com website. The… Continue reading ‘An exceptional development opportunity’

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Our response to Islington Council draft planning brief

We have responded to Islington Council's consultation on the draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Holloway prison site. In our response, we provide a summary of findings from our survey and make the following points; There is strong local interest and recognition of the potential of the Holloway prison site. It is important the local… Continue reading Our response to Islington Council draft planning brief

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Islington ‘worst place’ in Britain for women

Islington has been rated the 'worst place' for women to live, according to analysis from the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). The NatCen report, compiled for BBC Women's Hour, uses data from a range of official sources. The indicators selected include income, housing affordability, personal well-being, safety, education, life expectancy, environment and culture. The… Continue reading Islington ‘worst place’ in Britain for women

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Islington Council consults on draft planning guidance

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