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Council’s planning victory over developer to be enshrined in national guidance

The Institute of Chartered Surveyors will soon be addressing affordable housing requirements in their national guidance, reports the Islington Gazette. This comes after a recent landmark High Court judgement ruling that developers can't overpay for land and subsequently refuse to abide by local authority planning policies on affordable housing on the grounds of profit loss. The… Continue reading Council’s planning victory over developer to be enshrined in national guidance

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Activist speaks about Holloway campaign at event on housing crisis

Andy Bain, who is heavily involved in the Community Plan for Holloway, wrote a letter in the Islington Tribune about a talk he gave earlier in October in which he covered the campaign around the Holloway prison site. In the letter Andy points out that the announcement of the preferred bidder is now 11 months… Continue reading Activist speaks about Holloway campaign at event on housing crisis

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Calls for London Mayor to build council housing on Holloway site

Islington Homes for All have launched a petition calling for London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to negotiate with the Ministry of Justice to keep the Holloway site in public ownership and to use the Affordable Homes Fund to build council houses there, alongside facilities for the local community, particularly women. The petition reads: Last November London's… Continue reading Calls for London Mayor to build council housing on Holloway site

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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