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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

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Justice Secretary urged to rethink future of Holloway prison

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

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Council warns developers: affordable housing must be priority at Holloway

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

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Council wins landmark case on affordable housing

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