The developer Peabody will very soon be releasing their draft Master Plan – an overview of their proposals for redeveloping the Holloway Prison site. It’s only a draft though and all of the local community can still have our say. It’s the biggest housing development in Islington for 30 years, a huge change to our local community, so lets make sure they see how important an issue this is by getting as many people as possible to submit responses.
Once it’s released this is where we’ll be posting our guide to it – a summary of what it covers and a breakdown of how those issues will effect local people. Check this out before you submit your responses, to have some of the technicalities broken down and important bits flagged.
It’s also essential we reach people who don’t have computer access – there’ll be ways to request paper copies so keep in mind anyone you know who’d prefer that.
A bit of context from earlier on in the campaign
Between April and September 2017 we ran an online and paper survey asking for people’s views. With the help of local people and community groups we distributed survey leaflets to around 8,000 homes near to the Holloway site. We attended local events, spoke at public meetings and organised street stalls giving out around 20,000 survey leaflets.
Working with the charity, Women in Prison, we have also consulted with women in the criminal justice system through discussion groups and paper surveys.
By mid September 2017, more than 930 individuals and organisations shared their views with us about the future of the Holloway site.
You can read what people told us in the vision document we produced in 2018.