Holloway Prison
16/08/2017 by Buildington
Islington Council is seeking feedback on draft planning guidance that sets out how the development of the Holloway Prison site should be approached by potential developers.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) closed Holloway Prison in 2016 and is looking to sell the site to a developer soon. This is an important site with local historical significance and its future development should meet local priorities and planning policies.

The council is developing planning guidance, known as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), to provide further detail. They are looking for feedback on this draft guidance, which will be used alongside relevant planning policies to help make a decision on any future planning applications relating to the site.

The main objectives highlighted in the guidance include:

- housing and in particular affordable housing
- public open green space and play space
- a women’s building/centre that includes space to support local organisations and promote employment opportunities
- a small amount of commercial space
- a high-quality design
- good connections
- high sustainability standards (including an energy centre to provide cheaper and cleaner energy).

Download the draft guidance from inslington.gov.uk.

Attend one of the drop-in sessions at John Barnes temporary library, Camden Road, outside Pangbourne House, Rowstock Gardens, N7 0BD:
Thursday 7 September (5-7pm)
Saturday 9 September (11.30am-3pm)

Have your say by completing the short online survey (link at islington.gov.uk) or email planningpolicy@islington.gov.uk.
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