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Do you want to see unaffordable flats built on Holloway prison site?

18 August, 2017

Campaigners set off flares on the roof of a Holloway Prison building

• THE Community Plan for Holloway, a community group, is worried that the Holloway Prison land will be sold to the highest bidder and unaffordable expensive flats built in a borough that has an enormous need for affordable housing, green space and other community facilities.

We have just heard that the Ministry of Justice, which owns the land, will be putting it up for sale this autumn.

The Community Plan has organised a survey asking people in Islington what they would like to see happen to the site. Six-hundred residents and workers have already responded, expressing a wide range of views. There is still time to take part in the survey by visiting www.plan4holloway.org/

There will be an open day on Saturday, September 30, from 1pm to 4pm at St George’s Church, in Crayford Road, to report the findings of the survey to residents.

There will be stalls where organisations will explain what they would like to happen to the site, a question-and-answer session about the Community Plan and a discussion about what local people would like to see created where the closed prison now stands.

I would encourage readers to fill out the survey and to visit the open day to join the discussion about the future of the land.

CHRISTOPHER HIGNETT
Mayton Street, N7

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