Save Golden Lane Estate AND Build Decent Homes
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We, the undersigned, call on Islington Council and the City of London to reject the proposed development at the Grade II and Grade II* listed Golden Lane Estate, and to bring forward a new proposal that respects the scale and quality of the Golden Lane Estate and provides sustainable, inclusive social housing for families.
The Golden Lane Estate is an internationally important post-war housing scheme in the City of London by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon who went on to design the landmark Barbican Estate. This development threatens its architectural significance and integrity.
The City of London and Islington Council have brought forward sub-standard proposals for an overpowering extension to the Estate that includes a school, a school hall placed in the centre of the Estate and a 14 storey tower block that does not respect the design, scale or quality of the Estate. It exceeds planning policy on density and height by a factor of three times and has no outdoor green space. It should be no higher than 6 storeys.
This over-development goes against the spirit and letter of the London Plan and of Islington’s planning policy.
Update 16/8/17: The plans have been submitted with minor revisions for planning. The image above reflects the new proposals which may be accessed from the Islington planning website and the City of London planning website. If you want to download all the documents you may use this convenient link.
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