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Petition to Peabody housing trust, london mayor

Defending the Future of Holloway Prison Site

Like most boroughs in the UK, Islington has an acute shortage of council and social housing. The Holloway Prison site was sold by the Ministry of Justice to Peabody Housing Trust in 2018, using a loan of £41 million from the Mayor of London. We want to make sure that this formerly public land is used to produce the maximum amount of homes for social rents, a demand that should also be taken up by politicians in the forthcoming general election.  Please support our Charter demands for the Holloway Site and help share the petition. The terms of the loan from the Mayor of London to be made public. A clear commitment from Peabody to consult at every stage and provide detailed plans of their proposals – with local residents and community groups to be represented in all discussions and on working groups and to have a formal role in governance of the project.  All 60% “affordable homes” to be let at Islington Council social rent (target rents) levels with permanent tenancies and no hidden “service charges”.  A bespoke woman’s building. Commit to compliance with the Construction Charter & women's involvement.  No “poor doors”, separate play areas or segregated spaces.   The development to be environmentally responsible (e.g. recycling materials, re-using buildings where possible, protecting trees) and all new homes to be to the highest energy efficient standards, including renewable energy systems.  Support the CHARTER for Holloway Prison   

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