City of London Corporation receives green light to provide more affordable homes in Islington
The City of London Corporation has welcomed the unanimous approval by the London Borough of Islington’s Planning Committee for 91 new affordable homes in the York Way Estate.
The scheme, by Maccreanor Lavington and Erect Architecture, will provide the new social housing as well as a community centre, landscaping improvements and new play spaces.
The development includes three villas designed as small apartment buildings along York Way with a planting strategy to provide greening to the public footpath. A fourth building, mostly comprised of two-storey three-bedroom maisonettes, will be provided on the eastern side of the estate.
The opportunity to expand York Way Estate was identified following a review by the City Corporation in response to the urgent demand for social housing. Grant funding from the Greater London Authority was secured for the new social homes.
Chairman of the City Corporation’s Community & Children’s Services Committee, Ruby Sayed, said:
“We are very pleased the London Borough of Islington’s Planning Committee has granted permission for this social housing scheme, which will go some way towards addressing the lack of truly affordable homes in the capital.
“These 91 new affordable homes for purely social rent will be delivered alongside re-landscaping of the entire estate and construction of a brand-new community centre for the benefit of existing and new residents.”
The new buildings have been designed to complement the existing estate, including careful positioning to respect resident’s access to daylight and long views.
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