The private developer that owns the Territorial Army site next to Holloway prison is now stating they can offer only 30 per cent of their development for affordable housing, reports the Islington Tribune. This is despite the 50 per cent minimum set by Islington Council.
The Institute of Chartered Surveyors will soon be addressing affordable housing requirements in their national guidance, reports the Islington Gazette. This comes after a recent landmark High Court judgement ruling that developers can’t overpay for land and subsequently refuse to abide by local authority planning policies on affordable housing on the grounds of profit loss.
Housing policy has long been a legal means of enforcing racism and discrimination, argues Glyn Robbins
This briefing assesses local enforcement strategies related to rough sleepers, highlighting the choices being made between coercion and provision to meet needs
Police and local authority approaches to managing and assisting rough sleepers are shrouded in mystery, our latest briefing has found.
Rough sleeping: enforcement and austerity, published today, examines the use of powers contained in the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, by local authorities and police forces against rough sleepers.
Islington councillor Diarmaid Ward calls on the Ministry of Justice to release empty flats at HMP Pentonville to provide much needed homes
Glyn Robbins calls for prison land in London to remain in public ownership and redeveloped into genuinely affordable homes
Putting the local community at the heart of redevelopment plans for the former women's prison in north London.
Stephen Farrall highlights new research suggesting that successive right-to-buy policies from the early 1980s on has left social housing tenants far more vulnerable to property crime.
Helen Mills examines the role of a housing support charity in this process