The developer (Peabody) is still yet to release their draft master plan. But there's another document we all need to respond to asap -
Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report
DEADLINE FOR RESPONSE: This Saturday JUNE 6th 2020
The Report details how Peabody will assess all the environmental impacts of their proposed project. Islington council estimated the capacity of the site as 900 homes - but the Scoping Report assesses the impact of up to 1200 homes, which is 33% more. This is not to say Peabody are definitely planning to build 1200 homes, but many locals are concerned.
We at CP4H have carried out a review of the Scoping Report, with the support from our Architecture & Planning Working Group (big thanks to them – it's 457 pages long!). We welcome the inclusion of important factors like Ecology and Socioeconomics. However we are very concerned that the Scoping Report seems to suggest the following issues are insignificant, therefore don’t need to be looked at:
- Greenhouse gases and Climate change
- Noise and Vibration (inside the site)
- Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing (inside the site)
- Health and Wellbeing
To ensure we get the best development possible for the community this needs to be challenged and Islington council must make sure all these significant issues are studied.
Or using number P2020/1244/EIA via the Islington Planning Website.