EAI responses - deadline this Saturday


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From: CP4H <plan4holloway@...>
Date: 3 June 2020 at 11:14:44 BST
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Subject: EAI responses - deadline this Saturday
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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.
You can submit a comment to the Council by using this link.

Or using number P2020/1244/EIA via the Islington Planning Website.
Climate change implications are clearly not something we can ignore. Vital issues around physical and mental health must also be addressed. Alongside the risk of over-crowding the site beyond its capacity, it also has to be able to respond to pandemics with social distancing. Access to sufficient open green space for all is a key concern. 
We will be asking the council to broaden the scope of the environmental assessment to ensure that all aspects of the project are studied in depth.
If you have any comments please let us know.
If you want to see the full document it can be found here. The important details are in the first 65 pages - so you don't need to read all 457 pages! A longer version of our review is here.

The next working group meetings -  
  • Women’s Building - today, June 3rd 6.30pm.
  • Cohousing - this Friday, June 5th, 1pm.
  • Architecture & Planning - next Wednesday, June 10th, 5pm.
  • Meetings of Environment & Sustainability and Social Housing Tenants are upcoming
All via video link, to join in email engage.plan4holloway@...

CP4H is run almost entirely by volunteers. The board of directors ; the working groups ; the street, estate and group contacts. That’s how we’ve got this far and we need your help to push on further. Whatever your skill set is and however much time you have to offer, we would love your help – email engage.plan4holloway@...

Best Wishes - CP4H
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