Communal rooms at Islington sheltered housing scheme saved
A children’s play area at a sheltered housing scheme has been saved after the council rejected a proposal to convert it into flats.
Councillors refused plans to make two rooms in Isledon House, in Prebend Street, Islington, into a one bedroom flat for two people.
Currently shared by all estate residents, the communal room is also used as a workshop.
A council spokesperson said the reasons for the refusal were that the development would result in a loss of “amenity” and was contrary to various planning policies.
A petition of 30 signatures as well as three letters of objection opposed the planning application.
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They stated that the communal area was regularly used, that there was no consultation before the plans were submitted and the council’s consultation letter didn’t describe the development clearly.
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