Pub to make way for flats

A DERELICT pub is to be demolished to make way for flats.

The Crown, in Copenhagen Street, Islington, will be bulldozed and replaced with a five-storey building for eight two-bedroom flats and an office, if town hall chiefs agree the proposal on Tuesday.

At the same meeting, councillors will also rule on a controversial application to build a new four-storey house at the back of the Bedford Tavern, in Seven Sisters Road, Holloway.

Among the objectors is Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn, who lives next to the planned development, and said: “My property would suffer from excessive bulk of the building and from overlooking. We already live in a densely built urban area and I see no need to increase this.”