Parkhurst Road, Islington
London Borough of Islington
Concilio Consult, Concilio Connect
Concilio was appointed by Fairview New Homes following their purchase of the former TA Centre on Parkhurst Road, Islington.
The site had a contentious planning history, with two previous schemes being refused by the Council and the Council then winning again in the Court’s when the applicants went to appeal.
Fairview, working in partnership with Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association, proposed a development of 118 new homes, of which 41 were for social rent and 18 for shared ownership, in compliant with Council policy.
Given the planning history there was an expectation from Fairview and the Council that a full and comprehensive engagement programme be undertaken.
Concilio managed all aspects of the consultation, meeting with the neighbouring children’s nursery and surrounding residents. Through listening, Fairview were able to make small amends with respect to screening, demonstrating that there would be no overlooking from the site.
At Committee the proposals was praised for being exactly the type of development Islington needs and it was approved unanimously.