Welcome to our consultation website for the Barnsbury Estate Transformation.
Update on Old Barnsbury
Thank you to those of us who joined us at the latest Old Barnsbury resident update meeting on 28 November. Don’t worry if you weren’t able to make it as you can view the presentation given below.
As always, we’ll keep talking and listening to you. If you have any questions, please contact Jo Holworthy, your Old Barnsbury Regeneration Officer, on 020 3234 2221 or email BEST@newlon.org.uk.
New Barnsbury planning application updates
The planning application for the transformation of New Barnsbury was approved (this is called a “resolution to grant planning permission”) by Islington Council’s Planning Committee on 29 November.
This followed the Residents’ Ballot in March 2021, where 73% of you voted in favour of the Transformation which allowed us to develop our proposals and put them forward to the Council to vote on.
Old Barnsbury planning application updates
The planning application for the refurbishment of Old Barnsbury was approved by Islington Council’s Planning Committee on 6 December.
This means that the refurbishment of homes on Old Barnsbury will go ahead. This will include the replacement of kitchens and bathrooms, providing new windows and doors, and enhanced block entrances. It will also see the transformation of the outside spaces, with newly created access to shared green spaces, planting, landscaping, and other improvements to the exterior of the blocks.
About the Barnsbury Estate
The Barnsbury Estate is owned by Newlon Housing Trust, a not-for-profit social housing company, who took over management of the Estate from Islington Council in 1999.
The Estate is made up of two areas; Old Barnsbury is the red brick housing blocks between Charlotte Terrace and Barnsbury Road built in the 1930s and New Barnsbury is between Caledonian Road and Charlotte Terrace, which was built in the 1950s and 70s.