Andover Estate
London Borough of Islington
Planning authority
London Borough of Islington
Shortlist, The Planning Awards: Planning Permission of the Year: Andover Estate

HTA’s Planning Team working with Studio Partington and Fabrik Landscape Architects, secured planning consent for a comprehensive scheme for improvements and development across the estate. This hybrid planning application on the borough’s largest estate was highly complex and numerous stakeholders had to be kept on board during all phases of development. 

The planning committee praised the approach to regeneration, and highlighted that the small number of objections - just 16 on an estate with more than 2000 residents - was a testament to the success of the approach.

The scheme will enable delivery of 199 homes and extensive public realm improvements, on an existing estate through careful infill development, reconfiguration of existing homes and garages, and limited redevelopment of existing blocks. 

The scheme will also provide a range of other non-residential uses, including affordable workspace. The first phase will deliver 64 homes across six sites, 87sqm of flexible use community space, and 618sqm of affordable workspace.

The planning team put forward robust justification for divergence from planning policy relating to a number of strategic matters to both the GLA and the Council’s planning department, including the loss of open space and lower floor to ceiling heights to enable the conversion of garage spaces to dual aspect homes.

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