Welcome to the community consultation website regarding plans to deliver additional social housing on York Way Estate. This website will keep you informed about the progress of the project as well as how to get in touch with the team including sharing your feedback.

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Draft Construction Logistics Plan Now Available

York Way Estate Development: Construction Set to Commence

Higgins Plc is advertising the role of Resident Liaison Officer for the York Way Estate project. The role would last for the duration of the construction phase of the project, starting from 16 January 2023. Anyone who is interested in the role should send their CV to CSR@higginspartnerships.co.uk before 16 December 2022. The resident liaison officer, once appointed, will be the chief point of contact for residents who encounter any difficulties or have any questions during the construction phase of the project. Their role will also involve mitigating impact on residents wherever possible. This is a paid role and further information can be found here


Please find our Draft Construction Logistics Plan by clicking here This is currently under review and is subject to change. The deadline for feedback is 28 October 2022


York Way Estate Development: Construction Set to Commence

Following a tendering process, Higgins Plc have been appointed by the City of London Corporation (the City Corporation) as the construction contractor for this project. Higgins Plc have prepared their draft Logistics Management Plan (LMP) and wish to consult with York Way Estate residents and those living and working close by. We Want Your Feedback We want your feedback before the LMP is finalised. As a member of the community your feedback is vital in shaping the final version of this plan and minimising possible disruption. Join Us

  • On Saturday 15 October 2022 between 11am and 2pm at York Way Estate Community Centre (N7 9QB), members of the project team, including staff from Higgins Plc and the City Corporation, will present and be available to discuss the LMP. Feedback forms will be available and you will be able to ask questions of the project team.

Should you have any comments or questions, please email hello@yorkwayestate.com or call our freephone number 0800 772 0475. Please contact us if you wish to continue receiving construction updates, which will be sent regularly via email once the project commences.

Update: Comm Comm UK will now be the new point of contact for residents regarding this project – please find more information in this letter, which will be distributed to all households on York Way Estate.


Project Overview

In response to the urgent demand for social housing, The City of London Corporation has been reviewing all of their housing estates across London to see where they can provide new homes. There is a proposal for 91 new homes and a replacement Community Centre at the York Way Estate. The City of London Corporation has a resolution to be granted planning permission from the London Borough of Islington, subject to 31 conditions. If these conditions are met, the scheme will be granted permission to be built.

Next Steps

‘The City of London Corporation is currently in the process of appointing a contractor, and one is expected to be in place by August 2022, subject to Committee approvals’ Following confirmation of the contractor, we will be consulting with residents across the Estate regarding a Construction Management Plan, to ensure the needs and suggestions of residents and neighbours are taken on board before works commence. Currently, construction work is on course to begin in the latter half of 2022. We are also now recruiting new members for our Resident Steering Group, allowing estate residents to stay informed and ask questions through regular meetings with the project team. Should you wish to join, please email hello@yorkwayestate.com, and we will add you to our list of members which is currently being updated. PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED WITH CONDITIONS In July 2021 Islington Council granted planning permission for 91 new homes and landscape improvements on the York Way Estate. The planning permission came with 37 conditions that need to be discharged at various points over the delivery of the project. Most of these are technical / detail design considerations; you can find out more in the committee report online: democracy.islington.gov.uk/documents/s25483/ The City of London Corporation took this opportunity to gather further feedback on other aspects of the estate’s future, such as a sculpture on the roof of the proposed community centre and the plan for a Residents’ Growing Garden behind Shepherd House, as well as to discuss the ongoing role of the Resident Steering Group. To read about the feedback we received, and that has been acted on, please see the Autumn newsletter and latest report. We have recently submitted a non-material amendment for our scheme, which you can view by clicking the following London Borough of Islington link: Online Standard Details (islington.gov.uk).

Consultation & Engagement

Since August 2019, the City Corporation have been engaging with York Way Estate residents to understand their thoughts and priorities for additional housing on the estate, through a range of consultation events and activities. This resulted in the development of a ‘Residents Design Brief’, summarising residents’ feedback regarding additional housing on the estate. This resident-led design approach has been used and will continue to be used to ensure we are working in line with residents’ ambitions for the Estate. In summer 2020, we began our next phase of consultation by sharing early ideas based on the Residents Brief and taking into consideration the feasibility and technical studies for additional housing, enhanced open spaces and an improved community centre. To ensure that we gained your value feedback on these designs are they emerged we continued to engage with residents and broadened our approach to consult with surrounding neighbours, key stakeholder and all interested parties. In the months leading up to the planning submission, a range of consultation and engagement activities took place to ensure that residents were able to engage with the team and share feedback on the developing designs. The team is committed to ensuring that a continuous engagement presence remains in place throughout the statutory consultation phase and thereafter. The timeline below shows the key steps and milestone for the collaborative consultation programme. We have ensured that there will be opportunities for you to get involved and share your feedback to inform the design process.
Prior Engagement Events Prior Engagement Events

Above, Prior Engagement Events

Consultation Timeline

august – September 2019
Engagement begins: Understanding the Estate
october – november 2019
Discussing additional housing
December 2019
Drafting the Residents’ Design Brief
January 2020
Exhibition presenting initial resident feedback
MARCH 2020
Residents Design Brief finalised and distributed to all residents
June 2020
The City Corporation hired architects and consultants to start working on feasibility studies and designs for additional housing, based on the Residents’ Design Brief
Introducing the design process
Consultation and engagement held with residents and surrounding neighbourhood stakeholders during this time
October 2020
Exhibition presenting early designs
december 2020
Exhibition presenting developing design
April 2021
Planning application to be submitted to London borough of Islington
Statutory consultation process run by Islington Council on the final designs
July 2021
LB Islington Planning Committee resolved to Grant Planning Permission subject to 31 Conditions
Resident Engagement
Late 2021
Detail design
Contractor Procurement
December 2022
Construction expected to commence
Late 2024

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