Islington Council’s East Area Planning Sub-Committee has agreed the final details for the Queensland Road development which includes over 700 new homes, 50% of which will be affordable rented accommodation, together with an Arsenal Sports Centre, which will support and provide a venue for Arsenal’s many educational and social inclusion community programmes.

The Sub-Committee meeting last week agreed planning permission for the development, including the details of the amount of play space for children living in the new flats, together with the amount of community use of the Sports Centre. Also agreed were Matchday coach parking arrangements in Queensland Road following the completion of the development.

Arsenal Director Ken Friar said: “This decision means that we can now start work on the development of 700 new homes, half of which will be new affordable homes, and the Arsenal Sports Centre which will provide a minimum of 52 hours a week of community access.

"Both of these new developments are good news for the local community and we are working closely with our partners at Newlon to get the new housing underway as soon as possible.”

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28 Jul 2009