On Tuesday 3rd March, Islington Council’s East Area Planning Sub-committee gave planning permission for the Queensland Road development, which represents the final phase of the largest and most successful regeneration project in London.
The plans for Queensland Road, which is located right next to Emirates Stadium, at the south end of the site, include over 700 new homes, 50% of which will be affordable rented accommodation.
The plans also include an Arsenal Sports Centre, which will support and provide a venue for Arsenal’s many educational and social inclusion community programmes.
Arsenal Director Ken Friar said:
“We are delighted that we now have the go ahead for the Queensland Road development and we look forward to working with our partners to deliver the new homes and the Arsenal Sports Centre.
“We had tremendous support from many Islington residents who wrote to the Council to support the proposals and this is very much appreciated by the Club.
“So far, as a result of building Emirates Stadium, we have transformed over 60 acres of derelict land, delivered over 2,500 new homes and constructed a new waste recycling centre. We have created hundreds of new local jobs and business opportunities for local firms, developed new open spaces and, not forgetting, a world class football stadium. We are all so proud of what has been achieved.”
A construction timetable for the Queensland Road development has yet to be finalised. However, the Club expects that work on the affordable housing element of the project will commence during the latter part of the summer.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 4 Mar 2009