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Clerkenwell Fire Station

Consultation on the Clerkenwell Fire Station Draft Planning Brief  

A public consultation for the Clerkenwell Fire Station Draft Planning Brief is being held between Friday 1 August and Sunday 14 September 2014.

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority closed Clerkenwell Fire Station in January 2014. The Fire Station site is now being marketed for sale.

The purpose of the draft brief is to guide any future development proposals. The draft planning brief explains how the council will apply its planning policies and standards to any future development proposal that comes forward for the site.

The Council now wants to give local people and other interested parties a chance to tell us their views on the future of the site and influence proposals at an early stage.

What do we want to achieve?

The planning brief seeks to ensure that development proposals deliver the following objectives:

  • Ensure that Clerkenwell Fire Station continues to be an important community asset that is publicly accessible to the local community;
  • Refurbish the Grade II listed Fire Station building in a way that meets the Council’s policies and standards and also modernises it for a range of different uses;
  • Provide a museum in the Fire Station building or another publicly accessible social infrastructure use;
  • Deliver a range of new homes, including affordable homes, to better meet local housing needs in the neighbourhood;
  • Provide high quality open space, primarily for future residents, in the Fire Station’s yard; and
  • Ensure that any new buildings achieve a high standard of architectural design that improves the character and quality of the area.

The Clerkenwell Fire Station Draft Planning Brief document contains a lot more information, and can be viewed here with the link at the bottom of the page. 

To give your views on the draft planning brief you can:

Fill out our online feedback form

Email your comments to:

Send a text message with your views to 07825 098 960

There will also be three drop-in events at the:

Holy Redeemer Church
24 Exmouth Market
London EC1R 4QE  

At the following dates and times:

16 August 2014     11.00am – 2.00pm 
21 August 2014     11.00am – 2.00pm
4 September 2014   5.00pm – 8.00pm   .

If you want to speak to someone about the draft planning brief please contact Adam Barnett on 020 7527 2987 or Eshwyn Prabhu on 020 7527 2450

The closing date for the planning brief consultation is 14 September 2014

Islington Council has prepared this draft planning brief and intends to adopt the final version of the planning brief on 23 October 2014. The Council’s Executive will make the decision to adopt the brief.

Before the Executive considers the draft brief for adoption, a report on the public consultation will be published here.