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Mildmay Liveable Neighbourhood

Find out what we aim to achieve for the Mildmay Liveable Neighbourhood, see our designs that we have consulted on, and next steps for the project.

As part of our efforts to create a greener and healthier borough we are proposing to create a liveable neighbourhood in Mildmay. We've been listening to your feedback, and are using it to shape our proposals for the area.

Between Monday 11 September and Sunday 8 October we ran a public consultation on our final draft proposals, to hear your thoughts and feedback about our designs. We’re now carefully reviewing your feedback to inform our final designs.

The liveable neighbourhood will create pleasant and lively streets, where communities can come together to spend time with their neighbours, support local shops and children can play and travel safely. With more greening including plants and trees, seating for neighbours and reduced traffic volumes, the liveable neighbourhood will transform Mildmay’s streets. 

About the Mildmay Liveable eighbourhood

Local people have already told us that they want us to prioritise:

  • creating safe streets for children to travel to school and areas for play
  • reducing through-traffic, improving road safety and air quality
  • supporting local businesses to thrive.

We will also work to:

  • create greener and more pleasant streets
  • make it easier and safer to walk and cycle
  • bring the community together. 

Proposed area map for Mildmay Liveable Neighbourhood Feb 2023 

How we have engaged with and consulted you so far

We have been working with local people to understand the issues you would like to see addressed in Mildmay to create healthier and more pleasant streets and help us design and build a liveable neighbourhood that reflects what you want to see.

Engagement timeline

Date Phase Description
Autumn 2022
1 - Early engagement

Listen to local people's views on where and how you think we should improve streets and public spaces in the Mildmay project area.

Winter to spring 2023 2 - First designs Get more local feedback on the first proposals for the liveable neighbourhood.              
11 September - 8 October 2023
3 - Public consultation A formal public consultation on the final draft designs.

Our public consultation 

We ran a public consultation on final draft proposals for the Mildmay Liveable Neighbourhood between Monday 11 September and Sunday 8 October 2023.  

Thank you all who took part in our events, and who responded to our survey, your feedback is valuable to us. We will consider all comments we received during the consultation period, to help us reach a final decision on what schemes we will deliver in this project.  

After a formal decision is on all or part of the scheme, we hope to start work on building the Mildmay Liveable Neighbourhood in Spring 2024. 

You can still visit our engagement page to see more details about our consultation including the proposals we consulted on. 

We held two events during our public consultation. These were:

  • Monday 25 September 6.30pm - 8pm. Online public meeting: we gave a presentation to explain the project, with a question and answer session afterwards. You can download the presentation slides and watch a video recording of this presentation

  • Wednesday 27 September 6.30pm – 8.30pm. In person workshop at Newington Green Primary School: there was a group activity where attendees told us what they thought of our final draft proposals and how we could improve them further. 

Events in early 2023

We held two events earlier in 2023 as part of our previous round of engagement:

  • Monday 20 February, 7pm to 8.30pm. Online public meeting: we gave a presentation to explain the project, with a question and answer session afterwards. You can download the presentation slides. You can also watch a video recording of the presentation.

  • Tuesday 28 February, 7pm to 9pm. In-person workshop at Newington Green Primary School: there was a group activity where attendees told us what they thought of our draft proposals and how we should improve the area with this project.

Public meetings in 2022

As part of our early engagement, we held two public meetings on 20 July 2022 and 6 October 2022 at Mildmay Community Centre. We invited members of the community to give their views on a liveable neighbourhood in Mildmay and identify issues in the area that they would like to see improved.

See the minutes and presentation slides from the meetings by clicking these links.

Mildmay Ward Partnership meeting 20 July 2022

Mildmay Ward Partnership meeting 6 October 2022

Email us 

You can email our project team with any questions you have about the project at

For more information

For general information and questions about liveable neighbourhoods in Islington, you can visit our main people-friendly streets FAQs page.

If you have any questions that are not answered by the information on this page or our main FAQs page, contact us at

Which streets will the Mildmay Liveable Neighbourhood cover?

Our initial proposals, which we consulted on between Monday 11 September and Sunday 8 October 2023, focus on the area of streets between Newington Green and Dalston in Mildmay ward. 

At a later stage we will develop separate proposals for the area in the west of Mildmay ward between Highbury Barn and Newington Green.

When will the Mildmay Liveable Neighbourhood be introduced?

Once our public consultation is complete in October 2023, we hope to start work on building the Mildmay liveable neighbourhood in spring 2024.

We will be developing separate proposals for the west area of Mildmay Ward, between Highbury Barn and Newington Green, at a later date.

Will you remove the Newington Green gyratory as part of this scheme?

The Newington Green gyratory is the one-way road system that goes around the Newington Green open space. 

We know that some residents have suggested the removal of the gyratory as part of the Mildmay Liveable Neighbourhood scheme. We are aware of the benefits this could bring including extension of the existing green space, improved cycling and walking facilities, and a safer and cleaner environment outside Newington Green Primary School. 

While removing Newington Green gyratory remains a future aspiration of the council, it is not something which can be included in the scope of the current Mildmay Liveable Neighbourhood scheme. 

This is due to the highly complex nature of the project given that Newington Green is an A-road (A105), part of the major road network in Islington and TfL bus network, and there is a lack of available funds at this time.

The Mildmay Liveable Neighbourhood was announced in 2020. Why has the scheme not been delivered yet?

In February 2020, we publicly announced £1 million of council funding for a liveable neighbourhood in Mildmay after residents and schools requested changes. 

Shortly following this announcement, the Government introduced lockdown restrictions across the UK in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following statutory guidance, we introduced our people-friendly streets programme to support social distancing and create safer streets for local people.

This meant that the Mildmay Liveable Neighbourhood timeline was delayed, as we were not able to involve local people in the development of the Liveable Neighbourhood through engagement events.   

Since summer 2022 we have been able to safely work with local people, actively engaging the local community in the development of the scheme both in 2022, earlier this year, and in our public consultation on the final draft proposals held in September and October 2023.

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