Council’s Liveable Neighbourhood scheme design now live

More detailed plans on Islington Council’s proposals for low traffic and environmental improvement measures in Barnsbury and Laycock Ward are now available to view.

The proposal for the area, which is to the immediate north of Upper Street, is known as a Liveable Neighbourhood scheme and includes plans for restrictions on vehicle movements throughout the area between Caledonian Road, Upper Street and Holloway Road.

Based on feedback following the first consultation phase over the summer, the Council has developed four proposals which involve upgrading the street environment, building safe walking, wheeling and cycling routes, introducing traffic filters on appropriate streets, and improving roads which remain open to through-traffic.

Businesses and residents can view and feed back on the proposals here, and register for a series of workshops to find out more. This includes an in-person workshop specifically for businesses in the area on October 13 at Islington Town Hall.

The Council says feedback submitted between now and Sunday, October 22, will help shape the final designs for the Barnsbury and Laycock Liveable Neighbourhood project. A formal public consultation will then be held early next year on final designs before decisions are made on whether and how to proceed with the project.

A video of the original presentation to residents about the scheme is available here.
For further information, email the BID at