Published: 8 June, 2012
• WE’RE all aware of the need for new social housing but why does Islington Council find it necessary to build at the expense of its existing tenants?
On the King Square estate in Finsbury, the council wants to build two six-storey blocks on our garages and car parks, forcing drivers to park on already overcrowded parking places in roads.
The garages that the council intends to demolish to build flats on are not only used by car drivers but also by disabled residents to store their mobility scooters.
The council has made no provision for the storage of such vehicles, which are too large to keep in flats.
If residents are unable keep the scooters close to their home it could force them to become housebound.
I would like to see some of the development money benefit residents of the estate by improving blocks which were built 40 to 50 years ago and are in a poor state of repair.
It seems to me the council is ignoring the needs of tenants and residents in favour of its policy of building flats on every available plot of land.
King Square, EC1