Earlier this year I blogged about the battle to keep Camden Passage special. The new owner of the Mall (LAP) has been trying to get rid of the small traders who share it, despite the Council and the community fighting the changes all the way.
Having lost their planning application, the developers were expected to appeal.
The latest news, according to the Islington Tribune, is not good. Instead of waiting for the planning appeal, the owners are moving straight to eviction, something the Council has no power to stop.
Trader Jan Van Den Bosch told the Tribune: “I think Islington Council have been brilliant and supported us to the end. At the end of the day we need new powers from the government to fight developments like this.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Meanwhile, LAP are so interested in our community that their website seems to think we’re in Dagenham….