Finsbury Park Station
A new western station ticket hall will be built as part of the City North development. This will replace the current Wells Terrace entrance to Finsbury Park Station. The Wells Terrace entrance to Finsbury Park Station will close on Monday 18 July 2016 for the construction to take place. The new western ticket hall is expected to open in 2019.
The City North development will include 335 new homes, over 2,000 square metres of office space, new shops, restaurants and cafes and a multiscreen cinema. A new street will be created to provide access from Wells Terrace to the new western ticket hall. The project is expected to be completed in 2019.
Improvements that will result in an integrated station with step-free access (i.e. lifts) will be carried out by Transport for London and Network Rail, and are programmed for completion in 2018. During 2018 Finsbury Park will also become a stopping point for Thameslink cross-London services.
Environmental improvements: During 2014 improvements were made to the areas beneath the railway viaducts at Seven Sisters Road and Stroud Green Road. Works include improved drainage, measures that will reduce opportunities for pigeons to roost and new feature lighting. Further improvements beneath the railway viaducts are planned to take place in 2015, including cleaning of the viaduct walls and repainting of the bridges.
Cycle and pedestrian improvements: Recent improvements along Stroud Green Road under the railway bridge have included the reduction of the carriageway width, which has allowed for both the footpath and the cycle lane to be widened. In addition, a lighting unit under the railway bridge has been installed between the footpath and the cycle path to demarcate the paths and to provide additional lighting under the bridge.
The Finsbury Park Accord
The Finsbury Park Town Centre is an area of enormous untapped regeneration potential. The asset of a large open space in the shape of Finsbury Park itself, the excellent and improving public transport connections and the dynamism of the multicultural community who live and work there make Finsbury Park a unique area.
However, Finsbury Park Town Centre is also one of the most deprived areas in the country. Its urban fabric is severely constrained by roads, railways and poor quality public spaces. The area’s location on the boundaries of three London boroughs further complicates a coordinated approach to resolving its challenges.
On 1 June 2012, the Leaders of Islington and Haringey and the Mayor of Hackney signed the Finsbury Park Accord. The Accord is a collaboration between Hackney, Haringey and Islington that aims to take on the longstanding challenges of Finsbury Park, realising the area's promise to provide jobs and homes in north London.
The Finsbury Park Accord forms a partnership to prioritise long term strategic regeneration goals for boosting housing, employment and investment at the intersection of the three north London boroughs.
The partnership will work together to make Finsbury Park, already an important North London town centre and neighbourhood, an area that offers all Londoners and tourists a destination to visit.
The Finsbury Park Regeneration Board
The Finsbury Park Regeneration Board was established as a tri-borough mechanism for the delivery of the objectives of the Finsbury Park Accord. The board includes executive members from Islington, Hackney and Haringey Councils, as well as representatives from Transport for London and Network Rail.
Islington Council is now making available in its budget half a million pounds over three years to help regenerate the area. In particular, we will work with the local community and with partners to improve the unattractive areas beneath the railway bridges across Seven Sisters Road and Stroud Green Road, we will seek to see the Sir George Robey pub brought back into productive use after sitting derelict for too long, and we will deliver a raft of smaller environmental improvements to help make the area a cleaner, safer and greener place to live, work and trade. The physical, social and economic regeneration of Finsbury Park is an important priority for the council. Our job now is to ensure this funding makes a real difference where it matters, on the ground.
You can find out more about the regeneration in Finsbury Park under the Related Documents section below.
Major developments and planning applications
You can find out more about individual planning applications around the Finsbury Park area by searching our database by location on the Online Planning page.
Finsbury Park Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document
The Finsbury Park Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted by the council on 12 March 2015. The SPD focuses on the area directly west of Finsbury Park Station, which is currently the focus of development activity. In anticipation of development proposals that may come forward in the area in future years, the Finsbury Park Development Framework SPD provides a further layer of detail to the broad development objectives that are outlined in the adopted Finsbury Park Town Centre SPD (see below).
The final document is available for download below. A Consultation Report summarising the consultation process, feedback from the consultation and the council's response to key issues is also available for download below.
Finsbury Park Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document
The Finsbury Park Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been adopted by Islington, Haringey and Hackney Councils. The SPD sets out a single vision for the regeneration of Finsbury Park Town Centre, parts of which fall within each of Islington, Haringey and Hackney, and includes an action plan to support the delivery future improvements in the area.
Islington Council adopted the SPD on 16 July 2014, Haringey Council adopted the document on 25 June 2014 and Hackney Council adopted the document on 21 July 2014. The final document is available for download below. A Consultation Report summarising the consultation process, feedback from the consultation and the council's response to key issues is also available for download below
If you would like further information about the improvements in Finsbury Park, please contact us:
By post: Spatial Planning and Transport, 222 Upper Street, London, N1 1XR