Protest about the HDV: tomorrow

Tomorrow (July 3rd), there is going to be both a protest and a benefit aimed at fighting plans by Haringey Council to forcefully evict many council tenants through their controversial HDV development programme (dubbed by critics at the £2Billion Pound Gamble).

The demonstration will assemble at Ducketts Common (Turnpike Lane Tube end) at around 5.30pm. There will be a March from the Common which will end at Haringey Civic Centre in the High Road.

Afterwards, there will be a benefit evening to raise funds for the legal fight against the council’s plans. It will take place at Wood Green Social Club, 3 Stuart Crescent, Wood Green, N22 5NJ (Not far from the Civic Centre) at 8PM. More info here.

Several estates and key public buildings based in Tottenham and across the borough are affected by the council’s HDV. Wherever you are affected or if you’re concerned about the way the council is forcing this through without fighting for more funds from the government or looking for alternatives, we still need to fight these damaging plans which could seriously affect the way public services are delivered in the borough in the future.

Local bus changes

There has been some small changes to some of our local bus services.

The 76 bus route, which runs from Tottenham Hale to Waterloo, is now managed by Go Ahead, replacing Arriva. It is also now a new routemater, the second to run through Tottenham (the other is 149, which runs from London Bridge to Edmonton Green).

The 259 bus route, which runs from Kings Cross to Edmonton Green, is now managed by Arriva, replacing Go Ahead.

It’s clearly hoped that both routes’ services will improve under the new managers.

Planning alert- new plans for social housing of Monument Way

Plans to provide much needed new social housing in Tottenham could mean the loss of the green lung between Monument Way and Fairbanks Road.

Newlon Housing Trust is holding a two-day public consultation on plans to build up to 54 flats in three blocks in the affected area. That would mean changes in the layout of Fairbanks Road itself, and the wall which currently separates the neighbouring Chesnut Estate and Monument Way will be knocked down to be replaced by what the organisers are saying a buffer zone.

Residents in the affected area should have received the leaflet with brief details of the plans.

The consultation will take place on both Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March at The Larder Cafe, Protheroe House, 6 Chesnut Road N17. It will run on both days between 4pm and 7pm.

News on the changing face of Tottenham

header-love-tottenhamTwo articles have been recently published on the web on the Changing face of Tottenham.

The first is a rather upbeat (!) article published in the The Daily Telegraph, comparing what’s happening in the area to the gentrified area Shoreditch.

The second is a great article on the site Craft Beer London, focuses on the the success of setting up of specialist breweries in Tottenham.

It’s such a shame that very little attention is being focused on the increasing problems that Haringey Council have created and continuing to cause in the name of regeneration.

Ward’s Corner CPO challenge- Information

This is the WCC newsletter announcing the CPO news. Click on picture to enlarge.

This is the WCC newsletter announcing the CPO news. Click on picture to enlarge.

Please share. This concerns the future of Seven Sisters town centre.

From Ward’s Corner Coalition

Dear friends,

The time has come to challenge the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for Ward’s CornerHaringey Council have issued a CPO to help the developer Grainger force the sale shops and homes at Seven Sisters.

We have launched a crowdfunder to raise some of the £1000s we need for legal fees to challenge the CPO. Please circulate this link on all your networks- FB, Twitter, Snapchat, all of them. if you can donate, even better.

http://tinyurl.com/savewcc is the short form, easy to send.

Whether you are a friend, regular visitor, or just concerned about what is happening, let’s support the traders and residents who could lose what they have built up if the evictions get the go ahead.

 

Hale Village development update

anthologytottenhamhalePlans to erect a mixed use development on the site of the failed former tower block is being put forward for Hale Village.

Developers Anthology owns the site, in Ferry Lane, just past Tottenham Hale station, and are holding a public consultation about the plans, in which local residents can get their ideas on how the new place should look.

The original plans were for an 18-story residential tower block, but nothing else happened. The fear is that on top of the (thankfully refused) Hale Wharf development, the immediate area, like most of Tottenham, will become even more overcrowded.

Whether you live in Hale Village or if you are just concerned about this latest development proposal, you can go the consultation, which takes place at:

Unit 3B Ground Floor, Emily Bowes Court, Lebus Street N17 9FD (off Ferry Lane, next to ‘the gym‘, nearest buses 41, 123, 230 and W4) on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 7th December 5pm-9pm
  • Saturday 10th December 11am-3pm

If you are unable to attend, there is a website AnthologyTottenhamHale.London, where you can see the plans.

For more information, call 020 7399 2753 or email sarahw@curtinandco.com.

 

Development update: public meeting

developletterHaringey Council’s Development Management Forum is holding a forthcoming meeting about some of the latest developments in the Tottenham Hale area.

The areas under discussion are:

  • Station Square West (adjacent to Premier Inn): 22-storey tower block, plus including retail units
  • Ashley Road South (Cannon factory, plus Ashley House): 277 flats including retail units

This is very important as it could be local residents’ only chance to question both the council and developers’ representatives about the latest proposals.

The meeting will be held at The Larder, under the new Protheroe House, 6 Chesnut Road, N17 9EQ, on Wednesday 23rd November, starting at 7.00pm.

For more information, call 020 8489 5504, or email planningsupport(at)haringey.gov.uk.

Ashley Road development update

ashleyroadexhib2nd1 ashleyroadexhib2nd2Here is a new planning update on the proposals for development in the area of Ashley Road South.

Local residents are being invited to a new public exhibition on the revised plans, which, according to the developers, will lead to the construction of around 800 new homes, workspaces for local businesses, and a digital skills college. Questions, criticisms and general enquires can be directed at the representatives at the exhibition.

As previously, the new exhibition will be held at:

Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, N17 9LJ on Thursday November 10th between 3.30 and 7.30pm.

If you would like further information, or if you cannot attend in person, phone 020 3870 1435, or email: esumen@belgravecomms.com.

A planning application is due to be submitted to Haringey Council next month.

TFL plans for Bruce Grove area

bruce-grove-1Transport for London is inviting local residents to have their say in plans to carry out environmental improvements to the part of Tottenham High Road covering the Bruce Grove area. Residents and traders in and around the immediate area should have been given a letter highlighting the changes.

According to TFL, the proposals include:

  • Improvements to pedestrian facilities and the town centre environment.
  • Changes to off-peak loading/unloading facilities on the High Road.
  • Opportunities for planting or creation of greener spaces.
  • Changes to bus stops serving buses going northbound (affecting 123, 149, 243, 259, 279, 318, 341, 349, 476, and W4).

If you wish to comment on the proposals, you need to visit this page on the Transport for London website: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/bruce-grove/ , or write to them at FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.

The closing date for this consultation is Wednesday 7th December 2016.