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Parliamentary boundary review changes- your comment is invited

The Boundary Commission for England published its revised proposals for the Tottenham parliamentary constituency earlier today.

The revised proposals (if you look on the map on this page and type either your postcode or zoom in) is mainly consisting of the removal of the Stroud Green ward from the initial proposals. However, the Woodside ward which is currently in the neighbouring Hornsey and Wood Green constituency, was added. The rest of the constituency remains unchanged.

Earlier fears that the constituency would be broken up were unfounded. In the report, local MP David Lammy commented:

“With complex problems, including the highest level of temporary accomodation in London, a transient population, failed estates, some of the highest unemployment levels in London, a high level of crime, the lack of a town centre focus, and a breakdown in the relationships between the community and the police… it is vitally important that the integrity of Tottenham as a constituency is maintained.”

If you have a view on the revised boundaries, then click on this page, and make a comment. The consulation will end on 11th December 2017. For more information about the boundary review, see this video.

The changes to the new boundaries, if approved, will take into effect at the next general election.

 

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Planning alert: exhibition on fresh redevelopment in Tottenham Hale

Tottenham Hale is set to be subject to yet more development.

Five sites based in the area are being included in a public exhibition organised by developers Argent Related. A leaflet should have been sent into households in the area.

The five sites mentioned on the map are:

  • Ashley Road (Both east and west)
  • Ferry Island
  • North Island
  • Welbourne

The development includes:

  • Around 950 new homes (some of them may be affordable, but they won’t say how many)
  • New green spaces and communal areas
  • New spaces for shops and businesses
  • A much-needed new health centre
  • Yet more changes to Tottenham Hale station

Local residents are invited to see the early proposals, particularly on the Welbourne site. They are at:

Lord Morrison Hall, 38 Scales Road N17 9EZ, on Thursday 19th October between 3pm and 7pm.

Tottenham Hale Bowling Club (inside Down Lane Park), Park View Road N17 9EX, on Saturday 21st October between 9am and 7pm.

Local buses stop at Tottenham Hale bus station nearby with a short straight walk up Hale Road, turning slight right towards Park View Road. Scales Road is the second street on the left.

For more information, call 0800 307 7141, email at TottenhamHale@londoncommunications.co.uk, or click on this website here.

London Overground local travel news

For many of you who are not yet aware, local transport will be affected by works on the London Overground.

From Tomorrow (September 11) until Thursday (September 14) There will be no service on the section between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town (via 7 Sisters) after 10.30pm on each day. Use local alternative routes.

From Sunday 17th September, until Sunday 22nd October, there will be no service on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line. A replacement bus service will run, stoping at all stations from Gospel Oak to Seven Sisters. There may be more closures before the end of the year.

For travel options in the local area, click here.

For more detailed information on the closure, click here.

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.

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.