Tag Archives: Planning and Regeneration

PLANNING ALERT: TChances building faces redevelopment

Haringey Council planners are considering an application on the former British Legion building in 399 Tottenham High Road. The building, currently operating as TChances, risks being refurbished and extended to provide 24 flats.

For more information, click on this page on the council’s planning portal, and post your opinions.

The closing date is 29th June 2018.

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Planning Alert : The Goods Yard, Lawrence Road, and St Ann’s Hospital

For those who are not yet aware, here is some updated information on current and future plans for development in Tottenham.

The Goods Yard, White Hart Lane. Plans for this mixed development, opposite the Overground station and is on the edge of the controversial plans for High Road West (as previously posted here). You can look up this application here (Ref: HGY/2018/0187). The consultation date ends THIS FRIDAY, so be quick to comment. More info on this website.

St Ann’s Hospital. Not to be confused with the residential development (More information on the community bid on the “StArt Haringey” website), the plans are for part of the land that the NHS is retaining. The development is for a two-storey inpatient building accomodating four wards with a capacity for 70 beds. Application details are here (Ref: HGY/2018/0382). The consultation date ends on 2nd March 2018. More info on “Harringay Online” here.

Mono House (50-56 Lawrence Road) New development of residential homes on the edge of the completed Lawrence Square, meaning the loss of more office/factory space in an already overcrowded area. Application details are here (Ref: HGY/2018/0120) The consultation ends THIS FRIDAY, so be quick to comment.

Council “on collision course” with Labour leaders

The BBC reported that there could be signs that Labour councillors in Haringey could be set on a collision course with the party’s main decision body, the National Executive Committee, over the on-going struggles with the borough’s regeneration programme.

Earlier this week, the NEC were finally forced to intervene in the local party’s affairs by urging Haringey Council to delay its controversial HDV plans ahead of the local borough elections in May. The infighting within the party between supporters of leader Claire Kober and the candidates backed by Momentum, has seen several sitting councillors either deselected or withdrawing, leading to personal bitterness on all sides.

This sorry affair will only re-enforce the negative reputation of both the council and the borough as a whole. All this is going on while finite funding for key services are repeatedly cut, allegations have been made about regeneration funds being poorly spent, and that the only strategy put in place is by delievering what is left through on-going crisis management. Some councillors, and indeed officers, seem intent on waiting for some magic wand to save the borough from its own self-inflicted problems.

For local people, constantly embarrassed by what is going on, the only way to end this farce is to first continue to protest against the hated HDV, then in May aim to vote for an administration who will pledge to take action in tackling the borough’s deep-rooted divisions.

Monument Way planning update

A planning application has been submitted over the proposed construction of three blocks of 54+ flats ranging from 4 to 5 storeys in height on green land between Fairbanks Road and Monument Way (information previously posted on this blog here).

Local residents in Fairbanks Road, the Chesnut estate, and surrounding streets should have received a letter about the application.

Log onto the planning page here (Reference no. HGY/2018/0050) and make a comment about the application. The closing date is 6th February 2018.

Planning alert: The Goods Yard, White Hart Lane: exhibition

Local residents are invited to a public exhibition on yet another new development in Tottenham.

This concerns the currently empty Goods Yard site, at 44-52 White Hart Lane, in a development supported by Tottenham Hotspur FC.

The proposals, if approved, there would be:

  • Around 330 new homes
  • Providing new employment, office and retail units
  • A new ‘public square’
  • Restoration of a listed building to bring it into public use.

The proposed development is part of the planned controversial changes to this part of north Tottenham. Many local people are understandably unhappy about this, and how it has come about. More on this, and the overview of the problems by Defend Council Housing here.

The exhibition will be held over three days, taking place at:

Haringey Irish Cultural and Community Centre, Pretoria Road, N17 8DX (Either the nearest bus- W3 stops on White Hart Lane itself, or take London Overground train to White Hart Lane station, plus a short walk) ,on

  • Friday (Tomorrow) 3rd November 4pm-8pm
  • Saturday 4th November 10am-2pm
  • Monday 6th November 4pm-8pm

For more information, contact by email – goodsyard(at)londoncommunications.co.uk, or call 0800 307 7014.

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.

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.

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.