planning & development

On Thursday 28th November a delegation of traders from North Tottenham High Road West addressed the Council's cabinet meeting. They presented their 4,000-strong petition in which local people rejected the demolition of the area. The traders condemned the consultation over the future of the area as a 'sham' and said they had been lied to by the Council. They also condemned the report of the consultation that had excluded or sidelined most of the objections. They called on the Council to 'freeze this planning process and sit down to design a new Scenario, one that includes this Business Community and allows it to move forward and grow within the regeneration process, not be excluded from it.'  Their powerful presentation is included below in full...

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On Monday 15th July three residents' deputations (Haringey Alliance for Benefit Justice, Haringey Defend Council Housing campaign and the Our Tottenham network) made reprentations to a full meeting of Haringey Council to tell Councillors about the sufferings of tens of thousands of their constituents from caps, cuts, council tax, landlords in a chaotic London housing market, and property developers.

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Grainger have submitted an application to hang a gigantic advertising hoarding that will span the entire corner building of the Wards Department store. Below is a picture of what it will look like: you got to see it to believe it!

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The Threat to Working Class People and Ethnic Minorities from the Plan for Tottenham*

On Tuesday 31st July 2012, Haringey Council announced a regeneration plan for Tottenham, the Plan for Tottenham, which it claims will create thousands of new homes and jobs in the wake of the riots of August 2011 (1). The small print of this plan reveals that it is actually a plan to push up house prices and rents, reduce the amount of council housing in the area, force out small shops and drive out large numbers of working class people and members of ethnic minorities from the borough to make way for a new middle class population.

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DEADLINE TO COMMENT: Wed 11 April 2012

This is your opportunity to support the Council's decision to reject Grainger's plan to demolish Wards Corner. It is important that the inspectorate is aware of the public opposition to Grainger's plans and we need to ensure Grainger's proposal remains defeated and that the regeneration at Wards Corner is community-led.

The plan was turned down by Haringey Council's planning committee at a heated meeting last year.

Below is a sample response that can be sent to the inspectorate, you can also find this on the Wards Corner website.

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