Carve-up Conference

On Thursday 26th March there’s a private conference happening in the Town Hall, at £360 a head, for developers, politicians and planners to carve up Tottenham. People from Our Tottenham and friends will be there to meet them at 1pm.

NLA on Location: Regenerating Tottenham

“An afternoon briefing will invite local stakeholders, including council representatives, developers, investors and occupiers to present forward strategies, infrastructure projects, major developments and future investment opportunities. This will be followed by afternoon study tours and networking drinks at N17 Design Studio hosted by John McAslan and Partners.”

Delegates have the option to attend one of the following three area study tours in the afternoon 7Sis+Wards, or Tottnm Hale, or Spurs. Tours will leave Tottenham Town Hall at at 15:45. The streets will not charge you £360 to tag along – bring cameras.

It will finish at 18:00 at N17 Design Studio, 451-453 High Road, for drinks.

HIC showing on Thursday re NHS sell-off

Haringey Independent Cinema‘s next film night is on THURSDAY 26th MARCH. Doors open at 7pm and films start at 7.16pm. As ever £4 to get in or £3 for those low/unwaged.

It’s a double header and both films are excellent and both have a local feel especially with the present campaign to stop the sell of of St. Ann’s Hospital

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Meet the Mayor

Your chance to ask BJohnson and the rest of the London Assembly whatever you like. Sort of.

People’s Question Time is coming to Haringey at the Dominion Centre, Wood Green on Thursday 19 March from 7-9pm.This twice yearly session gives Londoners the chance to question the Mayor and the London Assembly and find out about their plans and priorities for the city.Joanne McCartney, London Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey will chair. Topics up for discussion will include:

    • Growing London’s economy
    • Housing
    • Transport
    • Environment
    • Policing and community safety

It’s free but you have to book a ticket.

I quite fancy asking him about that target of 10000 new dwellings being shoe-horned into Tottenham, when we have no hospital, can’t recruit GP’s, no space on the tube, and there are no school places free, but if Haringey Council can’t show plans for this, he threatens to take over running the council by imposing administrators.


Plevna/Ermine development appeal

Two years ago a major plan was submitted for an area bordering the railway lines where they cross at Seven Sisters/South Tottenham, to build 158 dwellings.  See earlier post   The plan went back and forth several times and was eventually turned down by the LBH Planning Committee. The developer has appealed higher up and it will now go to a public enquiry.  This will be for two days next week, Wednesday and Thursday 18th and 19th March.  There will be a lobby of the inquiry led by local Friends of the Earth and others, from 9.15 to 10am next Weds 18th outside the Cypriot Centre, Earlham Grove N22 5HJ ..  Please come and bring others.


2000 more homes at Tottenham Hale


Hermes/Argent set to bring forward major Tottenham Hale scheme

By Paul Norman – Wednesday, March 11, 2015 18:35

Hermes Real Estate and Argent are set to form a joint venture with Haringey council to bring forward a 2,000 home-led regeneration scheme in the centre of Tottenham Hale.

The announcement follows news that Tottenham Hale has been designated a Housing Zone by the Mayor of London which will see £45m of public money invested in unlocking sites. [see SoTo post] Continue reading

Grainger at the market

The ‘consultation’ session today 12th March was designed to inform the market traders about their options in the new Apex Tower.  We met the surveyor who has expertise in markets; his job will be to interview all the market traders individually and persuade them that they want to move into the new build. We also met one of the McAslan architects. Continue reading