Developing an alternative plan for the St Ann’s hospital site

1.30pm Saturday 11th July St Ann’s Church Hall

From HaNSAH <haringeyneedsstannshospital@gmail.com>

Dear St Ann’s Hospital Supporters

Following the approval of the application to redevelop the St Ann’s hospital site earlier this year we have continuing our campaign. We have lodged complaints with the local authority, we feel that the planning sub-committee was misled and would not have supported the application if the health needs of the community were taken into account. We are seeking a Judicial Review of the council’s decision and would welcome the support of any of you who have any experience of this, planning or the legal system. If you can help please get in touch.

We have also joined up with other local residents to form South Tottenham Community Development Group. The group want to develop an alternative plan for the site. One that will be of benefit to local people not property developers. The group is at the early stages of planning an alternative and is holding a public meeting to get other people to say what they want on the site and to get involved in the process. All the information is below. If you have any ideas please come along, bring some snacks too!

SOUTH TOTTENHAM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP:

PUBLIC MEETING TO DEVELOP A COMMUNITY-LED PLAN FOR THE ST ANN’S HOSPITAL SITE

Saturday 11th July, 1.30-4.30 pm

St Ann’s Church Hall, Avenue Road, N15 5JG

In 2016, two-thirds of the St Ann’s hospital site is to be sold off.

Current proposals, which have received outline planning permission, are for 470 homes to be built by a private developer, with only 14% of these homes classed as ‘affordable’. These proposals seem to take no account of the needs of the local community at a time of severe housing need and pressure on local health services.

South Tottenham Community Development Group (STCDG) has been established by local residents who believe that we can do better than this. In Haringey, we have seen successful community-led initiatives such as at Wards Corner or the Antwerp Arms showing that there is an alternative to top-down development driven by profits for private developers rather than local needs. In Tower Hamlets, the disused St Clements Hospital site was taken over by a Community Land Trust to provide affordable homes in perpetuity. Across the country, there are many examples of local groups winning community control over assets of community value.

Inspired by these examples, STCDG is calling a public meeting to involve local people in developing a community plan, with a view to putting together an alternative bid for the site. The group aims to develop a plan that takes account of local needs in housing, health, employment and community benefit.

There will be speakers, and a chance to discuss what we all want to see on the site, to develop it as a asset for the community.

Refreshments will be provided.

All welcome. Those unable to attend are invited to contact us with their ideas for St Ann’s

Email: southtottenhamgroup@gmail.com

Website: http://southtottenhamcdg.blogspot.co.uk/

Facebook: facebook.com/STCDG

Twitter: @stcdgroup

More information about community led initiatives:

http://wardscorner.org

http://www.antwerparms.co.uk

http://www.eastlondonclt.co.uk/#/st-clements/4576878498

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