Plans for new homes in Tottenham unveiled


Wednesday 1st August 2012

Spurs' new football ground will be a catalyst for regeneration

Up to 10,000 new homes will be built during the next 13 years, according to the master plan for the regeneration of the north London area, unveiled today.

Haringey Council says 285 new homes in Tottenham will be developed as part of the regeneration of the area, which will also include Tottenham Hotspur's new football ground.

The football club's new stadium will be a catalyst for regeneration in the area which will see the promotion of homeownership in a new residential development in North London.

However, somewhat controversially, the housing scheme, which was approved back in February, will not include any affordable homes, after Haringey Council dropped the requirement to provide low-cost housing.

Aside from new homes, Haringey Council's vision from now to 2025, will also see many existing properties upgraded for residents.
Also included in the plan is the comprehensive redevelopment of Wards Corner, a landmark building at Seven Sisters, which will bring 40,000 sq ft of retail space, including space for the reprovision of the Seven Sisters market and up to 196 new homes.

The Wards Corner redevelopment has also courted controversy for including no social or affordable homes.

Tottenham Hale, meanwhile, will become a new town centre and deliver 4,000 new jobs, 5,000 new homes and a wide range of community and commercial services by 2025.

In her forward to the plan, council leader Claire Kober, said: "It is critical we continue to build confidence in Tottenham as a place for all to invest in. Working with the Mayor of London we have secured the commitment of almost £1bn of investment through major developments in Northumberland Park and Tottenham Hale."