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SAVE BROADWATER FARM AREA – THE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES!
Update, June 2017

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Since 2015 the public outcry against the ‘Red Zoning’ of Braodwater Farm and neighbouring areas has continued, and the Campaign has continued to demand that ‘redevelopment’ threats to local homes and community facilities be withdrawn. A number of victories have already been achieved. The following leaflet has been distributed throughout the area, setting out the full situation..

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JOIN US TO STOP THE DEMOLITION OF OUR HOMES AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES, AND TO GET ESSENTIAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE CARRIED OUT!

SIGN THE PETITION NOW – http://chn.ge/1IhtHoa [or Google: ‘Stop Redevelopment Broadwater’]

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The facts

The Council’s planning department is continuing to propose a demolition and ‘redevelopment’ zone for the ‘Broadwater Farm Area’ – threatening the BWF estate and its facilities, the housing association estates of Somerset Close, Lido Square and Moira Close, and the adjacent private houses on Lordship Lane. So we need to keep protesting!

Despite repeated denials by Councillors and Officers as recently as 2016, they have now been forced to release an internal 2013 report ‘Haringey Council’s Strategic Spatial Plan for Broadwater Farm’ – http://goo.gl/LOHH9d – which clearly showed that the Council was developing plans to demolish all of the Council Housing on the BWF Estate and some or most of the social housing nearby, and replace it with mainly expensive private housing.

The proposed zone is indicated by a red line on a map taken from the Council’s draft Local Plan for Haringey 2011- 2026 – ‘Site Allocation 62’. If this proposal is not chucked out it will enable private developers to come forward with demolition plans for new private housing! The council is openly admitting that the Broadwater Farm may be included in its proposed ‘Haringey Development Vehicle’ (HDV). The highly controversial HDV is a private/public company that is being set up with the intention of ‘redeveloping’ many of the council estates all over Haringey.

See: http://stophdv.com

Our Campaign

2 years ago we launched the fight back with a 250-strong public meeting, and now supported by a wide range of organisations.

In 2015, 220 objections were made by residents to the Council’s ‘Ist Stage’ proposals for the Broadwater Farm Area and Lordship Rec. The threat to Lordship Rec was then dropped.

In 2016, 839 people made objections or signed petitions against the ‘2nd Stage’ proposals. Some of the Lordship Lane houses were then dropped.

At the Local Plan examination last year we managed to get some important further concessions. The Council have been instructed by the planning inspector that they must consult us all fully, and about repairs and improvements needed as an alternative to threats of demolitions. But it is clear we will still have to fight hard to make sure that the council does not push through its demolition ideas.


Rights of residents?

The council and Housing Associations have an obligation to re-house secure tenants if their homes are knocked down. But where? There could be pressure to accept places in other areas of Haringey, or housing association properties with higher rents and poorer tenancy rights. Leaseholders would be bought out, but at prices that may make it hard to be able to afford similar properties locally. They may be forced out of London. Private tenants will be made homeless. The Council is legally obliged to consult residents but such ‘consultations’ are usually biased in favour of what the Council has already decided for the area.

Instead the Council needs to be told to work with the community to protect, support and improve all the existing homes and facilities in the area. They and the Housing Associations must be made to fulfill their legal obligations as landlords to keep their homes and estates in good repair.

Why are they proposing this?

The Council aims to cram thousands of extra homes into an already densely populated borough in order to reach the Mayor of London’s housing targets. These homes are usually expensive private homes unaffordable to local people in need. Property developers care about only one thing, maximum profits for themselves. This suits the Council as they want to sell off public land and facilities to generate income. The result is local people being priced out of Tottenham in favour of ‘gentrification’.

What we should all do

If not withdrawn the ‘red-zone’ will cause massive stress to all concerned, displacement, disruption and blight for years, and undermine all the successful efforts over decades to build a strong and stable local community and to improve local facilities. It is vital we continue to speak out for the needs of our community, and support each other.

· Come to the Broadwater Farm Residents’ Association Open Meeting Tuesday 27th June at 7pm at the BWF Community Centre, for estate residents to say what kind of repairs and improvements they want.

· Come to the demonstration on Monday 3rd July against the Haringey Development Vehicle. Assemble at 5.30pm, Ducketts Common N8, by Turnpike Lane Tube.

· Support and get involved in local community groups.

· Sign/publicise the petition – http://chn.ge/1IhtHoa [Or Google: ‘Stop Redevelopment Broadwater’]

· We ask all local organisations to back the campaign. Let us know: bwflordship@gmail.com

· Please “like” and “Share” our Facebook Page. www.facebook.com/savebroadwaterfarmandlordshiprec


BROADWATER FARM AREA CAMPAIGN

Broadwater Farm Residents’ Association, Broadwater United Sports & Football Academy, Broadwater Farm Enterprise Centre, Back 2 Earth @ BWF Community Centre, Friends of Lordship Rec, Rockstone Foundation

Supported by: Broadwater Farm Children’s Centre Parents Forum, Broadwater Farm Enterprise Centre, St Benet Fink Church, Church On The Farm, Lordship Rec Users Forum (stakeholders organisation for all the parks User Groups), Lordship Lane residents group, Higham Road Allotments Assoc, Tower Gardens Residents Group, Lordship Rec Eco-Hub Co-op, Back 2 Earth, Rockstone Foundation, Tottenham Clouds, Haringey Defend Council Housing, Tottenham Civic Society, Haringey Friends of Parks Forum, Haringey Federation of Residents Associations, Haringey Solidarity Group, Haringey Trade Union Council, Haringey Unite Community, Haringey Green Party, Haringey Play Association, Tottenham Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, Tottenham Socialist Workers Party, Omega Works Tenants Association, Strawbridge Court Residents Association, London Waterkeepers, The Bermondsey Joyriders.

Background info: www.lordshiprec.org.uk/bwflordship/ Contact: bwflordship@gmail.com

Petition: http://chn.ge/1IhtHoa [Or Google: ‘Stop Redevelopment Broadwater’]

Fb: www.facebook.com/savebroadwaterfarmandlordshiprec

Sign up for updates – send an email to: bwfac-request@lordshiprec.org.uk

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Haringey Council responds to further flood of Broadwater Farm Area objections as Public Inquiry is planned for the late summer or autumn 2016

 

Council respond to objectors    Haringey Council planners have at last published their official response to the hundreds of local people who objected earlier this year to their ‘red-zone’ proposals threatening the ‘Broadwater Farm Area’ homes and facilities with potential future demolitions and ‘redevelopment’. Many members of the Friends of Lordship Rec live in the affected area and so we are actively supporting the campaign. [See our bwflordship drop-down pages]. In fact the Council has refused to address most of the concerns and points raised by local people, either making vague official general responses or shockingly just not responding at all.

A Public Inquiry is planned   The Government has recently appointed a Planning Inspector to hold a Public Inquiry into the Council’s borough-wide Draft Haringey Local Plan, to decide if the proposals are ‘sound’ or should be rejected. The Inquiry is expected to last some weeks at the end of August or beginning of September at the Civic Centre, and objectors will have the right to put their case. The Broadwater Farm Area proposal (SA62) is probably the most contentious (it certainly has had more objections than any other) of all the Council’s proposals to sell off public land and public assets, and to promote demolitions and ‘redevelopment’ in many parts of the borough. Following a massive number of objections in 2015, the incredible original threat to build houses on a third of Lordship Rec was dropped – but the campaign to save local homes continues.


 

CAMPAIGN SAVES LORDSHIP REC!

NOW LET’S GET THE WHOLE ‘RED-ZONE’ WITHDRAWN

Please sign and promote our revised petition:
www.change.org/p/haringey-council-stop-redevelopment-threats-to-the-broadwater-farm-lordship-rec-area-of-tottenham-protect-our-estates-and-park?utm_source=guides&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign

Detailed Objection by the Friends of Lordship Rec (March 2016)

– see extra page

BWF Area Campaign Factsheet (Jan 2016):  See full text below

BWF/Lordship Leaflet: Defend our local estates and park… and support each other! (March 2015)

BWF/Lordship leaflet in TURKISH: FLRBWFLRecA5PublicMeetingleafletTURKISH (March 2015)

Statements:

Friends objection to Haringey’s draft Local Plan ‘Redevelopment Zone’ Proposal

Broadwater Farm Residents Association objection to Haringey’s Local Plan ‘Redevelopment Zone’ Proposal

Broadwater United objection to Council proposal 3.2015

Why refurbishment is always better than demolition  OurTottenhamHousingFactsheetDemolitions

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Statement From: Broadwater Farm Residents’ Association, Broadwater United Sports And Football Academy, Broadwater Farm Enterprise Centre, Somerset Close residents group, Lordship Lane petitioners, Moira Close petitioners, Back 2 Earth @ BWF Community Centre, Friends of Lordship Rec, Rockstone Foundation…

Broadwater Farm Area estates under ‘red-zone’ threat
LORDSHIP REC SAVED! LET’S CONTINUE TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER! DEFEND OUR LOCAL ESTATES
DURDURUN BROADWATER FARM’IN YIKILMASINI.

Object now to shocking ‘second stage’ proposals by the Council which could lead to future blight, demolition and ‘redevelopment’ of parts or all of Broadwater Farm, Somerset Close, Lido Square, Moira Close, the Broadwater Farm Community Centre, and nearby homes along Lordship Lane. The official ‘consultation’ is on until March 4th – please support the local residents’ campaign…

Public Meeting @ Broadwater Farm Community Centre
Wednesday 24th February, 7pm
1 Adams Road, N17 6HE

Please send an objection now to ldf@haringey.gov.uk along the following lines (or add your own thoughts):

“ We object strongly to the draft Local Plan proposal SA62 for a demolition and redevelopment ‘red-zone’ covering Broadwater Farm, Somerset Close, Lido Square, Moira Close, and some houses along Lordship Lane. The proposal would cause massive stress to all concerned, displacement and disruption for years as well as blight and undermine all the successful efforts over decades to build a strong and stable local community and to improve local facilities. It breaches a whole range of planning policies which should protect our community.It is unacceptable & should be withdrawn immediately. Instead the Council must work with the community to protect, support & improve all the existing homes, estates, facilities and communities in the area. The proposal is unsound in planning terms as it is very inappropriate compared to the alternative of repair and refurbishment of the estate rather than demolition which would not require a site allocation in this plan.”

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More details

The facts   The Council’s planning department are proposing a demolition and ‘redevelopment’ zone for the ‘Broadwater Farm Area’. This area includes not only the estate and all its marvelous community facilities, but also Somerset Close, Lido Square, Moira Close and the houses to the north along south side of Lordship Lane.

The new proposed zone is indicated by a red line on a map taken from the Council’s draft Local Plan for Haringey 2011-26 – ‘Site Allocation 62’. If this proposal is not chucked out now it would mean increased powers for property developers throughout that zone in the future, backed by Council encouragement and support. There is a borough-wide consultation over the whole draft Plan until March 4th 2016. It’s vital that everyone objects strongly and objects now! This includes all those who objected before, otherwise the Council will no doubt falsely claim they are ‘winning’ the argument.

Lordship Rec saved!   Opposition works. There was outrage over the original proposals (which included possible house-building on a third of Lordship Rec). Residents demanded the whole ‘red-zone’ threat be withdrawn. As a result the Council has abandoned the threat to Lordship Rec, but not yet withdrawn the whole zone. A Council planner has told us that the proposed use of a large part of the Rec for house-building was because ‘otherwise the demolitions on the estate could not go ahead’.

A threat to our community   The strength of feeling was demonstrated at our public meeting last year attended by 200 residents. This totally unnecessary attack on local communities would cause massive blight and stress to all concerned, displacement and disruption for years, and undermine all the successful efforts over decades to build a strong and stable local community and to improve local facilities. Local residents have worked long and hard to make Broadwater Farm one of the most attractive and well-served estates in the UK. The estate has won national awards for successful community-led regeneration and empowerment, and is now admired throughout the UK. The Council should be celebrating what’s been achieved instead of allowing planners to dream up outrageous proposals to destroy existing homes and facilities and break up our communities.

Broadwater Farm    The residents, and the Residents’ Association, have worked with the Council to dramatically improve the estate over the last 30 yrs. It now has great facilities, play areas, health centre, schools and so on. In the last 6 years a range of refurbishments and repairs have been made – yet bizarrely it has now been put on a list of Council estates facing possible ‘redevelopment’. We say it is the Council’s duty as the landlord to look after the estate properly. An estate consultation is underway asking residents what they want the Council to do to improve the estate – we say ensure all repairs are done, do effective maintenance, improve entry systems for all blocks, & protect all the existing facilities.

Broadwater Farm Community Centre    The Centre was built to serve the area and its communities, following a residents’ campaign 30 years ago. It enables the Broadwater United football club and its 10 youth teams to flourish. And the Centre’s grounds are now the wonderful community-run Harmony Gardens. It is outrageous that the Council have explicitly included the Centre and its grounds in the ‘red-zone’.

Somerset Close, Lido Square and Moira Close   These are pleasant low-rise estates of secure and affordable housing with gardens. Council planners, however, have produced a map proposing these particular estates to be ‘suitable for tall buildings’ of 6-11 storeys in the future.

Rights of residents? The council and Housing Associations have an obligation to re-house secure tenants if their homes are knocked down. But where? There could be pressure to accept places out of the area, or housing association properties with higher rents and poorer tenancy rights. Leaseholders would be bought out, but at prices that may make it hard to be able to afford anywhere else local (perhaps not even in London) to move to. Private tenants on the estates would be made homeless. Residents would have to be ‘consulted’ but such ‘consultations’ are usually biased in favour of what the Council has already planned for the area.

Why are they proposing this?   The Council aim to cram thousands of extra homes into an already densely populated borough in order to reach the Mayor of London’s housing targets. These homes are usually expensive private homes unaffordable to local people in need. Property developers care about only one thing, maximum profits for themselves. This suits the Council as they want to sell off public land and facilities to generate income. The result is local people being priced out of Tottenham in favour of ‘gentrification’.

What we should all do    It is vital we continue to speak out for the needs of our community, and support each other. That’s been our strength and our success over the last 30 years in this area.

Respond to the Haringey Local Plan consultation (see below).
Support and get involved in local community groups.
Sign/publicise the petition – http://chn.ge/1IhtHoa [Google: ‘Stop Redevelopment Broadwater’]
We ask all local organisations to back the campaign. Let us know: bwflordship@gmail.com

Please send an objection to the Council along the following lines [even if you’ve made such an objection before]

“ We object strongly to the draft Local Plan proposal SA62 for a demolition and redevelopment ‘red-zone’ covering Broadwater Farm, Somerset Close, Lido Square, Moira Close, and some houses along Lordship Lane. The proposal would cause massive stress to all concerned, displacement and disruption for years as well as blight and undermine all the successful efforts over decades to build a strong and stable local community and to improve local facilities. It breaches a whole range of planning policies which should protect our community.It is unacceptable & should be withdrawn immediately. Instead the Council must work with the community to protect, support & improve all the existing homes, estates, facilities and communities in the area. The proposal is unsound in planning terms as it is very inappropriate compared to the alternative of repair and refurbishment of the estate rather than demolition which would not require a site allocation in this plan.”

Email to: ldf@haringey.gov.uk Or post to: LBH Planning Policy, River Pk House, High Rd N22 8HQ by 5pm, 4th March

best wishes,

Broadwater Farm Residents’ Association
Broadwater United Sports And Football Academy
Broadwater Farm Enterprise Centre
Somerset Close residents group
Lordship Lane petitioners
Moira Close petitioners
Back 2 Earth @ BWF Community Centre
Friends of Lordship Rec
Rockstone Foundation

Supported by: Broadwater Farm Children’s Centre Parents Forum, Broadwater Farm Enterprise Centre, St Benet Fink Church, Church On The Farm, Lordship Rec Users Forum (stakeholders organisation for all the parks User Groups), Lordship Lane residents group, Higham Road Allotments Assoc, Tower Gardens Residents Group, Lordship Rec Eco-Hub Co-op, Back 2 Earth, Rockstone Foundation, Tottenham Clouds, Haringey Defend Council Housing, Tottenham Civic Society, Haringey Friends of Parks Forum, Haringey Federation of Residents Associations, Haringey Solidarity Group, Haringey Trade Union Council, Haringey Unite Community, Haringey Green Party, Haringey Play Association, Tottenham Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, Tottenham Socialist Workers Party, Omega Works Tenants Association, Strawbridge Court Residents Association, London Waterkeepers, The Bermondsey Joyriders.

Info: www.lordshiprec.org.uk/bwflordship/
Contact: bwflordship@gmail.com
Petition: http://chn.ge/1IhtHoa
Fb: www.facebook.com/savebroadwaterfarmandlordshiprec

 

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Broadwater Farm / Lordship Area ‘Redevelopment’ Threat

Further information (from April 2015)

A formal and statutory objection process
This is part of a long, formal, statutory objection process. This proposal and all the Local Plan documents have to be submitted to an independent, national Planning Inspector at a public enquiry (probably lasting for some weeks in the Civic Centre) in 2016. The Inspector has the power to reject any of the proposals. The objections will be collated, and those objecting will be able to put their case directly to the Inspector.

The proposals sound crazy, but have been confirmed by the Council
The proposals as set out in our leaflet have been confirmed by senior Council officers. We couldn’t believe the proposals when we first heard about them. However…

Steve Kelly from the Council’s Planning Department spoke at the Tangmere Steering Committee on Broadwater Farm in February and when challenged admitted that the land on Lordship Recreation Ground would be needed for housing for people displaced by any demolitions on Broadwater Farm.

Matthew Patterson, the Council’s Interim Head of Policy, Strategic Transport and Infrastructure, also confirmed to a rep from the Friends of Lordship Rec on 20th February that the inclusion of the northern part of Lordship Rec in the development zone is for the power to build housing to ‘decant’ the residents of Broadwater Farm (or many of them) into that area of the park ‘otherwise the demolitions on the estate could not go ahead’ due to the impracticalities of re-homing those affected during the demolition and redevelopment works.

Gavin Ball from the Council’s Planning Department told a rep from the Friends of Lordship Rec that ‘a deliberately large zone’ was chosen ‘for maximum flexibility’. It included ‘additional powers’ to achieve redevelopment. He said there would be ‘no net loss of open space, but that could include a realignment or a land swap.’ [He didn’t say where]. Most of the land in the zone is owned by the Council, but additional powers ‘could include increased powers of compulsory purchase of private land’ such as the homes on Lordship Lane. When challenged about the proposed re-designation of the 3 low-rise estates in the northern part of the zone as ‘suitable for tall buildings’, he said that this is because ‘they are close to transport routes’. We note, however, that this directly contradicts policies which protect the existing character of each neighbourhood, in this case the low-rise nature of all the existing buildings on and around those 3 estates.

The proposals have also been approved for consultation by the Council’s ruling Cabinet.

Page 275 of the draft housing strategy goes into more detail about Council plans for BWF: http://www.minutes.haringey.gov.uk/Published/C00000118/M00006978/$$ADocPackPublic.pdf    This is what it says:

• The Broadwater Farm estate faces a number of issues such as the mix and condition of homes, and social and economic challenges, which we are keen to address in the best interests of residents. The estate, and the wider area in which it sits, are identified in the emerging planning policy as a longer-term priority for renewal, partly because of significant
challenges in the economics of redevelopment, with change likely to begin after 2020.
Lordship Rec
The sudden threat to Lordship Rec would bring the Council into direct conflict with the Lordship Rec park users’ organisations, and all the funding bodies (Lottery, GLA and the Environment Agency) who have supported the successful and nationally-celebrated community-led regeneration of Tottenham’s largest public park.

The whole park is protected in the following important ways:

  • as Metropolitan Open Land (equivalent to Green Belt)
  • in the written contract with the Heritage Lottery Fund, in which the Council is legally obliged to protect and maintain all the facilities for 25 years, ie until 2037
  • the park is safeguarded and protected for all time by a ‘Fields In Trust’ covenant since 2012, preventing any part of it being developed or sold off. The park was runner-up in national Fields In Trust awards for ‘most improved park’.
  • The 2015-2025 Lordship Rec Management Plan, adopted by the Council in February 2015, commits the Council to ‘working in partnership to ensure that the Lordship Rec users groups, the park users and local community generally are fully involved at every level and in all aspects of the future management of the park.’

Some key Council policies protecting open space

Page 45 of the Local Plan’s Development Management DPD states:

  1. The Council will not grant planning permission for proposals for
    development that would result in the loss of open  space, unless an
    assessment has been undertaken which shows that the open space is
    surplus to all the functions that an open space can perform.B.  The Council will require all residential development proposals in Areas of
    Open Space  Deficiency (see  map 4.1), and in wards which fall below the
    Borough-wide target of open space of 1.64 ha per 1,000 population (see
    map 4.2) to provide new open space and/or make financial contributions to
    enable the provision of new open spaces or improvements to the
    accessibility  and quality of existing open space.

 

[Map 4.2 shows that Lordship Rec is in a ward falling below the Borough-wide target of open space of 1.64ha per 1,000 population.]

C.  The Council will only grant planning permission for small-scale structures
on Public Open Space (Green Belt, Metropolitan Open Land, Significant
Local Open Land or Lee Valley Regional Park as shown on the Proposals
Map) where the development is directly related and ancillary to any
recreational use of the land and the predominant open character of the
open space is maintained.

 

Some key Council policies regarding its suburban character and ‘tall buildings’.

Local Plan (2013), SP11: All development shall be of design that respects its local context and character and historic significance, to contribute to the creation and enhancement of Haringey’s sense of place and identity.

6.1.15 Haringey is characterised by predominately low-rise (2-3 storeys) residential suburban development across the borough and 3-4 storey development in its town centres.
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Outrage over controversial ‘redevelopment’ threats to Haringey’s Council Housing estates        

Research by members of Haringey Defend Council Housing campaign

Throughout Haringey, residents of Council estates are concerned, confused, shocked, angry and outraged at highly controversial Council threats to ‘redevelop’ their estates to bring in private housing. Whilst Council officers and cabinet members fly in March to Cannes in the South of France for a global property developers’ convention [MIPIM], the Haringey Defend Council Housing campaign is encouraging residents of these estates to speak out against these threats, and to organise to defend their communities.

Estates under threat    

The overall ‘regeneration’ plans are the proposed amendments to the 2013 Strategic Policies Local Plan (‘Alterations to Strategic Policies 2011-2026′): http://www.minutes.haringey.gov.uk/Published/C00000118/M00006976/AI00040449/AppendixAAlterationstoStrategicPolicies.pdf

The list of estates on their initial ‘regeneration list’ is in the ‘Alterations to Strategic Policies’ (Alt 53, page 22). Other blocks and estates not on this list such as Imperial Wharf are also facing demolition.

Broadwater Farm   *   Northumberland Park   *   Love Lane   *   Tamar Way and Reynardson
Helston Court/Culvert Road   *   Turner Avenue   *   Leabank View/Lemsford Close   *
Park Grove and Durnsford Road   *   Tunnel Gardens includes Blake Road   *   Noel Park

The document is clear about the council’s conception of Estate Regeneration:   ‘…reprovision of low quality existing council housing with an equal quantum (on a habitable rooms basis) of higher quality modern social housing is not a financially viable option.’ (Alt 64, page 26-27). In reality it is about promoting private property development and unaffordable housing, and selling public land to generate income for the Council.

What would this mean for estate residents – if not stopped?    

Many estates are included on Haringey’s Site Allocations list. Inclusion on this list legally enables developers to put forward plans to build new housing or other buildings on the site.  So when the Council says that ‘there are no plans for new development’ this is literally true, as the Site Allocations list only came out recently.  Inclusion on the list is, however, the necessary stage before development plans are made. Plans for each estate could cover some or all of the current housing, and parcels of land could be sold off.

This means that, if this was allowed to go ahead, there will be fewer Council housing homes – the only homes that are genuinely affordable and secure. Social housing is almost always thesedays built by Housing Associations and is likely to have only 5-year tenancies and significantly higher rents. Private housing is likely to be totally unaffordable for local people in need.

The council have an obligation to re-house secure council tenants when their homes are knocked down. Leaseholders would be bought out, but would be likely to be unable to afford anywhere local (probably not even in London) to move to. Private tenants on the estates would be made homeless. Where would the secure tenants go?  Haringey is threatening to demolish so many estates. Will there be pressure on the secure tenants to accept housing association properties with higher rents and poorer tenancy rights, even 5 year tenancies?  (Legally speaking, re-housed tenants could turn down 5 year tenancies but they may not know this.)

In any case this arrogant and totally unnecessary attack on our communities would cause massive stress to all concerned, displacement and disruption for years, and undermine all the successful efforts over decades to build strong communities and improve local facilities.

Object now     The council are open about their so-called regeneration strategy: increase their income from business rates to compensate for cuts in funding from central government. This means attracting those with disposable income into the borough. Encouraging business investment into the area is contingent on altering the demographics of Haringey bring in the rich, drive out the poor.

This is mass disruption and displacement of our communities, and gentrification and social cleansing – we must oppose it. Deadline for objections is March 27th..  To object, email: ldf@haringey.gov.uk