Friends of Lordship / BWF Res Assoc / BW United
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Stop redevelopment threats to the Broadwater Farm Area of Tottenham - Protect our estates!
We say NO to any demolitions of local homes. PROTECT all the facilities and improvements made in the area! In their Haringey Local Plan, Haringey Council planners propose a shocking and totally unnecessary, potential demolition and redevelopment 'zone' [Site SA62] covering Broadwater Farm (including the BWF Community Centre), Somerset Close, Lido Square, Moira Close, and some houses along Lordship Lane. Some or all of this great, community-spirited area of Tottenham could be under threat from property developers in the future, blighting the area for years. The Council have confirmed that they are considering ‘all options’ for the Broadwater Farm council housing estate. Council planners have also proposed that the pleasant adjacent low-level Housing Association housing estates be designated as an area 'suitable for tall buildings' of 6-11 storeys. This is despite the fantastic, award-winning improvements to the area local people have successfully fought for and achieved together over the last 30 years - a wide range of community facilities, the UK's first ever integrated primary school campus, a health centre, landscaping and play areas, refurbished estate blocks with concierges, a sports field managed by the legendary Broadwater United youth football academy, the nationally-famous Harmony Gardens, and last but not least Tottenham's largest public park which has just undergone a wonderful community-led renaissance! These successful regeneration efforts have been led by Broadwater Farm Residents’ Association, Broadwater United Sports And Football Academy, and the Friends of Lordship Rec - in partnership with Haringey Council's housing and parks' services - and are now admired and celebrated throughout the UK and beyond. We will not allow this area to become blighted and a prey to property developers. We support the campaign to defend the area, and to protect all the improvements made. The 'red-zone' proposals must be withdrawn immediately.