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Oppose the Compulsory Purchase Order and threatened demolitions at Pueblito Paisa & Wards Corner

Save Latin Village

Oct 5, 2016 — Seven Sisters Indoor Market & Wards Corner - The latest

Sadly, under the much-abused misnomer of ‘ Seven Sisters Regeneration ’ Haringey Council is pushing ahead with the ill-conceived plans to demolish the local heritage buildings located at Wards Corner, South Tottenham. Since council-backed, private developer Grainger has failed to acquire all the properties on the open market, Haringey Council has started the formal Compulsory Purchase Order process in order to attempt to assemble the site required to pursue this destructive development. This means that long-standing, independent, Tottenham business owners risk being expropriated in favour of a large corporate entity for a project that a sizeable part of the local community is against. The project has debatable regeneration benefits and architectural merit and would have devastating heritage effects in this important conservation area. There is more information here on the Council’s own website. Or look on www.haringey.gov.uk/wards-corner.

The Council continues to claim that demolishing the neglected, beautiful and interesting buildings of the ex-Wards Corner Department store, the Beauty Shop and the Tottenham Wines on West Green road and building a bland and generic, seven storey, glass-fronted building will improve the area. If it does go ahead it will be another chip out of Tottenham’s disintegrating Historic Corridor.

There is still hope that the other plan, the Community Plan may see the light. The Trust, formed to renovate our cherished market and neglected historic buildings, continues its work.

Objections to the CPO can be made to the National Planning Casework Unit, 5 St Philips Place, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2PW.

Or email npcu@communities.gsi.gov.uk

Title your objection “(Wards Corner Regeneration Project) Compulsory Purchase Order 2016.

Give your name, address and interest in the land. As it is our town centre then I think we all have an interest in the land. The deadline is 21st October which is an unreasonably short time to do it in.

Hints for objections are;

- Viable and sustainable alternative plan
- Demolition of an Historic Building and replacement with a block of little architectural merit
- No social Housing provided. Just private gated flats
- Massive local objection to the Grainger Plan
- Seven Sisters Indoor Market put at risk of being priced out

All invited to attend a Wards Corner Community meeting:
6.30pm on Tuesday 4 October at the Polish Cafe (PAUSE) at 711 Seven Sisters Road.

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On 23 September 2016 Haringey Council delivered by hand to freeholders and leaseholders on the site a Statement of Reasons they intend to Compulsory Purchase the Wards Corner site including the High Road, West Green Rd, Suffield Rd and Sisters Road portions.

The statement is dated 14 September and the closing date for objections is 21 October (less than one month from delivery of the statement on 23/09)

Haringey Council is satisfied there is a compelling case in the public interest to compulsorily acquire the land to facilitate development which is likely to contribute to the ...improvement of the economic, social and/or environmental well-being of the Borough of Haringey. The Council is satisfied that the compelling case in the public interest to make the Order justifies overriding private rights to the land and interference with human rights.


More information about the CPO process is given below:

CPO: the who, how and why of objections
http://www.fieldfisher.com/publications/2013/06/cpo-the-who-how-and-why-of-objections#sthash.rdB8BmDa.dpbs
http://www.haringey.gov.uk/sites/haringeygovuk/files/1_statement_of_reasons.pdf
http://www.haringey.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning/major-projects-and-regeneration/seven-sisters-regeneration


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