Haringey Council Cabinet has decided to hand most of its property to a private company (The HDV) jointly owned with Lendlease a private developer despite massive public & political opposition - Can they be more out of touch with the people they represent? But we can stop them.
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An emergency council meeting was called on 7 February to debate a motion to halt the HDV. Stop HDV marched from Ducketts Common and Rallied outside Wood Green Civic centre. The Council failed to vote to stop the HDV now, but decided not to make final decision on HDV until after May elections.
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Haringey Council has failed to carry the community with it and has appeared out of touch and heavy-handed. Residents have not been consulted properly, community concerns have not been allayed, financial risks have not been mitigated and the Council's own Overview and Scrutiny Committee have been ignored."
Rt Hon David Lammy MP
hat you [Claire Kober] are currently planning to do through the council’s proposed partnership with Lend Lease which was, in effect, sprung on all of us when it was too late to plead for reason and restraint, is splitting the Labour Party and putting you at odds with almost everyone else, including a number of your Cabinet. The HDV was not in any manifesto and yet you have pursued it through a covert and incremental approach, duping fellow councillors"
Haringey Councillor, former Cabinet Member
here is something rotten at the heart of Haringey council democracy, and the proposed deal with Lendlease is the latest sign of a sick politics. Residents are disadvantaged in participating in decisions about their homes and businesses, and are cynical about the access developers have bought with their sponsorship and hospitality."