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?

What's Next?

Legal Action on 25th 26th October in the High Court

The Judicial Review on the Haringey Development Vehicle takes place on 25 and 26 October
in the High Court, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL
we hope supporters can come and join us in demonstrating support from 9-10am
particularly on the first day 25 October. There will also be some public seating from 10 am. The challenge is to Haringey Council setting up a supposedly 50/50 partnership
with the Australian multi-national corporation, Lendlease, to take over

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aringey 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
Tottenham MP

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he situation in Haringey exemplifies what Wolfgang Streeck in his book How Will Capitalism End? calls the consolidation state, run directly in the interests of capital investors and not indirectly through the mediation of the market, let alone with any social democratic pretensions (as in the postwar Keynesian national welfare state)."

Patrick Ainley
Public Services International Research Unit, Business School, University of Greenwich

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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."

Martin Ball
London

 

 

 

 

Watch Haringey Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Mon, 17th Jul 2017 

Many very good questions by StopHDV members , Labour and LibDem Councillors.
As to the answers? You'll be the judge of that.