StopHDV continues to fight social cleansing in Haringey!
In 2017 Haringey Council Cabinet decided to hand most of its property to a private company (The HDV) jointly owned with Lendlease a private developer. Massive public & political opposition defeated the scheme! But there is unfinished business. Lendlease are still in the borough at High Road West & Love Lane. The Latin Market at Wards Corner is under threat. Blocks at Broadwater farm are demanding ballots over demolition or refurbishment. StopHDV will continue to monitor housing developments and 'regeneration' and take action where necessary to defend social housing.
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A meeting of the StopHDV organising group on 18 October 2018 decided to continue to organise to monitor housing development and regeneration in Haringey, and to take action as necessary to fight social cleansing and defend social housing and community resources in the borough.
The Judicial Review on the Haringey Development Vehicle was heard in the High Court, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London on 25 and 26 October, The decision was issued on 8 February 2018 (Comment on the decision here) . The appeal was refused on 12 September 2018 – the Court of Appeal upheld the original decision that the application was out of time. But the court action played its part in the defeat of the HDV.
Meeting to defend Latin Village 29 October 7pm Bernie Grant Arts Centre – The market has been under threat for over 10 years. The Secretary of State is currently considering CPO powers which will potentially allow the developer, Grainger plc, to assemble the final land to begin development. Meanwhile there are serious allegations against the market operator appointed byTfl. Come and support the market!
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.”