Oct 262017

Ham & High – 25 October 2017


Haringey Council’s decision to press ahead with a £2billion borough-wide renewal scheme “will have an impact on an unprecendented scale”, a court heard today. Barrister David Wolfe QC was speaking at a High Court review into whether the council’s plan to pour its land and property into a joint venture, the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV), with private developer Lendlease is legal. 

Campaigners claim the deal is a sell-off which would result in council tenants and lease holders being forced out of their homes. The council states the deal will bring much needed jobs and better housing.

A packed courtroom listened as Mr Wolfe, acting for claimant Gordon Peters of the Stop the HDV campaign group, shared a number of concerns with High Court judge Mr Justice Duncan Ouseley. READ MORE....