Residents of Northumberland Park estate and surrounding areas came to discuss the Council’s demolition proposals for their estate with StopHDV and Defend Council Housing activists, a Councillor and others. Among the issues discussed were tenant and leaseholder rights, the legal case against the HDV, the “right to return”, the nature of Lendlease as a developer, questions to be put to councillors, the Residents Association, what is happening in the Labour Party to deselect pro-HDV councillors, the need for consultation followed by a ballot on the scheme and other concerns.
Lendlease is a global property developer and construction company based in Australia, with 12,000 employees working on four continents (Australia, North America, Europe and Asia). Its main speciality is large-scale “urbanisation” developments, often involving “Public Private Partnerships” (PPPs) with city authorities. In the UK, Lendlease is now in the news as the private partner in Read More…
A letter (reproduced in full) from Cllr McNamara to Council Leader Claire Kober, explaining why he cannot be a fellow candidate with her in the forthcoming local elections. It is a damning indictment of the Kober leadership record.
As you know, I have recently spent some time travelling and with my family. I returned this week and, although I have been kept informed of developments during my absence, nothing could have prepared me for recent events at the council, especially as we are a mere six months away from the local elections in May 2018. Whether the fact that your intransigence over the HDV has now led to the council being dragged through the courts, your stubborn determination to close Park View Road, your giveaway that is the Hornsey Town Hall deal or countless other bad ideas such as the Highgate Library plan, things just stagger from bad to worse.
The Labour Parties in Hornsey & Wood Green and Tottenham are selecting their candidates for next May’s Council elections. Opponents of the HDV have displaced the Chief Whip and other pro-HDV councillors. The outcome could dramatically alter the balance of support for the HDV on the Council after next May. Latest news on selections here
Spurs owns 23 properties in and around the High Road West area, near the new Stadium. Spurs use their land holdings to shape the Council and Lendlease developments and policy decisions that they want to see.
Spurs have proposed a new development at the Goods Yard area within the High Road West site, which Haringey Council has just recently promised to the developer Lendlease. How will the Council choose between the rival corporate interests that it has cultivated for so long? It’s Spurs v Lendlease, while the ordinary people lose out. We need more and better really-affordable council housing, which neither of them want to build, any time soon.
In a dramatic move, Tottenham Hotspur FC have announced plans for a new property development on land that Haringey Council promised on 9 October to the developer Lendlease. Spurs say they want to build 330 new homes and a new public square. Lendlease were awarded the High Road West site at a Haringey Council Cabinet meeting on 9 October. while Spurs and Lendlease scrap over development sites West of the Spurs Ground, Spurs are losing out over service charges and access to land on the East side of their Stadium, under a separate Lendlease development – report by Haringey Defend Council Housing
Congratulations to the six opponents of demolition who were elected to the Executive Committee of the Northumberland Park Residents Association (NPRA) on Monday night.
A motion was submitted calling for the NPRA to support the call for a proper resident vote on demolitions. This will be voted on at a future meeting.
Counsel for Haringey Council is reported to have argued (among other things): It is OK for the Council to give up their duties under the Human Rights Act because the Secretary of State can step in. the Council’s key purpose of making profit from the HDV was not meaningful (The judge pointed out he was Read More…
The Judicial Review on the Haringey Development Vehicle takes place in the High Court , Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL on 25 and 26 October, we hope supporters can come and join us in demonstrating support from 9 to 10 am 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,