From Paul Burnham - via Haringey Defend Council Housing
The website of Private Eye magazine has a very useful map with details of all property acquired by overseas companies between 2005 and July 2014. It is at http://www.private-eye.co.uk/registry
This tells us more about the War between developers around the new Stadium.
Spurs owns 23 properties in and around the High Road West area, near the new Stadium.
Spurs have housing developments in the pipeline at three sites: 500 White Hart Lane (144 homes), the Stadium site (585 homes), and now the Goods Yard (330 homes). None of these have been built yet.
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.
Goods Yard is comprised of three plots of land which Spurs own:
- The main part of the Goods Yard site, owned by Red Birch Ltd (incorporated 8 Aug 2012 in the Isle of Man)
- 52, White Hart Lane (Old Station House), Tottenham, N17 8DP (Old Station House) owned by Goodsway Tottenham Ltd (incorporated in the Bahamas)
- Carbery Enterprise Park, 36 White Hart Lane, Tottenham N17 8DP
owned by TH Property Ltd (incorporated in the Bahamas).
All of the other sites below are owned by TH Property Ltd (incorporated in the Bahamas).
There are 9 other Spurs-owned properties within High Road West:
12a White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, N17 8DP (possible – all the others are definite; this transaction appears when the mouse hovers over 52 White Hart Lane on the Private Eye map)
14 and 16, White Hart Lane, Tottenham N17 8DP
Unit 1, Peacock Industrial Estate, 20/22 White Hart Lane N17 8DT
751, and 811a, High Road, Tottenham N17 8AH
3 Chapel Place (two separate plots), Tottenham N17 8DR
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Percival Court (one plot), Tottenham N17 8ER
Spurs also own 11 properties around High Road West, but which are outside the redevelopment area:
63, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, N17 8HH
6, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, N17 8DP
775, 785, 797, 799, 807, High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 8AH
Land at the back of 807 High Road, London, N17 8ER
2, 4 and 5 Chapel Place, Tottenham, London, N17 8DR
With the exception of 63 White Hart Lane, all of these sites are in the North Tottenham High Road Conservation Area.
52 White Hart Lane was purchased in April 2014. All the other properties were purchased in April 2013.
There is no sale price information for the Goods Yard site, which is the largest of them all. The total cost of the other 22 plots of land was £5,180,516.
Will we see rival Planning Applications from Spurs and Lendlease at High Road West?
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.