The biggest regeneration programme in Haringey’s history has taken a major step forward with work getting underway to deliver 500 council homes and a new beginning for the community in Tottenham.

Work will commence for the first 61 council homes, designed with and for existing residents on the Love Lane Estate, in an area west of the railway line provisionally called Whitehall Mews.

It follows confirmation that the initial tranche of a £90m plus funding package secured from the GLA has been handed over to the council.

The redevelopment will deliver on residents’ priorities for better facilities including a new park, public square, refurbished community hub and world-class library and learning centre, and bring £10m of funding for social and economic programmes for the community.

In September 2021, tenants and leaseholders at the Tottenham estate backed council plans for the estate, following the first-ever ballot of its kind in the borough. An extensive engagement exercise delivered a resident-led, placemaking set of proposals on which residents were asked to vote.

The council’s planning sub-committee granted planning permission for the redevelopment in July last year.

Since then, The High Court has decided, following an application from Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, that there is no case for a Judicial Review for the council’s plans, which also includes the creation of work, business and retail spaces in a revitalised town centre and a dedicated support programme to help local businesses thrive.

More than 3,500 jobs and 1,500 training opportunities will be created, and a council team assembled to ensure local people have the skills for the new jobs.

Cllr Peray Ahmet, Leader of the Council, said:

We are determined to deliver for our residents and this major milestone is the start of a bright and exciting future for the community in Tottenham.

Our collaborative approach to redevelopment means residents had the all-important final say on the future of their neighbourhood at a ballot.

For the council and our residents, keeping the community together and providing warm, safe, high-quality council homes surrounded by the very best community facilities has always been the top priority.

I welcome the decision of the High Court which is an endorsement that the council’s planning authority acted lawfully in the granting of planning permission for the scheme.

As we take the next steps in the process, we will continue to listen to the views of residents and work together to shape the scheme’s design, the layout of the new homes and the community improvements.

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