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Haringey Defend Council Housing – Organising meeting

February 12, 2015 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm


Please come to our meeting and share your views.

Council Adds Broadwater Farm to Demolition Plans and Gives Green Light to House Homeless Outside London

There is no let-up in the mass demolition plans. More private and more expensive housing is planned by the Council, with much less tenant security. But the Council consistently denies the facts about its demolition plans and their likely impact.

There is now a list of all the estates on their initial ‘regeneration list’ in the Council
document: ‘Alterations to Strategic Policies’
Broadwater Farm
Northumberland Park
Love Lane
Tamar Way and Reynardson
Helston Court/Culvert Road
Turner Avenue
Leabank View/Lemsford Close
Park Grove and Durnsford Road
Tunnel Gardens includes Blake Road
Noel Park

(Alt 53, page 22)

Imperial Wharf residents are also being consulted about demolitions and transfer.
Chesnuts estate residents are also facing possible transfer with demolition of Tamar Way and Reynardsons Court.
Hillcrest residents are also fighting proposed demolitions of some blocks.
The Council says this about Estate Regeneration:
‘…reprovision of low quality existing council housing with an equal quantum (on a habitable rooms basis) of higher quality modern social housing is not a financially viable option.’ (Alt 64, page 26-27 of above document) ‘quantum’
means quantity. This means they will knock down a huge amount of good council homes with secure tenancies and genuinely affordable rents and replace them with private housing, shared ownership and a smaller number of housing association properties most likely with five year tenancies and significantly higher rent.

Almost all of the homes set for demolition are council housing.

There is also a scandalous plan by Haringey Council to house homeless people outside London. This means families being torn apart and children forced to move schools. On past experience, Birmingham would be their most favoured option. For the details see:

; ‘P5 Savings’ link, page 5.

Secure housing is one of the bedrocks of a decent society. These demolition plans would make security for renters a thing of the past, jacking up housing costs and driving local people out of the area.

In response, local people say, “We will not be moved!”

All comments and feedback are welcome.

Contact: Paul Burnham
Haringey Defend Council Housing


February 12, 2015
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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