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Housing development on Cannon Rubber Factory site in High Road, Tottenham, passed by Haringey Borough Council
A new school building, affordable housing and commercial space are features of a major new development passed by the council last night.
The site of the former Cannon Rubber Factory in High Road, North Tottenham, will be turned a new housing estate in plans passed by Haringey Borough Council’s planning committee.
The area will be developed by the Newlon Housing Trust and will include a new primary school, which will open in 2015 with 120 reception places.
The school will eventually have 490 pupils and will be the permanent home for the Hartsbrook E-Act Free School, which opened using temporary classrooms in Town Hall Approach, in September last year.
There will also be 222 new affordable homes in four blocks which will be made up of shared ownership and rented properties.
There will be space for shops at the base of each of the buildings which the council say will be designated for Tottenham-based start-up businesses.
As part of the plans, the development will aim to be carbon-efficient and will include its own heat and power plant.
Councillor Alan Strickland, cabinet member for economic development, said: “I am pleased that this development has been approved, further demonstrating the council’s commitment to the long-term regeneration of Tottenham.
“The new primary school will create hundreds of vital places for Haringey’s children, while many new jobs and affordable homes are also set to be created."