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Plans agreed for old Hornsey depot site by Haringey Borough Council cabinet
Hundreds of homes and a new shopping area will be built on a derelict stretch of land in Hornsey.
The development will be built on the site of the old Hornsey Depot, behind High Street, which is partly owned by Haringey Borough Council and supermarket chain Sainsbury's.
If plans are approved, the site will be developed by St James Ltd, with work expected to begin by April 2014.
A planning application is yet to be submitted but the council hopes nearly half the housing will be affordable.
A supermarket and other shops are included on the site, which includes the council’s former vehicle depot, office buildings, former warehouses and the old Hornsey Coroners Court, all of which have been unused for some time.
Councillor Joe Goldberg, cabinet member for finance, said: “Redeveloping this derelict land is central to Haringey Council’s long-term ambitions for the regeneration of Hornsey.
“This deal will bring much-needed affordable homes, create new jobs for local people and transform the appearance of Hornsey High Street.
“By working in partnership with Sainsbury’s to sell the land, we’ve been able to secure a better deal for local taxpayers and guaranteed that more money will be available to spend on other important regeneration projects across the borough.”