Haringey Borough Council agrees 20-year Strategic Regeneration Framework for Tottenham

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The final version of plans to regenerate Tottenham over the next 20 years has been unveiled by Haringey Borough Council.

The authority’s Strategic Regeneration Framework, which was agreed by the council’s cabinet last night, aims to set out how residents' priorities could be achieved.

It was put together after the council commissioned independent community engagement experts Soundings to carry out a five-month consultation called Tottenham’s Future.

More than 3,700 people shared their views on what they would like for the area through feedback forms, pop-up events, exhibitions and a dedicated website.

Their priorities include better access to housing, employment opportunities, education and public transport.

The framework identifies seven key changes needed for Tottenham to achieve its potential:

  • World-class education and training – including new schools, better access to apprenticeships and more Tottenham young people attending university
  • Improved access to jobs and business opportunities – attracting major investment and encouraging local business growth to boost employment
  • A different kind of housing market – improving existing homes and building new, high-quality homes to meet demand at a range of prices and tenures
  • A fully connected community with even better transport links – continuing to improve rail, Tube and bus links, including making the case for Crossrail 2, as well as opening up Tottenham to more walking and cycling routes
  • A strong and healthy community – improved healthcare facilities, reduced crime and strong social networks for young people
  • Great places – putting Tottenham’s character and heritage centre-stage while creating better public spaces to meet, shop and have fun
  • The right investment and quality development – building partnerships and securing money to achieve these priorities with a focus on high quality design

Councillor Alan Strickland, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “We’re committed to the long-term regeneration of Tottenham, but it is vital that this is about more than just new bricks and mortar.

“I want to thank the thousands of residents who have had their say on Tottenham’s future during the past five months – their ambitions are at the heart of all our regeneration plans.

“It’s clear that high-quality housing, more jobs and training, and better public transport are among their priorities – but residents have been frank about other things that we need to do better.

“Tottenham was the last great London suburb built in the 19th Century. Together, we can make sure it is one of the 21st Century London’s best places to live, work and visit.”

The SRF has also influenced by the Tottenham Physical Development Framework, developed by planning experts Arup, which makes a series of recommendations for regeneration and demonstrates how Tottenham could look in 20 years.

To view the strategies and get involved in shaping Tottenham’s future, visit www.haringey.gov.uk/tottenham

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8:42am Thu 20 Mar 14

Tottenham Business Group says...

It seems to the community that the rate of progress
of this development and the promises to developers is outstripping
the slower processes of defining plans and policies intended to put in
place public wishes, and of associated thorough & meaningful public
consultation.
The Cabinet has passed this in time for the Tottenham sites 'speed dating' event with developers which is planned for later this month.
It seems to the community that the rate of progress of this development and the promises to developers is outstripping the slower processes of defining plans and policies intended to put in place public wishes, and of associated thorough & meaningful public consultation. The Cabinet has passed this in time for the Tottenham sites 'speed dating' event with developers which is planned for later this month. Tottenham Business Group
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11:41am Thu 20 Mar 14

MartinBall says...

When you read the new Strategic Regeneration Framework you quickly realised that it doesn't reflect the findings of the Tottenham's Future survey. The truth is yet again Haringey Council have chosen to ignore the wishes of local people who honestly contributed to the survey on the basis that their ambitions would be realised by the regeneration of Tottenham.

Compare the seven key changes of the SRF with the priorities of local people that are summarised by the Tottenham Programme Director's report to the same Council Cabinet meeting that voted to adopt the SRF.

Here is what the officer - Malcolm Smith btw - responsible for deciding the detailed plan for realising the SRF accepts are the main demands that local people want to happen now and in making Tottenham better in the future.

• There should be a mix of decent secure social housing, and good quality, reasonably priced homes;

• The standard of education should be much higher across Tottenham, and that there should be an equal emphasis on vocational as well as academic excellence;

• That the existing strong communities are supported during the inevitable stresses of a comprehensive regeneration programme;

• A strong demand for the needs of young people to be a major priority;

• There should be a strong emphasis on more jobs for local people and that there should be a significant effort to ensure that skills training should be available;

• The current state of the physical environment and the perceived lack of care from both residents and the Council is a strong message. In addition there is a wish for Tottenham’s historic buildings to be renovated and protected;

• Many people commented that they wanted safer streets, and improved community facilities and amenities;

• While many commented on the excellent public transport serving Tottenham, there was concern at the state of some stations and the need to improve some bus routes;

• Local residents are fiercely proud of Tottenham and remain concerned about its reputation and that there is still much to do to improve the relationship between the community and the Council.

Please contact Malcolm Smith - malcolm.smith@haring
ey.gov.uk - to ask him to genuinely listen to local people when deciding the detailed plan for regenerating Tottenham.
When you read the new Strategic Regeneration Framework you quickly realised that it doesn't reflect the findings of the Tottenham's Future survey. The truth is yet again Haringey Council have chosen to ignore the wishes of local people who honestly contributed to the survey on the basis that their ambitions would be realised by the regeneration of Tottenham. Compare the seven key changes of the SRF with the priorities of local people that are summarised by the Tottenham Programme Director's report to the same Council Cabinet meeting that voted to adopt the SRF. Here is what the officer - Malcolm Smith btw - responsible for deciding the detailed plan for realising the SRF accepts are the main demands that local people want to happen now and in making Tottenham better in the future. • There should be a mix of decent secure social housing, and good quality, reasonably priced homes; • The standard of education should be much higher across Tottenham, and that there should be an equal emphasis on vocational as well as academic excellence; • That the existing strong communities are supported during the inevitable stresses of a comprehensive regeneration programme; • A strong demand for the needs of young people to be a major priority; • There should be a strong emphasis on more jobs for local people and that there should be a significant effort to ensure that skills training should be available; • The current state of the physical environment and the perceived lack of care from both residents and the Council is a strong message. In addition there is a wish for Tottenham’s historic buildings to be renovated and protected; • Many people commented that they wanted safer streets, and improved community facilities and amenities; • While many commented on the excellent public transport serving Tottenham, there was concern at the state of some stations and the need to improve some bus routes; • Local residents are fiercely proud of Tottenham and remain concerned about its reputation and that there is still much to do to improve the relationship between the community and the Council. Please contact Malcolm Smith - malcolm.smith@haring ey.gov.uk - to ask him to genuinely listen to local people when deciding the detailed plan for regenerating Tottenham. MartinBall
  • Score: 1

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