Online excitement over Spurs stadium blueprints

Haringey Independent: Online excitement over Spurs stadium blueprints Online excitement over Spurs stadium blueprints

Online speculation over the new Spurs stadium reached a new high today with fans discussing blueprints of the ground.

The image, dated 2010 from the Haringey Borough Council planning site, has been passed around on Twitter showing the ground floor plans of the new stadium in High Road, which is due to be completed by 2016.

People can view the image by going to http://www.planningservices.haringey.gov.uk/portal/servlets/AttachmentShowServlet?ImageName=262249.

The 56,000-seater stadium is part of the club’s Northumberland Park Development which will include a new supermarket, and 280 new homes to be built next to the site.

There are also plans for improvements to roads and public transport at White Hart Lane Station and Tottenham Hale Station.

Work is already being carried out on the site building the new supermarket, which will be a Sainsbury’s and will create 250 jobs for the area.

 

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3:03pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Alan Stanton says...

"Online speculation" ... "fans discussing blueprints of the ground."

So what's new? I've been following a couple of the Spurs fan website for a while. Speculation about the Stadium plans is always an absorbing topic. And so it should be! They love the club and want to know about its plans and see them succeed.

But there's another story There are also wider plans for the area - in particular the Arup "Masterplan" which aims at a "Stadium Way" from White Hart Lane Station to the new stadium.

Here there are serious unanswered questions. What will happen on the Love Lane Estate - including how many homes will be demolished to make room for the Stadium Way? What else is included in the Arup "Masterplan"?

Once the Masterplan is nodded through the council's "cabinet" and then its Planning Committee, the scope for any future objections will be severely limited. Almost to vanishing point in fact.

A central and crucial question is when local residents affected will get independent advice from a Tenant & Leaseholder Advocate? Because even the most well-intentioned advice from Homes for Haringey staff is clearly NOT arms-length.

I've called for this Independent Advocacy to be put in place. And was told that, yes, it is sound accepted practice in the Housing world. And yes, it's now agreed and will happen. But when?

Frankly, it is disgraceful that the process has gone so far without such independent advice being available.

Council tenants' and leaseholders' homes and futures are at stake. I don't believe for a minute that Haringey's ruling Muswell Hill clique would dispense with independent expert advice if they were making key decisions about their own properties.

I also wonder how much public cash was spent refurbishing homes which will now be demolished as part of these "regeneration" plans?

Alan Stanton
Tottenham Hale ward councillor
"Online speculation" ... "fans discussing blueprints of the ground." So what's new? I've been following a couple of the Spurs fan website for a while. Speculation about the Stadium plans is always an absorbing topic. And so it should be! They love the club and want to know about its plans and see them succeed. But there's another story There are also wider plans for the area - in particular the Arup "Masterplan" which aims at a "Stadium Way" from White Hart Lane Station to the new stadium. Here there are serious unanswered questions. What will happen on the Love Lane Estate - including how many homes will be demolished to make room for the Stadium Way? What else is included in the Arup "Masterplan"? Once the Masterplan is nodded through the council's "cabinet" and then its Planning Committee, the scope for any future objections will be severely limited. Almost to vanishing point in fact. A central and crucial question is when local residents affected will get independent advice from a Tenant & Leaseholder Advocate? Because even the most well-intentioned advice from Homes for Haringey staff is clearly NOT arms-length. I've called for this Independent Advocacy to be put in place. And was told that, yes, it is sound accepted practice in the Housing world. And yes, it's now agreed and will happen. But when? Frankly, it is disgraceful that the process has gone so far without such independent advice being available. Council tenants' and leaseholders' homes and futures are at stake. I don't believe for a minute that Haringey's ruling Muswell Hill clique would dispense with independent expert advice if they were making key decisions about their own properties. I also wonder how much public cash was spent refurbishing homes which will now be demolished as part of these "regeneration" plans? Alan Stanton Tottenham Hale ward councillor Alan Stanton

5:37pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Lindathecat says...

Up the Baggies.
Up the Baggies. Lindathecat

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