Out-Law News | 18 Dec 2014 | 4:53 pm | 1 min. read
The masterplan proposes the creation of "five distinct character areas" across the 11 hectare site and plans more than 1,200 homes, including new homes for all residents of the existing 297-home Love Lane estate.
The 'Moselle Square' character area would be centred on a new public square and a new entrance to White Hart Lane station under the scheme. The square would feature an amphitheatre for community events and would include a new "library and enterprise centre" as well as cafes, bars and restaurants.
Retail and mixed-use development has been proposed for the 'White Hart Lane' character area, which would incorporate existing heritage buildings and include new community facilities. A residential neighbourhood and community park would form a third character area named 'Peacock Gardens' under the scheme.
The masterplan also includes an area of homes and workplaces called 'Peacock Mews' and an upgraded high street with a new learning centre in the 'High Road' character area opposite Tottenham Hotspur football club's stadium.
The Council had worked with design consultants Arup on the plans since 2012. Following a public consultation in September and October, in which 69% of respondents indicated their support for the proposals, the Council's cabinet resolved at a meeting this week to agree the High Road West masterplan framework and supporting documents.
"This is such an important step in the regeneration of Tottenham and I’m pleased to have the support of hundreds of residents as we reach this milestone," said the Council's cabinet member for housing and regeneration, councillor Alan Strickland, in a statement. "These plans are significant – a big step towards improving the lives of local families and giving them the high-quality, modern homes they deserve."
"We’ve listened closely to residents and traders during the last few years as these proposals have taken shape, and I’m pleased that first-class new public spaces are alongside plans for new housing," said Strickland. "With the backing of local people, we have a once-in-a-generation chance to transform the opportunities for people in Tottenham. These plans will help us seize that opportunity."
The Council said it would now work to secure a development partner for the proposals, which would be subject to planning permission.