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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Long-awaited plans to turn the derelict Hornsey Depot site into a supermarket and housing are back on track after an 18-month hold-up.

The scheme for the land, which borders High Street, Hornsey, and includes the former Hornsey Coroner's Court and the empty Hornsey Baths building, has been set in motion once more after negotiations collapsed in November 2008.

Haringey Council agreed at a cabinet meeting, last Tuesday, to sell the whole site to Sainsbury's to build a supermarket alongside plans for "much-needed housing and parking".

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Much needed parking!? They need to control parking, not build more.
Corporates will know that councils are now desperate to sell public owned assets & land to deal with budget shortfalls. Watch the public consultation process fly out the window.
Matt: I think that's a bit harsh! They'll follow their public consultation guidelines to the letter, then ignore the result, and do what they want.

Why change a process that has them voted as one of the worst run councils now?
The options in the council's consultation over their development plans for Down Lane Park was a classic:

From your right hand, would you like to lose:

a) four fingers; or

b) three fingers; or

c) two fingers

(the council will provide a prosthesis)

Always remember, you have a choice!
How much are these sites worth? Who decides?
Hornsey depot
Wards Corner
Hornsey Town Hall car park

Legend has it that Alexandra Palace nearly went to Firoz for £1m
Why are "corporates" the only potential buyers?
Is it true the Council actually gave (our) money to the developer at Ward's Corner?

What about following examples like Fortis Green Allotments and those residents off Priory Road (who bought their "backlands") - set up a community company and sell shares to the citizens! £10 shares in Muswell Hill's N10ergy are popular.

Hornsey Depot site has some nice old buildings and plenty of land. Farm? (ref. Detroit - urban agriculture)

Who actually owns all this land?
I received the following as part of a Freedom of Information enquiry about the Hornsey Town Hall Square:
• The land is Council owned and as the freeholder the Council is under no obligation to consult on the use of its own land.

Time to challenge such statements
"The Land Is Ours"
Verbascum don't sell Firoz short!

Rumour has it that he was prepared to pay as much as £1.5m for our Charitable Trust's main asset (the seven acre building, Alexandra Palace, with arguably the finest views in London). The council will never confirm or deny that figure because of course, its a secret from us!

Plus, there was a secret profit-sharing deal about which we know even less. The council beleived that this rich property developer would share profits with them. Any profits disclosedwould be based on accounts that would be drawn up wholly within the control of the developer. Draw your own conclusion as to how credible the profit sharing deal would be.

AP is literally and in law, owned by the people of north London by virtue or our Charitable Trust.

The council donated somewhere in the region of £1.5 or £2m of our taxes to Grainger PLC, which is a stock-exchange listed company and according to their website, is "the UK's largest listed specialist residential landlord with approximately £2.1bn of assets and £2.8bn of assets under management"

Haringey Council might be the freeholder of Hornsey Town Hall, but every last penny that paid for it came out of our taxes. So often, the council treats its assets, paid for by the community, as its own private property.

Haringey Council and property do not mix!



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