TOMORROW (Monday) night the Council Regulatory Committee meets to consider the future of Wood Green.
The Council paper has the snappy title, Wood Green Investment Framework & Area Action Plan: Broad Options for Regulation 18 Consultation. Of the four options listed for Wood Green's future, the Council favours Option 4 (below):
* This option promotes a complete transformation of the town centre through significant interventions aimed at unlocking the development potential of the wider town centre area through radical changes in the layout of existing urban blocks. It promotes shifting the heart of the town centre further down High Road to benefit from a new Crossrail 2 station that will be located below a new public square in the vicinity of the current library, at the heart of the new town centre. Around this square taller buildings would be located while the depth of both sides of the High Road would expand to provide larger retail floorplates with greater potential for residential above. …
For those interested, more information can be found here.
Liberal Democrat Party
Member of the Regulatory Committee
the massive bulk of the shopping city.
Officialdom—at a level even higher than our Local Authority—seems to have taken a parallel view about the merits of WGSC.
Below is an excerpt from the 1996 letter from the Treasury Solicitor to the then LBH Chief Executive.
(The context was the CEO had sought State indemnities about our charitable trust Alexandra Palace; the APDT (AKA the "Design Team") was at Haringey Council; PMI was a consultancy firm brought in to see what went wrong at AP, where spending had gone out of control to such an extent that at one time Haringey became Britain's most indebted local authority, the consequences of which live on):
(click to enlarge; ex-page five; full letter attached below).
What puzzles me is how Haringey can assume that the Crossrail 2 option for Wood Green might be considered when there is no information about the new AAP. The Crossrail consultation asks people to provide their views on something they cannot comment on since the only available info is what is available here.
The end of the Crossrail consultation is 8 January so Haringey surely cannot trick the game at this late stage with as yet a non-existent plan, just a proposal??
The end of the Crossrail consultation is 8 January
Yes: this Friday.
If anyone wishes to comment, they'd better get typing:
Forget the Crossrail bit Michael. With most observers expecting the British economy to dip quite serverely in the coming couple of years. I expect it all to be kicked into the long grass..
Perhaps when the upturn comes, this proposal will be modified to something much more acceptable.
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