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Lynne Featherstone / Public Meeting on Hornsey Depot - Nov 15th

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Lynne Featherstone / Public Meeting on Hornsey Depot - Nov 15th

Time: November 15, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Griegs City Academy (entrance via Hillfield Avenue.)
Website or Map: http://www.lynnefeatherstone.…
Event Type: meeting
Organized By: http://www.lynnefeatherstone.org/2013/10/lynne-featherstone-mp-to-hold-public-meeting-on-hornsey-high-street-future.htm
Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2013

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Lynne Featherstone MP to hold Public Meeting on Hornsey High Street future

Lynne Featherstone MP outside Hornsey DepotLynne Featherstone MP will hold a public meeting to give local residents and stakeholders the chance to discuss the proposed development on the old Depot site on Hornsey High Street.

The site has been derelict since 1998 – as Labour-run Haringey Council continually failed to strike a deal with a developer. Now, an application has gone in, which seeks to demolish the existing structures to make way for a Sainsburys supermarket, a car park, over 400 flats and a gym.

The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and the local Liberal Democrats have criticised the Council for not providing residents with enough information about the application.

The local MP is therefore inviting community figures and local people with expertise to attend her event, so that they can provide information and opinions for local residents. Representatives from developer St James and Sainsburys will also attend to answer any further questions.

The public meeting will be held on Friday the 15th November, 6:30pm, at Griegs City Academy (entrance via Hillfield Avenue.)

Lynne Featherstone MP commented:

“I would very much like to see something happen to the derelict depot land – but any development must be beneficial to the local area, and full details of the plans must be made available to local people.

“That’s why I am holding this meeting, and inviting local residents associations, business owners, representatives from the developers and the Council, and of course the general public.

“I think it’s about time we sat down, listened to local business owners and community groups, and had a proper debate about the future of our high street and the potential impact of this development.

“I look forward to seeing local residents at the meeting.”

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Comment by Adrian Essex on November 5, 2013 at 13:21

A note from Lynne

The old Depot site on Hornsey High Street is almost opposite my constituency office – so I’m constantly reminded that the site has been empty and derelict for 15 years!

But now, a planning application for the site has been submitted by developers. The company, St James, want to demolish the existing structures to make way for a Sainsbury's supermarket, a car park, over 400 flats and a gym.

I want to see the land brought back into use, but I think that any development must be beneficial to the local area, and full details of the plans must be made available to local people. Most importantly, we must get to have our say.

That’s why I have called a public meeting, so community groups, local residents, councillors and traders can get together and discuss the plans.

I have invited Cllr Alan Strickland, Haringey Council’s lead on planning, and the developer, St James, to attend. Representatives from Sainsbury's will be attending to answer any questions we have.

The meeting will take place on Friday the 15th November, 6.30pm, at Greig City Academy (entrance via Hillfield Avenue) and is open to all.

You can register your attendance here. Registration is not essential but I would like to get an idea of numbers. I am also asking if you might be able to deliver leaflets to your neighbours to let them know about the meeting.

I think it’s about time we had a proper, open discussion about the future of our High Street and the potential impact of this development.

I look forward to seeing you there.

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