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There is a revised planning application for 161 Tottenham Lane (former Hornsey journal office, next door to the The Crouch End Arthouse). It is open for comments until Tuesday 24th February 2015.
Post your Objections & Comments
Please respond via Haringey’s Comments Form Feel free to copy-and-paste any text from below!
Note: the trees in the the Developer’s picture do not match the reality. The photo below highlights the large tree on the boundary (centre of photo) that would have to be removed if the rear development went ahead right up to the boundary.
My objections to the revised proposals
There are some welcome changes in the revised proposals (e.g. drop in floor level) but they do not address all the concerns previously raised.
A) Height and mass of proposed front block on Tottenham Lane
B) Position of proposed rear houses
C) Poor visual design
D) Fire Escape route replaced by houses
E) More units, no parking spaces
F) Low quality amenity space
Err... Deny the right for people to have a car?? A bit much surely.
Not fair in my view.
Sorry that was poorly explained!
My main point is that there are 9 new units with no parking provision so this will put additional pressure on local parking.
The developers are addressing this problem by preventing the residents from obtaining local parking permits. This may discourage potential buyers with cars but it may not. I'd rather there were fewer units and some parking provision. The approved development for 159 Tottenham Lane (current car wash) includes some parking provision
Hope that makes more sense!
I notice there's another list of planning applications gone in for 161 Tottenham Lane (HGY/2016/1048-1052). On materials, landscaping, plant, lighting etc. Whether these differ from earlier applications is very hard to say - perhaps the objectors can work it out.
If nothing else I suspect this means the development is shortly to go ahead.
I also noticed that the site, having succeeded in gaining planning approval was sold onto new owners at some point (maybe people know this already!).