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The Cross Lane planning application for a development located between New River Village, Hornsey High Street and the Smithfield Square (Hornsey Depot) development currently in construction, has been amended and revised drawings submitted. The description of the development has been amended to:
"Erection of a part five storey, part seven storey (plus basement parking) to create 75 residential dwellings and 1,108sq m of flexible business(B1a) floorspace with associated access, landscaping, car parking and other infrastructure"
This represents a reduction in the number of apartments by just 4 and commercial space by 166 sq m. The overall height of Block A is unchanged and Block B has been part reduced by 1 storey.
The original application submitted in January generated over 50 responses from local residents, all objections. The amended application includes only slight adjustments and fails to address the significant issues raised by concerned residents:
The revised application fails to mitigate these issues and is a token gesture. The very slight reduction in height to part of the development does not mitigate the detrimental impact the development will have on neighbouring residents and on the wider local area.
Refer to the application online at:
Public consultation runs until the 23rd June (although comments are possible until the council's decision), if you live locally please view the application online and add your comments in objection to the application in its current form.
The whole area continues to be a construction site. Not only the Smithfield/Sainsburys development and the Cross Lane site above, but just along the street a development of 174 units on a very small site just over at the Harringay side of Hornsey railway station.
This one has a medium sized tower of 14 storeys, which although not a skyscraper, is larger than anything else in the area and will dominate the skyline of Hornsey and Tottenham Lane looking east.
There's some discussion over at Harringay online http://www.harringayonline.com/forum/topics/planning-application-fo...
The planning ref at HGY/2016/1573
It all adds up to a huge increase in the local population without, correct me if wrong, any significant discussion or action on improving local infrastructure.
NB. The image above is the shorter of the towers.
I think it's great. The area is on the up and can only get better. Why anyone would want Hornsey to remain the rundown area it once was is beyond me. That said, seems the UK is headed for a recession so whether of not these developments will actually be built any time soon remains to be seen.
Who wants it to remain rundown?
The point I was trying though perhaps failing to make, was that the local area could do with some money being spent. Be it on the High Street, school places, or (especially) Hornsey Railway Station.
My guess is that the Cross Lane development would yield at least £1.6 million Community Infrastructure Levy for the council. How much of that will be spent in Hornsey?
Someone should set up a formally acknowledged body to represent the views of the local people. If the effete cafe society of privileged Crouch End can manage it, perhaps Hornsey should too. There is then a slight hope that the Community Infrastructure Levy will be spent locally rather than be expatriated to set up a new vanity HQ.
Agree, but the High Street and railway aren't going to improve until people move into the area.