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Developments on Tottenham Lane - Past, present and future, especially number 163

The stretch road from roughly Rosebery Gardens up to the Ferme Park Road Roundabout has seen a lot of changes. On the site of what is now the Picturhouse Cinema there was once a cinema, dating back to the 1920s. The building that is now the Arthouse was once a Salvation Army Citadel, bought and paid for by General Booth himself. In between times it has been a music venue, a pool hall, a night club and, ever so nearly, a gentleman's club. A great many shades of godliness.

Just now two block of flats are being built, one on what was a petrol filling station and later a car wash, the other in what were the Hornsey Journal offices.

On the other side of the road the YMCA is now well established, and its hard to remember when the co-op was not part of the petrol filling station. 

Up next - a proposal to re-house Kwik Fit in a modern building, alongside retail units, and with residential above.

In two quite unusual moves the developers and Haringey are making an effort to make public the plans, in advance of there being a planning application.

The developers have set up a public display of their plans as they stand at the moment. This will take place in Hornsey Town Hall on Monday 30th January from 5 till 8 pm. More details here.

Haringey's Planning sub-committee will be considering the developer's partly formed ideas at their meeting on Thursday, 2nd February, 2017, 7.00 pm - Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, N22 8LE.

The papers for the meeting are available on the Haringey website beautifully bookmarked to take you to item 7 on page 63.

The papers include a lot of stuff about 'material planning considerations' but perhaps more easily digestible are the pictures which include these:

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