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There will be a special meeting of the Haringey Planning Committee on Monday 20th January at 7pm at the Civic Centre in Wood Green to consider the Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION: grant permission subject to referral to the Mayor of London and subject to conditions and s106/s278 Legal Agreement.

This will permit the development of a very substantial Sainsbury's on Hornsey High Street, the creation of a large number of dwellings, the demolition of the old Hornsey Baths and a major remodelling of the look and feel of Hornsey High Street. 

Not everyone is happy about this.

Hornsey Action Group raised a petition against the plans and the Hornsey Conservation Areas Advisory Committee wrote a long letter on the topic pointing out where the proposals breach both local and national guidelines. Councillors from adjacent wards have raised questions about the effect on nearby shopping centres including the proposal's own estimate that convenience shopping will drop by 11% in Crouch End given the presence of Sainsbury's.

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Lynne F MP has emailed this:

Dear Adrian,

Haringey Council will shortly make a decision on whether to approve the planning application on Hornsey High Street.  

The planning meeting will take place on Monday 20th Jan, at 7pm, at the Civic Centre in Wood Green – and is open to the public.

If the application is approved, a new Sainsbury’s, over 400 new homes and a car park will be built on the old depot site on Hornsey High Street, backing into the Campsbourne Estate.

Crouch End councillor David Winskill and I have made our views on t.... Whilst we welcome some development on this site – it is vital that the developers listen to local residents’ concerns about the effects on trade and traffic.

The Council must also be confident that our local services, such as our doctors and primary schools, are able to deal with the increase in population.

I hope Labour-run Haringey Council do not rush in and approve the application without taking these concerns on board, and demanding amendments, changes and conditions.

Do let me know if you’re attending the meeting. I will send a further update next week, letting you know what decision Haringey Council make.

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