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Taken from the full planning objection

7. Transport, Parking and Vehicle Movement Inadequate Public Transport The potential increase in population of more than 500 people, including the hotel or aparthotel guests will have a severe impact on the limited public transport that exists in Crouch End. Already the queue for the W7 bus snakes all the way to the clock tower during morning rush hour, with buses going past Crouch End Broadway full and unable to pick up more passengers. In recognition of the poor public transport facilities serving Crouch End, the developers propose a shuttle bus. This will cause more pressure at the bus stops, puts undue pressure on Hatherley Gardens residents and creates a shared pedestrian/vehicular area in Town Hall Square, all of which is unacceptable and dangerous. Vehicle Movement The Deliveries and Servicing Management Plan (3.4.2) lists 54 extra vehicles per day, (ranging from delivery vans and pick-ups to two and three axle lorries). We believe this figure will be a minimum. The Plan goes on to place the onus upon residents and staff to request that “each time an order or booking is placed the supplier or service provider is sent by e-mail a map confirming the location of the site, the location of the on-site service yard area and the local routing to be undertaken,” (4.3.4) as the basis for ensuring that traffic behaves as the Developer’s would like. This is an unreasonable and unrealistic request. We believe traffic will still turn to the east of Haringey Park, thereby prejudicially affecting the surrounding streets. Parking 40 Parking spaces is an inadequate provision for 146 flats and hotel or aparthotel rooms. Whilst we understand the council will not issue more residents permits, the situation at present is that car owners simply move their cars from one zone to another within Crouch End CPZ depending on the timing of parking restrictions. Evening parking is extremely difficult at present and with such scant provision for this development, the situation will become worse. Similarly there are no car parking facilities for social events in the Town Hall and this too will have an impact on available parking in surrounding streets. HTHPS Policy context (7.15c) states that Emerging Development Management Policy DM53 sets out a number of tests for hotel uses to be acceptable including: “Provide appropriate arrangements for pick up / drop off, service delivery vehicles and coaches, appropriate to the size of the hotel or visitor accommodation.” No details have been provided for the coach access and no information to show the impact on existing residents.

Tags: dorsett, far east consortium, hornsey town hall, ojeu, planning application, tax haven

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