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There is a planning application now under consideration to build a Sainsbury's on the Old Hornsey Depot site. The summary wording is at the foot of this page. This development has been the subject of a recent consultation. Now is your chance to comment on the proposals, using the Haringey website (or here, or both).
One of the supporting documents is a Retail Impact Study which includes the assessment:
3.6 Based on the findings of the household survey, the RTCS identified that existing convenience facilities are trading well and above benchmark turnover (by 22% or approximately £62 million). In terms of overtrading, the RTCS (paragraph 14.28) identified that:
“The areas that appear to be trading the highest, when compared with their benchmark turnovers are Muswell Hill and Crouch End.”
A table in the RTCS suggests that shoppers in Crouch End are spending £37.7 million pounds too much. Tut, tut, stop it at once you naughty shoppers - go forth and buy your stuff from Sainsbury's in Hornsey High Street, which it is proposed, will be about half as big again as the one in Muswell Hill. My heart bleeds for the poor Crouch End shopkeepers wearing their fingers to the bone counting £20 notes!! Imagine how relieved they'll be when the new store opens and all their business moves away.
Meanwhile, back in the real world, two new additions to the shop units available in CE:
Demolition of existing structures and buildings and redevelopment of the site to provide a mixed-use development comprising approximately 3,250sqm (GIA) foodstore (A1 use) and 114 space surface level car parking for the foodstore; 438 residential units including affordable housing and ancillary residential gym, approximately 356sqm (GIA) unit on Hornsey High Street (flexible A1, A2 (including a temporary marketing suite), or D1 use); two live/work units fronting onto Cross Lane; together with private
amenity space and new public realm, including publicly accessible routes through the site; an energy centre; 178 car parking spaces for the residential use (within a basement and undercroft); cycle parking; refuse storage; recycling centre in the foodstore car park; access; and other infrastructure work.
"A table in the RTCS suggests that shoppers in Crouch End are spending £37.7 million pounds too much. Tut, tut, stop it at once you naughty shoppers - go forth and buy your stuff from Sainsbury's in Hornsey High Street"
You couldn't make this stuff up, could you?
I know I'm going to get flamed for this, but we all know that we've lost basic powers of citizenship, we're powerless to stop this rubbish happening on our doorsteps, Russell Brand was right... (flame on)
Has Russell Brand said something meaningful?