Wards Corner Community Plan

Community Lead Development for Tottenham

Month: June, 2012

Local Press – What’s been happening since the plan was submitted

The Community Plan has been submitted!!

Here is a birds eye view of a restored market at Seven Sisters.  In scale with the surrounding conservation area, restoring a much loved exisitng building, which will be put to sustainable re-use for the benefit of the local community.

This is a very real alternative to Grainger’s (Seven Sisters Regeneration) wholesale demolition of a city block   that disregards local heritage, identity and livelihoods, to impose a dominating clone town proposals on a very unique and diverse site.

Key points to The Community Plan;

  • Regeneration within two years (quicker than the Grainger plan which would probably take over five years)
  • A community-led project
  • Restoration of our historic buildings
  • Protecting existing lives and livelihoods
  • Creating a cultural destination
  • Providing jobs and training for local people
  • Boosting local economy
  • Including affordable business spaces
  • Improving the public realm
  • Minimal disruption during implementation
  • Massive public support

The proposal includes;

  • Over 2,000 square metres (23,000 square feet) of magnificent interior space, currently unused, crying out for use by the local community and beyond
  • Expanded and improved indoor market
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Gallery space for local artists
  • Small stage for live music
  • Community room for events and meetings
  • Restoration of original features including grand staircase and light-wells
  • A destination for the whole of London

To get a look at the full planning application go to the tab at the top of the page entitled ‘WARDS CORNER DEVELOPMENT – THE COMMUNITY PLAN’ .

To keep up to date with the campaign you can visit the website of  Wards Corner Community Coalition or come back to this page to see how the application is doing.

I must say a massive thank you to all the people that have helped make this plan a reality, together we can achieve amazing things.