Wards Corner Community Plan

Community Lead Development for Tottenham

Month: March, 2014

Community Plan for Wards Corner to be Launched with Virtual Tour of the Proposal

Screen shot of StickyWorld showing the restored Wards Stores building

Screen shot of StickyWorld showing the restored Wards Stores building

The Wards Corner Community Coalition (WCC) are celebrating their community-led plan for Wards Corner this week by going virtual!

On Thursday 27th March the WCC will be holding an event to showcase the proposal and join in discussion about the proposed plans for regeneration of the distinctive building at Seve Sisters. It will start at 7pm at Blankita Restaurant, (opposite the Costa Coffee at Tottenham Hale retail park) 189 Broad Lane, N15 4QT. There will be some introductory talks followed by guided navigation of the proposal.

The WCC have been working for over a year with the Open University and Creative Citizens to develop innovative and accessible ways to engage people on issues about planning and regeneration. They have been using the StickyWorld.com platform to display 3D pictures of the Community Plan and to provide a forum where people can easily comment and start discussion on the plans.

The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. You can take the virtual tour and contribute to the conversation here: 

https://cc.stickyworld.com/room/presentation?roomid=11#work

The WCC have invited the Council and a number of local and national organisations involved in planning to the launch to demonstrate the benefits of tools like StickyWorld for engaging and empowering local people.

The Community Plan is awaiting a planning application decision by Haringey Council, people can still view and comment on the application via this link until Friday 28th March:

http://www.planningservices.haringey.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=272550

What people are saying about StickyWorld and WCC…

“The WCC has always been committed to community-led planning. The regeneration agenda proposed by Haringey Council will have such a huge impact on the lives of local people, yet they are left out of the decision making process. Surveys and policy consultation don’t engage people and don’t allow much room to have meaningful discussion about what’s best for the area. That’s why it’s so important that we work towards new ways of involving people in planning and empowering them to make decisions.”

– James Skinner, WCC

 

“The StickyWorld site is the result of a year-long co-creation activity with WCC to invite bottom-up participation and catalyse a constructive conversation about design and planning issues in the area. This site really turns consultation on its head; it was created by the local community through a truly collaborative process, and through starting with the needs and aspirations of those who will be directly affected by the development of the area. WCC are a prime example of creative citizens, building a legacy that may go beyond affecting local plans to influence our understanding of what community-led design means”

– Katerina Alexiou, Creative Citizens

 

Stickyworld presents a real tangible way of engaging with people about developments before they occur, and I welcome this as a method of changing the way we conceive our built environment.”

 Abigail Stevenson, Community Plan Architectural Designer

 

“At Stickyworld we continue to be impressed with the dedication and creativity of the Wards Corner Community – as demonstrated by their virtual tour for community-led proposals for their area. We think this project raises the bar in online community engagement on regeneration proposals, and it illustrates the potential for Stickyworld’s platform to help more communities discuss and shape plans together through a more visual, informative and open online conversation.”

– Michael Kohn, StickyWorld CEO

 

Come and join us!

 

Link to Comment on the Plan and Poster

Here is the link to search for the planning application

http://tinyurl.com/WCCplan then put in this reference number: HGY/2014/0575

We  would appreciate your comments on the community plan for Wards Corner (the market at Seven Sisters tube station), the consultation ends on the 28th of this month, next Friday!

If you want to tell your friends there is also a poster available to download and print here.

A3 Poster 2014.03.17 with ref

Planning Application Validated

On Friday the 7th of March The Community Plan for Wards Corner was validated by Haringey Council Planning Department.

So what does all of this mean? Well, now local people can let the council know what they think about the scheme, this can be done by following this link, here you can find all of the submitted documents and leave your comments. This public consultation period is going on till the end of the month (the 28th March) so get your thoughts in by then.

We should be getting a decision by the 24th of April, and I will put up any news as it comes along here.