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Hornsey Depot plans approved - despite only four councillors voting in favour

12:23 04 February 2014

Graphic representation of the view of the proposed development from Hornsey High Street looking north

Graphic representation of the view of the proposed development from Hornsey High Street looking north

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Controversial plans to build more than 400 flats, car park and a 19,000sq ft supermarket at the former Hornsey Depot recycling site were approved by Haringey’s planning committee last night - despite only four members voting in favour of the scheme.

The highly contentious decision comes just weeks after it was deferred by the council’s planning committee as - despite being told that they go away and address local residents’ concerns - developers St James’ came back with exactly the same plans.

Planning committee members were equally split in the decision, but committee chairman Cllr Ali Demirci was given the final vote so the planning officer’s recommendation to approve the scheme was carried.

The move has been met by disgust by the residents and local councillors, who had previously aired their concerns about the major development in Hornsey. They had complained about the impact the new supermarket may have on local traders and neighbouring high streets while there were also worries about the steer height of the buildings.

More than 150 people signed a petition launched by the Hornsey Action Group last year to try and retain the Baths frontage, but this was ignored by the developers.

Campsbourne resident Lesley Ramm (@HornseyN8) tweeted: “Absolutely bloody furious. Cllrs are supposed to represent constituents views. Hornsey Cllrs dismally failed. Let down.”

However the developer has tried to ease the concerns by putting £80,000 towards a feasibility study for controlled parking zones in the area while committing £500,000 towards creating new school places.

St James’ has also agreed to put £60,000 towards improving cycling and walking routes in the Hornsey High Street.

Sainsbury’s has previously said the supermarket will create about 120 jobs for the local area.

Welcoming the decision that will see the site, unused for 10 years, finally developed, Labour councillor Alan Strickland (@AlanStrickland) tweeted: “Pleased that @haringeycouncil approved plans for 438 homes and 121 new permanent jobs to bring derelict Hornsey Depot site into use.”

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