Neighbours of 32 homes planned for a derelict industrial site say they are worried about overlooking and extra traffic.

Developer Trinity International Properties has applied to Haringey Council to demolish industrial buildings and put up two blocks four and six storeys tall in Wood Green.

The site, at 157-159 Hornsey Park Road, is behind houses and accessed via a space between terraces.

But objections from neighbours so far include the closeness of the site to the “densely occupied" residential street and pressure on traffic following the development’s completion. 

“Being overlooked” was also stated as an issue as proposed blocks were “too high”.

And although approval was shown for the largely car-free aspect of the scheme, it was stated vehicle access would “still be required” whether from emergency or refuse collection services.

This could be an issue as the street was described as an already a “heavily over-used” residential street, according to opponents of the scheme.

As well as housing, the plans include 96.7sq m of commercial floorspace, a children’s play area and car and cycle parking.

Of the 32 homes, three are proposed as studio flats, 12 are one-bedroom flats, 13 are two-bedroom, and four are three-bedroom.

Three of the properties are fully wheelchair adaptable or accessible and are located at ground level.

The plan does not include any affordable housing.

Due to nearby homes being a combination of Victorian style houses and contemporary blocks of flats, the homes would be built in three shades of red brick. 

Vehicles, including refuse collection, would enter from Hornsey Park Road, and refuse would be collected from the bin store on the ground floor of one of the two blocks. 

There are three accessible parking bays included in the plans and all the properties are said to “meet or exceed” the space standards in accordance with the London Plan.

Information on the scheme can be found via Haringey Council’s planning portal, using reference number HGY/2024/0466.