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Fiercely-opposed plans to build apartments on the site of an old nursing home in Highgate were unanimously approved by Haringey’s planning committee on September 8.

London MPs have joined a call for the ban on evictions which was introduced to protect tenants hit by the coronavirus crisis.

Haringey Council has been rapped by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) over a case where it should have stepped in sooner to prevent a young family becoming homeless.

Camden councillors from across the political spectrum rejected a recommended cash payment in lieu of affordable housing on the site of the old Belsize Fire Station.

Work on the redevelopment of the 100 Avenue Road site in Swiss Cottage has been “paused”, with councillors and residents concerned about the future of the half-built project – and the social benefits it was supposed to bring.

Haringey Council has admitted it is not now expecting to meet its longstanding pledge to build 1,000 new council homes by the May 2022 local elections.

The current ban on evictions ends on June 25. The government must extend the deadline and overhaul the system.

The Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum has voiced concerns that the plan for the demolition of Highgate Newtown Community Centre will have be too noisy and cause safety issues in the vicinity of the development.

A tennis club, a local MP and the Highgate Society are among those to lend their support to a campaign against converting a former Crouch End care home into housing.

Plans to convert the historic Branch Hill House in Hampstead into 34 homes have been submitted by a developer.

Queen Mary’s House in Hampstead could be redeveloped to create 150 homes, according to Camden’s draft ‘site allocations local plan’ policy.

Plans to turn the Best Western-owned Palm Hotel in Childs Hill into a mammoth 115-bed shared home have been met with anger.

Haringey Council is considering building council homes in the heart of Muswell Hill and on a YMCA-occupied site in Hornsey.

Camden’s council housing has, as it has aged, come to attain a cult status.

Vulnerable residents in supported housing in Crouch End are baffled by the construction of a “garden path to nowhere”.

After a plans to build nine flats on top of the historic Lauderdale Mansions West building in Maida Vale drew the ire of the community last summer, the developer has returned with a revised planning application.

Members of a new homeless outreach group launched in response to Finsbury Park’s rough sleeper problem were “humbled” after a successful first food drive on New Year’s Day.

With a newly-refurbished boiler system, young families and pensioners living in a Lisson Grove council block weren’t expecting a litany of problems when the time came to switch the heating on.

Homebuilding may be at a 30-year high, but experts say a rise in the number of long-term empty properties shows the wrong kind of housing is being built.

An anonymous group of activists have “occupied” the former home of Maida Hill artist Gerard ‘Gerry’ Dalton who died over the summer.

Renting privately in Camden costs £4,000 more in 2019 than seven years ago – and the picture is even worse in Haringey.

Community leaders have hit out at a “divisive” poster campaign against the Islamic group who own the Golders Green Hippodrome.

If you’ve passed through King’s Cross in the last week you’ll have been hard-pushed to miss the hoardings publicising a massive youth homelessness camnpaign.

The 70-year-old academic who scoops rubbish out of the Regent’s Canal every day has spoken about his “extreme camping” lifestyle in King’s Cross.

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