Lynne Featherstone and local Liberal Democrat Councillors have encouraged residents to take part in their Hornsey Depot survey, following a planning application for the site by developers St James.’
The old Depot on Hornsey High Street has been unoccupied and derelict since 1998 – as Haringey Council continually failed to strike a deal with a developer.
The developers plan to demolish the existing structures to make way for a supermarket, car park, over 400 flats and a gym.
Before the application was submitted, the local Liberal Democrats made representations to the developers and secured amendments to their proposals. For instance, they reduced the height of a 10-storey block of flats in response to Liberal Democrat, local residents’ and traders’ concerns.
Concerns have also been expressed regarding the impact upon local traffic and the quality of the plans themselves.
Residents have until October 20th 2013 to respond.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“I believe that as many local residents as possible should get to have their say on the future of Hornsey Depot, and they can do so via our survey. We will present the survey results to the Council as part of our official response to the planning application.
“I’m happy that after all these years, an application has finally been made. But, we must ensure that what they propose is right for Hornsey. For instance, it is vital that this development is community focussed and that the housing is good quality. We do not want any negative impact on our local area.
“So, if you have any concerns about the development, the developer, or the general impact on Hornsey, now is the time to get your voice heard!”