Hornsey Town Hall Petition

Honrsey Town Hall

We, the undersigned, object to the planning application for Hornsey Town Hall (planning reference HGY/2017/2220) on the following grounds:

  • The residential blocks are still too high at 7 storeys
  • There will only be 11 affordable homes, not the 59 there should be under the Labour-run council’s target of 40% affordable homes
  • The affordable homes are being underwritten by the Labour-run council with the £3.5m received from the lease for the site
  • More public transport needs and local amenities to be provided, e.g. increase in buses to cope with the additional residents and visitors to the hotel
  • The design and scale is out of keeping with a conservation area
  • Homes backing on to the site will be overlooked and lose light
  • The commitment to public access to the Hall and Green is not strong enough

We also call on the Labour Cabinet to ensure that affordable homes on the site are provided at the expense of the wealthy developer FEC.

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  • signed 2017-11-18 00:48:06 +0000
  • signed 2017-11-17 22:05:23 +0000
  • signed 2017-11-17 20:49:21 +0000
  • signed 2017-11-17 18:47:27 +0000
  • signed 2017-11-17 17:54:48 +0000
  • signed 2017-11-17 08:49:24 +0000
  • signed 2017-11-17 08:44:28 +0000
  • signed 2017-11-17 07:52:14 +0000
  • signed 2017-11-17 01:46:27 +0000
  • signed via 2017-11-16 23:38:22 +0000
  • signed 2017-11-16 22:48:03 +0000
  • signed via 2017-11-16 21:50:31 +0000
    I live in Haringey and lived very lose by for 8 years. Our daughter TEACHES at Roskley school near by.

    Homes for people like her are practically affordable are almost non exiatent!! You will struggle to keep your best teachers if affordable housing isn’t top of your priorities

    Not just on paper but in reality6
  • signed 2017-11-16 18:45:12 +0000
    I agree with all the points
  • signed 2017-11-16 18:22:09 +0000
    The plans for the redevelopment of this much loved listed building are currently inappropriate and overbearing. Previous schemes mooted by other bidders for he building in the past have proposed affordable housing, along with business space in a conserved and restored town hall that would guarantee continued public access.

    The key to restoring this building is in the details, the synchronised clocks, matching door handles and even urinals add to the art deco character of the town hall. My concerns about the heritage of the building are increased by the developer’s other listed scheme in Shepherd’s Bush, where all but the facade of the building was destroyed.

    A hotel might be a legitimate use for the land, but with high demand for small business space in Crouch End and for affordable housing across the borough this scheme is deeply troubling.
  • signed 2017-11-16 17:28:40 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-16 15:54:13 +0000
    Sign the petition: Hornsey Town Hall Petition
  • signed 2017-11-16 15:53:51 +0000
  • signed via 2017-11-16 12:41:14 +0000
  • signed via 2017-11-16 11:25:03 +0000
    The local residents objections regarding height, density, scale, loss of sunlight, overlooking, loss of privacy and social impact are legitimate and I think the Council should stand up to FEC and send them back to the drawing board to come up with a plan that works fairly and equitably for all parties.
  • signed via 2017-11-15 23:36:13 +0000
    the homes backing onto the site will be completely overlooked and light will be affected- the height to not in keeping with the area .I strongly object to the current plan,
  • signed via 2017-11-15 23:25:17 +0000
    I agree with all the points and especially that the residential buildings are far too high and not in keeping with conservation area. Also the loss of access to the town hall and the pressure on local services
  • signed via 2017-11-15 17:32:53 +0000
  • signed 2017-11-15 17:07:10 +0000
    Please see my objection with an independent report form the BRE that proves the valid considers about daylight, sunlight loss, lack of privacy. Too close and too high.

    Email me for a copy of the report.]
  • signed 2017-11-15 10:45:16 +0000
  • signed 2017-11-14 18:55:23 +0000
    Just another lie, promising one thing and giving another. How can this happen? Whoever is responsible for this should be thrown out of office. I’m already sick of Sadiq Kahns empty retoric regarding affordable homes. He already has the nick name of Mr Backtrack, the sooner he’s gone the better for all. How the hell these people get away with getting away with these planning permissions is beyond so many. To hell with councils they get away with murder. There should be complete transparency and we should know who votes for what. I hate councils, they are our biggest problem, far more than the government.
  • signed 2017-11-14 17:47:50 +0000
  • signed 2017-11-14 17:42:22 +0000
    The opening gambit of the "opening"proposals stems from planning/council preplanning meetings not giving guidance on the scale of building needed to .provide benefit in proportion to the existing surrounds
  • signed 2017-11-14 17:27:15 +0000
    The plans to transform Hornsey Town Hall are deeply flawed and need to be completely re-drawn. There is little information about what will happen to the green which I think should be retained in it’s original state which means NOT REMOVING THE RED MAPLE TREE ON THE GREEN AS IT WAS PLANTED 19 YEARS AGO AND CAN’T BE TRANSPLANTED WITHOUT DAMAGING THE ROOTS AND BRANCHES. All other trees in front of the town hall should also remain as they are.

    I’m extremely concerned that Haringey council have not taken the views of the majority of Crouch End residents such as myself who has lived here for 53 years when they first nominated Far Eastern Consortium as the developers of Hornsey Town Hall. This company are set to profit to the tune of 23 million pounds by developing the Town Hall into a boutique hotel and high rise flats. Crouch end will become vastly overcrowded and pollution levels will rise putting heath at further risk. Additional buses will jam up the broadway (there is already a problem with too many buses restricting the flow of traffic and causing more pollution).
  • signed 2017-11-14 14:28:09 +0000
    I work a stone’s throw from the Town Hall and feel strongly that this will blot the skyline.
  • signed 2017-11-14 09:46:13 +0000
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