U-turn on planning application changes

We are pleased to inform you that Haringey Council have had a last-minute change of heart, and reconsidered their decision to stop sending planning application notices to local residents. Notification letters will continue to be posted out until further notice. 

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Notice of planning applications to end

Labour-run Haringey Council is scrapping letters informing local residents about planning applications near their home. 

Previously, residents would normally receive a letter saying that a planning application had been made nearby. From 1 September the Labour-run council will only be sending these letters to ‘directly involved parties’ (usually people within the same building), and not to nearby neighbours and people in the surrounding areas.

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Hornsey Town Hall planning application update

Over the last week we have been busy hand delivering letters (view a copy of it here) to local residents about Hornsey Town Hall and the latest planning application which delivers ZERO affordable or social homes, and no certainty over the final development.

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Planning application submitted for Hornsey Town Hall

Developers have submitted their planning application for the Hornsey Town Hall site. Having seen the plans, the Liberal Democrats are outraged that zero affordable homes have been included in the application. Under the original plans four out of the 146 homes, would have been affordable. This falls far below Labour Mayor, Sadiq Khan’s, 50% “genuinely affordable” homes target and will do nothing to tackle Haringey’s housing crisis.

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Green Waste And Bin Charges

Many residents have received a flyer from the Labour-run council about new charges for garden waste (£75 a year) explaining that households will also have to take a new garden waste wheelie bin. Clearly there are many households in Haringey who do not have the space for a further (or any) wheelie bins. As the Lib Dem Deputy Leader of the Opposition, I have raised concerns about the changes with the Labour Cabinet Member.

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Call for sprinklers in all of Haringey’s tall buildings & schools following Grenfell Tower tragedy

Last night, Haringey Lib Dem councillors, proposed additional fire safety measures, including sprinklers for tall buildings and schools in the borough. The opposition councillors put forward the proposals after discovering that some tall buildings in Haringey do not have sprinkler systems fitted.

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Open letter: Objection to HDV call-in meeting being held in the afternoon

Lib Dem Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Cllr Liz Morris has formally objected to the possibility of the scrutiny meeting to consider the Lib Dem call-in of the HDV being held in the afternoon and not the evening as is usual.

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Half price fares

Half price fares

Support Liberal Democrat Assembly Member, Caroline Pidgeon's, campaign for half price fares for journeys that start by 7:30am.

Improve London's air quality

Improve London's air quality

Support Caroline Pidgeon's campaign for better air quality in London.