News via ourtottenham on a meeting this week regarding the plans to sell off much of St Ann’s Hospital for housing.
“On 20th June Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust (BEHMHT) submitted the outline planning application for the St Ann’s Hospital site. This proposes to sell off two thirds of the hospital site for housing.
“BEHMHT claim that the hospital grounds are ‘surplus to requirements’ and ‘unaffordable’ yet they have failed to undertake a healthcare needs assessment … to demonstrate how the so called ‘modern health care campus’, NOT a hospital, will meet our needs now and in the forseeable future.
“This is our hospital, it is NHS land that belongs to us, they cannot be allowed to sell the site without demonstrating how our health will benefit. No Sell Off Without a Health Check! Continue reading
Another planning application is threatening local green space previously dubbed by the council as “Ecological Valuable”. The plans relate to the scrub land next to the crossing of the Gospel Oak-Barking and mainline railways, sandwiched between Plevna Crescent and Ermine Road on the one side and Wickes on the other.
Please support this appeal from our local Friends of the Earth group:
“Developers are again trying to build over the green space where the Barking-Gospel Oak lie crosses the Seven Sisters line at Plevna Crescent and Ermine Road.
“We – Tottenham & Wood Green Friends of the Earth – have previously helped defeat two applications to build on this site, and we have submitted an objection along with others to this latest application.
“Please add your voice as an individual [or group] (not mentioning Friends of the Earth). Go to http://www.planningservices.haringey.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=270942
“Scroll down to the “Comment on Application” box, and add a short comment making it clear that you object to the loss of green open space especially in this area which does not have much green space.”
Some local residents may not be aware the council is conducting a consultation until this Thursday on the special rules that allow roof extensions in the Gladesmore area of South Tottenham.
A letter was supposedly sent out by the council but many (yours truly for instance) did not receive it.
You can read the latest plans online, or offer your views on whether the current rules are having a positive or detrimental effect on the character of local streets.
The documentation and are short questionnaire are available on the council’s website under south tottenham house extensions.
Be quick though: all responses need to be received by 5pm on Thursday 28 February.