Tottenham demolition plans slammed by protestors
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Communities and also in Development, Housing, Local Government
Eighty people attended a meeting last week to speak out against plans for the large scale demolition of council estates in Tottenham.
With many different estates represented, tenants slammed Haringey Council’s plans for the area.
Those attending the meeting agreed to campaign to win investment in council housing; to stop five-year tenancies for new residents, in place of the permanent tenancies already in use; and to end near-market rents for new housing association tenancies.
Campaigners say that the council plans to bring in shorter tenancies and near-market rents as a favour to property developers.
The protestors claim that Haringey’s estate renewal plans are "social cleansing", and are excluding local residents from their own area by driving up rents and property prices.