A community group based in north London GreenN8 the group and website were formed in June 2004 in response to a planning application to built a concrete batching plant in what is predominantly a residential area, home to many young families and a thriving community. 13 years forward and many campaigns later we grow and evolve.
On the 14th Feb 2017 Haringey Cabinet announced ‘Lendlease’ as their preferred partner in a 50:50 joint venture private company called ‘Haringey Development Vehicle’, or in short #HDV.
If not stopped, Haringey will transfer over the entire public property portfolio – a mix of land, housing and commercial property, not for peanuts, not for a peppercorn, BUT FOR NOTHING! Instead of payment Haringey is handing over our pubic assets for a promise of 50% share of profit.
Under the vail of ‘Regeneration’ Haringey plan to demolish over 1000 existing homes mainly social housing, schools and community facilities to build high density housing for private sale and rent instead. Residents living in Northhumberland Park – an entire community are to be ‘decanted’, their homes demolished, without solid assurances of right to return. Get involve now before it is too late.
At the heart of this campaign is a legal challenge -A judicial review, which now seems inevitable. Please help fund this action.
Constituency Boundary Changes are back on the agenda and a new process of consultation was launched in September 2016.
We’ve been there, done that, and successfully opposed it before(2011), however the Boundary Changes 2011 proposals were dropped by the coalition government and a picked up again by current administration.
The first round of public consultation ended on the 5th of December 2016. Final proposals will not be made until 2018.
The Boundary Commission published the first phase consultation responses and are now asking us to comment on those comments. The 2nd phase of the consultation will end on the 27 of March 2017.
To view the comments made in the first part of the consultation for your area one can narrow the search by post code existing constituency and more, and it is also possible to download a CSV file of all results.
GreenN8 first campaign was in opposition to a planning application by ‘London Concrete’ to build a concrete batching plant in Cranford Way N8. The campaign started in 2004 and lasted over 5 years. At the time very few councils had a planning portal with applications documents on line. One had to either sit in the library or council offices to read the one and only copy of over 500 pages of detailed impact assessment documents. The GreenN8 website was created to enable the wider community to have easy access to the application documents, but quickly evolved into a powerful tool and a hub of activity.
“GreenN8 was one the first community groups to use the internet as a campaign tool developing an interactive website which provided information while also providing residents with the opportunity to comment and communicate with one another” Lessons for the big society, chapter 6.