GreenN8

 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.

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Haringey Development Vehicle #HDV

Haringey Development Vehicle

A judicial review is scheduled for the 25th,26th of October 2017 at the Royal Courts of Justice on The Strand. There will be a demonstration outside from 9 to 10 am, on both days. Anyone who wishes to hear the argument in court is invited as there will be a sufficiently large courtroom. A brief summary of the case and context are here.

At the heart of this campaign is a legal challenge -A judicial review Please help fund this action. Crowdfunding has re-opened as a huge amount of work went into this we  need another £5,000 to cover costs.

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 public assets for a promise of 50% share of profit.

Under the veil 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 Northumberland Park – an entire community are to be ‘decanted’, their homes demolished, without solid assurances of a right to return. Get involved now before it is too late.

 

Constituency Boundary Change

Constituency Boundary Change 

The Boundary Commission  Revised proposals, published on 17 October 2017, set out the new constituencies in London. And we can comment on the new proposals until 11 December 2017. The revised proposal is available from here. You may be pleased to know Stroud Green is still part of Hornsey and Wood Green.

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 picked up again by the 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 postcode existing constituency and more, and it is also possible to download a CSV file of all results.

 

Past Campaigns

London Concrete is back for more 

GreenN8 first campaign was in opposition to a planning application by ‘London Concrete’ to build a concrete batching plant in Cranford Way N8. London Concrete got planning permission after a appeal public enquiry with over 40 conditions imposed on the development including included caps of the level of operations Vehicle movement, number of truck on site, number of cement deliveries, level of noise dust and more. Now 6 years after they start operating their batching plant in Cranford way they are applying to change 4 conditions which will permit them to increase their lever of activity by 300%.

In their application London Concrete admits they’ve been operating at the capacity they are applying for, for some times. Find out what is the current level of traffic generated by London Concrete, What is their growth rate and what can we expect it to be by 2020 if this goes unchecked

Public meeting 12th April 2017 7:30 at the Honsey Vale Community Centre 

Consultation Ends on the 18th April 2017 

Past Campaigns

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.

The London Concrete campaign was followed by other campaigns on UDP, CPZ, Boundary changes and more. Past campaigns are archived and can be explored both here and on an older GreenN8 site.