Haringey Development Vehicle

Dec 042017
 
Transcript of StopHDV Hearing in the High Court

  NOTES OF HDV HIGH COURT CASE HIGH COURT HEARING 25TH AND 26TH OCTOBER 2017   IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE CO/3713/2017 QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION PLANNING COURT BETWEEN: GORDON PETERS (ON BEHALF OF THE STOP THE HDV CAMPAIGN GROUP) Claimant -and- LONDON BOROUGH OF HARINGEY Defendant -and- LENDLEASE EUROPE HOLDINGS LIMITED – Interested Party Read More…

Oct 182017
 
Summary of skeleton argument by Gordon Peters for StopHDV

The campaign has successfully crowdfunded its legal costs to date, and the Judicial Review due to be heard in a rolled up Hearing on 25 and 26 October at the Royal Courts of Justice is being handled by Leigh Day, Solicitors, with David Wolfe QC leading the barristers in court in the claim to halt Read More…

Mar 182017
 
#HDV - Sustained Development

  “Emergency housing is being tackled in Tottenham North East London, American prefabricated homes provided Under ‘Lease Lend’ are build”… This quote could be from a current news item but it is not! It is from a news real from 1945 – Watch the historic footage above. Lease Lend? Lend Lease?  There is nothing new under the sun,  The Read More…

Mar 162017
 
#HDV - Haringey at MIPIM Cannes France, again?

This week the global property conference MIPIM 2017 opened in Cannes France. Despite having already chosen their preferred Developer for the 50;50 joint venture development vehicle, Haringey sent 5 delegates to Cannes again – 2 councillors and 3 officers. Is Haringey having cold feet about Lendlease? Are they still shopping around? Or are they just having a Read More…

Mar 082017
 
#HDV Political Football

Yesterday (7.3.17) in the shortest ever cabinet meeting, Haringey leadership voted to ignore and dismiss mass protest, councillors, unions and public concerns over cabinet plans to hand over public assets to a private developer through the creation of Haringey Development Vehicle #HDV.  In a box ticking exercise a small cabinet of 9 members plow on driving a head Read More…

Mar 032017
 
#HDV - Overview and Scrutiny Committee  2.3.17

The Committee considered 2 call-ins submitted by both sides of the political spectrum, both were highly concerned about it and asked Haringey Overview and Scrutiny Committee to defer this monumental decision to allow more time to consider the structure proposed, the risks attached, and perhaps not surprising address the issue of meaningful public consultation. Watch the video of the full meeting.

Feb 252017
 
#HDV - Political FreeFall

Why over 30% of local councils have created Development Vehicles? Why NONE have gone for a joint venture with a developer? Advice from two who tried and failed – Don’t do it! What does Haringey do? Jumps right in… Can Haringey go it alone?

Feb 222017
 
Housing White Paper | 7.2.17

The Department for Communities and Local Government Announced a Housing White Paper on 7.2.17. The Housing white paper and supporting documents setting out the government’s plans to reform the housing market and boost the supply of new homes in England. Links to documents and a video of the House of Commons Broadcast on Housing White Paper debate.

Feb 162017
 

On Tuesday 14.2.17 hundreds marched in protest of Haringey Council plan to hand over it’s property portfolio to one giant developer for Free and demolish over 1300 homes as the opening gambit of a vast ‘decanting’ policy to vacate a whole community and make way for what they call ‘Regeneration’. Unsurprisingly people can see through the hegelian speak local politicians keep spouting. Read More…