The Council made a decision in November 2015 to support the use of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to assist with the delivery of the scheme and enable the Council (working with Grainger) to assemble the land to facilitate the project. This web-page will be updated with the progress of the CPO but should not be a replacement for those affected in seeking professional advice.
The CPO will follow a number of statutory procedures and we are aware that the process can be unsettling and confusing for those affected by the CPO. Therefore, the Council has a dedicated officer, Barbara Wright, who is available to assist with queries about the CPO or advise where you can get further help.
Contact details for Barbara are set out below:
Barbara Wright | CPO Project Manager, Haringey Council
T: 0208 489 3651
The Council published the CPO on 23 September and following a 35 day consultation (which ended on 28 October 2016) for affected parties to lodge responses, the Department for Communities and Local Government considered the comments made on the Order. The Council received a notification, dated 22 December 2016, advising that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has decided to hold a public local inquiry into the Wards Corner CPO. The date for the public inquiry is still to be announced.
The Council submitted its Statement of Case to the Secretary of State on 2 February 2017. The Council and Grainger will continue engaging with objectors as far as possible with a view to securing the withdrawal of objections submitted. If having considered the Statement of Case, you would like to discuss withdrawing your objection please contact Barbara Wright on the above details or alternatively, the Department for Communities and Local Government by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference: APP/NPCU/CPO/Y5420/77066 and the title of the Order.
A copy of the CPO documents, Statement of Case and appendices can be accessed via the Council’s website here: www.haringey.gov.uk/wards-corner.
If you need any information or documents translated relating to the CPO, please visit this web page http://www.haringey.gov.uk/contact/translation-and-interpreting-services or contact the Council directly.
Please note that a paper copy of the Statement of Case with annexures, including the Spanish translation version of these documents, may be seen at the following venues (i) Civic Centre High Road Wood Green London N22 8LE and (ii) Marcus Garvey Library Tottenham Green Leisure Centre 1 Philip Lane, London, N15 4JA on request between 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday (Reference LEG/PP 51533 JXK).
What is a Compulsory Purchase Order?
The Town & Country Planning Act 1990 allows the Council to use statutory powers for a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to help facilitate the comprehensive redevelopment of the Wards Corner, Seven Sisters site. The Council has agreed to use these powers to assist with the land assembly required to deliver the scheme and provide benefits for the local area.
The Council made the decision at its Cabinet Meeting on 10th November 2015 to implement the CPO process, which will enable it to assemble the remaining land and deliver the regeneration of Seven Sisters.
The regeneration of Seven Sisters will deliver significant benefits to the local community including:
- £65 million of investment into Tottenham and Seven Sisters
- Generating £11 million of new spend in local shops every year and support over 600 new jobs over the next five years
- Bringing high street names back to Seven Sisters as well as provide new shops for independent businesses
- Delivering nearly 200 new homes
- Providing a new, purpose built, long term home for Seven Sisters Market
- Creating a safe and active public area and a new focal point for the community
Who will be affected by the CPO process?
Property owners (freehold and leasehold) and tenants within the Wards Corner site boundary could be affected by the CPO process. The Council, with its development partner Grainger, has been in contact with those affected by the CPO and will continue to engage with them throughout the process.
Haringey Council sent formal notices to all qualifying persons on 23rd September 2016.
If you are unsure whether you are affected and would like to speak to someone about the CPO, please contact Barbara Wright at Haringey Council on the above contact details.
Indicative timeline of the CPO
The indicative timetable below is based on the formal requirements for a CPO from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), and is subject to statutory procedures.
The Council published the CPO on 23rd September 2016. This triggered a formal period of 35 days for affected parties and others with interests in the site to lodge responses to the DCLG on the CPO.
The formal period for responses closed after 35 days. The DCLG considered these responses and the Council received a notification, dated 22nd December 2016, advising that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has decided to hold a public local inquiry into the Wards Corner CPO. The date for the public inquiry is yet to be announced. The Council submitted its Statement of Case to the Secretary of State on 2 February 2017.
The public inquiry is likely to occur in the mid part of 2017. The Council wishes to engage with all objectors going forward and hopes that objections can be withdrawn by agreement between the parties as far as possible.
If the CPO is confirmed by the Secretary of State, the Council will be able to use its CPO powers to acquire the required land interests.
Grainger will continue to negotiate with the remaining land owners and tenants to acquire their interests until a decision is made by the Secretary of State at the DCLG on whether the CPO is confirmed.
Once Grainger and its partners have assembled all of the land needed to enable the development to proceed, we will begin preparing the site for development.