Go-ahead for 1,030-home, 38-storey Tottenham Hale redevelopment

Plans have been approved for 1,030 homes in a cluster of six towers rising up to 38 storeys at Tottenham Hale station in north London, after planners concluded that the scheme would 'positively engage' with the surrounding area.

Approved: a visualisation of the finished Tottenham Hale development
Approved: a visualisation of the finished Tottenham Hale development

Last week, the London Borough of Haringey approved a full planning application for the mixed-use scheme across five strategic development partnership (SDP) sites around Tottenham Hale railway, underground and bus stations.

The SDP is a joint venture between the council and developer Argent, with the development being built partly on council-owned land.

Alongside the homes, 25 per cent of which would be affordable, the project would include retail, office and leisure uses.

A council planning report, which recommended approval, said the scheme would "play a highly significant role in delivering the strategic vision for Tottenham Hale".

"The substantial quantum of residential development proposed meets with Haringey's aspirations to deliver the regeneration and revitalisation of Tottenham Hale. These homes would make a significant contribution to meeting Haringey's targeted housing requirements", the report said.

Planners advised that the proposed 25 per cent affordable housing level (239 homes) "is compliant with London Plan and local plan policy and is above the maximum reasonable amount".

The report said that early and late stage viability review mechanisms to "capture any uplift in land value during the development process" will be included in the section 106 agreement.

Elsewhere, the report said there is "clear and specific policy support for the principle of tall buildings in Tottenham Hale", adding that a "cluster of tall buildings will positively engage with the surrounding built environment".

Planners said all of the buildings proposed "are of an excellent design quality".

"The building heights proposed are fully and robustly supported by the independent Quality Review Panel and the tall buildings are considered to meet relevant planning policy criteria in terms of design and sustainability", planners advised.

Overall, the report said the scheme would make "a significant contribution" to the delivery of local plan policies "which seek to meet Haringey's strategic aspirations for the revitalisation of Tottenham Hale and the wider regeneration of the borough".

The application, which was submitted to the council in August, will now be referred to the mayor of London for further consideration.

Last month, the neighbouring London Borough of Barnet approved a hybrid planning application for 505 homes on a former telephone exchange site. 

In July, the London Borough of Brent approved plans for a 2,900-home scheme rising up to 25 storeys high on a former industrial estate.

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