Haringey Council has acquired a former industrial site in Northumberland Park which it says will enable the relocation of two depots from the Haringey Heartlands and Tottenham Hale regeneration areas and release both sites for much-needed housing.
Officials say the .54 hectare site has convenient links to Northumberland Park Station and the Tottenham Hale interchange, along with major road routes such as the A406 and will allow the council’s depots located at Ashley Road, N17, and Western Road, N22 to be developed for housing under the Tottenham Hale and Haringey Heartlands regeneration plans.
Haringey has also announced intentions to relocate the Reuse & Recycling Centre at Park View Road to a less residential area due to local concerns about pollution and road traffic levels.
Haringey Council Leader, Cllr George Meehan, said: “Both the Tottenham Hale and Haringey Heartlands regeneration schemes set out proposals for high quality and sustainable developments, but we will need to relocate the Western Road and Ashley Road depots if these schemes are to be fully realised.”
“The Marsh Lane site meets all of our needs in terms of size and location, and I look forward to seeing the creation of a new green hub for the borough.”
The council will be seeking to rent the site on a short term basis while preliminary works are undertaken for the new recycling centre.