MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Clear goals need to be set to get the best deal for local residents out of the Tottenham Hotspur regeneration project Liberal Democrats have said. At a meeting of Haringey Council’s watchdog committee last week Cllr David Winskill, Liberal Democrat lead on the committee, said that Haringey Council’s response to what outcomes local people would receive failed to include targets for crucial factors such as housing, jobs and training.
The Liberal Democrats believe that the redevelopment of the Tottenham football ground should be one of the key economic drivers for the regeneration of one of the poorest areas in South-East England.
Cllr David Winskill (Crouch End), Liberal Democrat lead on the Overview and Scrutiny committee, comments:
“At this stage Haringey Council should be working much more closely with Tottenham Hotspur to maximise the benefits for locals from this development – all we have are a few vague details.
“If Labour were committed to delivering for Tottenham they would ensure that local residents would get the best possible deal. As soon as Haringey Labour wake up to this, the better.
“Local residents need to see clear targets for affordable housing, new infrastructure, training opportunities for young people and employment opportunities.”
Cllr Rachel Allison, Liberal Democrat regeneration spokesperson, adds:
“Haringey Council under Labour has a long history of unsuccessful regeneration projects that have failed to deliver real and lasting benefits for local people.
“Tottenham Hotspur should be a major kick-start to the local Tottenham economy yet we see no evidence that Haringey Council has the vision to take full advantage of this golden opportunity.”
Lynne Featherstone MP adds:
“This project has huge potential for the whole of Haringey.We cannot let this great opportunity pass us by.”