Nov 29, 2017

WHPRA write to The Historical Society

WHPRA write to The Historical Society asking for clarification as to why they no longer have concerns about the proposals impact and that they review the extensive impact that their letter is now having upon the wider Conservation Area. Read the letter in full here and see visuals of the impact the proposals will have.

Oct 17, 2017

A few things...

On the 17 October Developers FEC announced their chosen arts operator, a newly formed company called Time + Space Co. WHPRA are concerned that the operator has never previously operated an arts or community centre. WHPRA has requested a meeting with their CEO, Piers Read and have so far received no response.

FEC also release the spend figure for the Town Hall including it appears the hotel, restaurants and bars and the square and the Broadway Annex. The cumulative total is £36 million. A lot of these figures are possibly inflated estimates and it is hard to tell what is included in this spend

http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/heritage/developer-pledges-to-invest-36million-in-hornsey-town-hall-restoration-1-5240730

Simon Jenkins reveals in the Evening Standard how developers are moving into all parts of London not just Crouch End. He notes that Councils have given up the fight against developers as money overtakes planning concerns.

https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/simon-jenkins-the-death-of-the-conservation-area-is-destroying-our-skyline-a3660701.html

Oct 4, 2017

Collective Planning Responds...

Collective Planning, the organisation running the FEC’s planning services application, have issued a response to our objection letter.

We have in turn responded to their letter.

Oct 4, 2017

Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum

A letter from the CENF.

Oct 3, 2017

Crouch End counsellor affirms he does not back FEC Planning Application at this point

At a Crouch End Labour branch meeting councillor Jason Arthur clarified that unless the FEC resolve each of the issues raised in the recent letter from the three Crouch End councillors, he will not be supporting the HTH planning application.

This is great news as currently there is little sign that the FEC will address these concerns any time soon.

Sep 28, 2017

20th Century Society objects to HTH proposal

20th Century Society object to the plans and back WHPRA’s request for further information about the feasibility of the proposal in the long term.

Sep 21, 2017

HTH Arts Operator announced

Developers FEC announced their chosen arts operator, a newly formed company called Time + Space Co, and details of the repair and restoration of the Town Hall. WHPRA are concerned that the operator has never previously operated an arts or community centre. WHPRA has requested a meeting with their CEO, Piers Read and have so far received no response.

Sep 19, 2017

HTH Public Planning Meeting Topics

The public meeting on HTH last week was a big success and saw a huge turnout of local residents keen to tackle this important local issue.

The most important thing in the short term is objecting before the upcoming deadline of the 26th of September!

The topics covered in the meeting are summed up well on Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum

Sep 11, 2017

HTH Public Planning Meeting

Come to our public meeting to find out more about the planning application and how you can best comment on, object to, or support the application.

Making a valid comment on a complex planning application like this is hard. What you say will be taken into account by the Planning Committee but only if you make valid planning arguments.

Sign up to the event here.

Sep 9, 2017

FEC respond to Councillors

The Far East Consortium (FEC) have responded to Cllrs’ open letter. Read the FEC’s response here.

Aug 9, 2017

Councillors publish open letter to FEC

Crouch End Councillors Jason Arthurt, Natan Doron, and Sarah Elliott have published an open letter to Far East Consortium (FEC) regarding their concerns over the development and its commitments. Read the letter here.

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