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Hackney Council are continuing to progress their Stamford Hill Area Action Plan. As Imperial Wharf sits within the borough of Hackney, any proposed works by Haringey would have to adhere to Hackney planning policies. The Area Action Plan (AAP) and any subsequent changes to planning policies could dictate stock transfer and regeneration options. As a result of this, Haringey Council has decided to temporarily suspend consultation on investment options for the estate.

When the draft AAP is available, we will be able to resume the discussions about the future of your estate.

Find out the answers to frequently asked questions about the Stamford Hill Area Action Plan and impact on Imperial Wharf (pdf)

The Resident Steering Group still meets quarterly with Homes for Haringey and Haringey Council officers to discuss any progress. Additional meetings can be arranged at the request of the Resident Steering Group (RSG).

We expect to hold the next RSG meeting in summer/autumn 2016 at the community centre.

If you would like to attend or become a member of the Resident Steering Group, please contact the Communities team to register your interest:

Email: myquestion@homesforharingey.org
Tel: 020 8489 5321

Imperial Wharf Residents’ Association - With the conversation about future options for the estate currently on hold, some residents have enquired about re-establishing a Residents’ Association (RA) for Imperial Wharf estate. 

The difference between a Resident Steering Group (RSG) and a Residents’ Association (RA) is principally the RSG is set up specifically to discuss and engage with residents about the investment needs and future of the estate.  Once the council has made any long-term decisions about the estate, it is possible the RSG will no longer need to be in place.

A RA, however, does not have any set life span and members can discuss whatever issues they wish to raise about their estate.  RAs also have the opportunity to apply for grants to fund community activities and projects not available to other non-established resident groups.

If you would like to know more about being part of Imperial Wharf Residents’ Association please contact Sheryl.Hendrickson@homesforharingey.org or call 020 8489 5321

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The story so far...

On Wednesday 11 June 2014, a public meeting was held at Gladesmore School.  Haringey Council discussed the potential options for meeting the investment needs of Imperial Wharf estate based on a report from Savills, the independent housing expert. The consultation would start Thursday 12 June 2014.

Download the minutes of the 11 June public meeting (pdf)

On 23 July 2014, a group of Imperial Wharf residents took a deputation to the Full Council meeting at Hackney Town Hall. The deputation asked Hackney Council to consider taking ownership of the estate as part of Haringey Council's work to explore options around stock transfer. The deputation also asked Hackney Council to see if it would be viable to invest in Imperial Wharf estate to bring it up to a Decent Homes standard if a stock transfer were viable.

Hackney Council will not be taking over Imperial Wharf estate.

In August 2014, the Resident Steering Group appointed Newman Francis as the Independent Tenant Liaison Advisor. Newman Francis would provide impartial, information and advice to tenants, leaseholders and freeholders for the journey ahead. Newman Francis worked hard with Imperial Wharf residents to ensure their views and concerns were brought to the council’s attention.

Since their appointment Newman Francis carried out extensive door knocking exercises, several workshops and meetings to achieve this.

Once Hackney’s Area Action Plan commenced, and the discussion on future estate options put on hold, the services of Newman Francis were not required. Their contract concluded in November 2015 as originally scheduled. If in the future it is necessary to employ an Independent Advisor, Newman Francis will be able to tender for the work.

At the request of resident steering group members, a meeting was held on 7 December 2015 at Gladesmore Community School, so residents could address Haringey and Hackney council officers directly.

In January and February 2016 Haringey Council carried out a consultation on their draft Estate Renewal, Re-housing and Payments Policy. This policy affects tenants, leaseholders and freeholders where there is a proposal redevelop their estate.

The consultation asked residents’ views on important issues such as disturbance payments, suitable alternative accommodation, and financial compensation to residents. It is important that you get involved in any consultation the Council is undertaking as it could have an impact on you and your family. The deadline for responses was 14 February 2016.

Find out more about the Estate Renewals, Re-housing and Payments Policy consultation on Haringey Council's website (external link)

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Newsletters

June 2016 newsletter
Turkish version of June 2016 newsletter

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Consultation

As part of the first stage of consultation, a survey was sent to every home on the estate in June 2014 to find out residents’ views on their home and what the future for the area should look like. We had useful conversations with residents over a six week period through door knocking, home visits and at an estate drop-in event day held on Thursday, 17 July 2014.

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Other News

Craven Park Road Community Centre – the refurbishment works are now complete.  We would like to know your views as to how you would most like to see the centre used.  We have an idea of some services you would like, however, we also appreciate you may have additional ideas and it is important we provide the right services for you.

Please complete a brief questionnaire, letting us know how you would like to use the centre.  Please clink on the link below. 

http://www.homesforharingey.org/almo/haveyoursay/imperialwharf.htm  (this link should take us to the ‘community engagagement questionnaire, attached)

Maintenance and improvement works – whilst the council is working with the community regarding the future of your estate, landlord obligations for the maintenance of the estate must still be met.  Homes for Haringey have appointed Wates as the building contractor to deliver any necessary works. They are currently undertaking detailed surveys of tenanted properties and blocks to establish the extent of the works required. 

Once the surveys are completed and the information examined, you will be written to again and informed what works will take place.

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Contact us

Homes for Haringey’s Communities team are working on behalf of Haringey Council to engage your community in the future of your estate.

If you have any queries or want to speak to a member of the team please contact us:

Email: myquestion@homesforharingey.org
Tel: 020 8489 5321

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Page Last Updated:

10 October 2016