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Turner Avenue Estate

Haringey Council is exploring options for improving housing in the borough as part of our commitment to make sure every family has a quality home.. As part of this programme we want to work with you to find ways of improving your home and estate.

Unfortunately, straightforward home improvements may not be enough to ensure Turner Avenue estate reaches the standards we have set. We need to find alternative ways of improving your homes and we are committed to working with you to find the best option for the future of the area.

Latest update

The conversation we have been having with Turner Avenue residents has slowed down while the council complete the required capacity study.  

Large scale development of Turner Avenue will partly depend on the potential to increase the existing capacity of the estate, i.e. increase the number of homes. This is established through the ‘capacity study’.  

As soon as the information from the capacity study is made available we will share with all residents and expect to progress this conversation.

Earlier this year, Haringey Council carried out a consultation on its draft  Estate Renewal, Re-housing and Payments Policy. It is an important policy as all residents (tenants, leaseholders and freeholders) need to be aware and understand the potential impact of any proposed redevelopment of their estate. The consultation was completed in February 2016. All responses will feed into the draft policy due in June 2016. This will be reported to the Council's Cabinet with any recommendations for changes.

The policy looked at issues such as under occupation, suitable accommodation, home loss and disturbance payments and impact on leaseholders and freeholders.

Haringey Development Vehicle

In order to  tackle the housing needs in the borough, the Council is adopting an innovative approach to raising funds. This includes entering into a joint venture with an independent company to deliver housing investment needs. The joint venture will ultimately operate as an independent company. Haringey will not enter into any agreement if the ambitions can not be met.

Find out more about Haringey's development vehicle partnership - http://www.haringey.gov.uk/news/haringey-announces-shortlist-2-billion-regeneration-programme

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Steering Group

A resident steering group meets and works regularly with Haringey Council and Homes for Haringey on the future of Turner Avenue.

The Resident Steering Group, jointly with the Council, have appointed Strategic Urban Futures (STuF) to provide independent advise to all residents and works with the Resident Steering Group

The Turner Avenue Resident Steering Group is an open group set up to input into the regeneration consultation process.

The group meets quarterly (more frequent meetings can be requested) and works with both Haringey Council and Homes for Haringey on the future of the area. The Resident Steering Group consists of:

  • Authorised residents of Turner Avenue  

  • Independent advisors (Strategic Urban Futures) with no voting rights

  • Homes for Haringey officers with no voting rights

  • Haringey Council officers with no voting rights

The Resident Steering Group is not a decision-making group but makes recommendations to the Council. They also provide local residents with information about the consultation project.

Interested in joining the Resident Steering Group?

There are still places left for freeholders to join the Resident Steering Group. If you would like to commit to being on the group, please contact the Communities team on 020 8489 5321 or email myquestion@homesforharingey.org.

If you would like to discuss the work Strategic Urban Futures are doing with the Turner Avenue community or if you wish to get involved, you can contact Damian at Strategic Urban Futures on 0800 169 8677 or 07931 795 526 or email stuffcons.dtissier@virgin.net.

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Consultation

Back in March 2015, first stage consultation was carried out to find out residents' views on their home and what the future for the area should look like.

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Keeping you up to date

We will provide clear and concise information about what’s happening at each stage to residents.

A newsletter will be sent to every tenant and leaseholder of Turner Avenue to help to keep residents updated on how Haringey Council and Homes for Haringey are working with your community to improve the homes and area and what the next steps are. Please contact the Communities team if you require a translated or large print copy of a newsletter

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Other

Maintenance and improvement works – whilst the council is working with the community regarding the future of your estate, Homes for Haringey are still responsible for the maintenance of the estate.  Homes for Haringey have appointed Wates as the building contractor to deliver the maintenance 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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About the Communities team

Homes for Haringey’s Communities team are working on behalf of Haringey Council to engage your community in the future of your estate. It is made up of the following dedicated officers who will be working with you on your estate and supporting the Steering Group:

If you have any queries or want to speak to a member of the Communities team:

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

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Page Last Updated:

10 October 2016