The future of Wood Green
We believe Haringey is the future of London and our plans to transform Wood Green will give residents greater opportunities and a better quality of life. Since May 2015 we’ve been holding
events around Wood Green to speak to as many people as possible and give them the opportunity to tell us what they think about their local area and what they would like to see change.
Residents and businesses have told us what they’d like to see in any regeneration of Wood Green. We’ve responded by making its regeneration a key objective in our Corporate Plan 2015-18.
Wood Green is the borough’s biggest town centre and has lots of strengths including good transport links, high levels of footfall on the High Street and a diverse array of shops and businesses.
Planned improvements to the Piccadilly line will increase period capacity by 2025 and further investment is also planned on the Great Northern line which runs through Alexandra Palace.
There is also potential to bring Crossrail 2 to Wood Green.
Building on these strengths, we believe the area has massive potential and our plans will deliver thousands more new homes and jobs in Wood Green, supported by new health and community facilities. This is why Wood Green is one of three growth areas in Haringey’s Local Plan and it is going to be a new Opportunity Area in the next London Plan.
Backed by these conversations with local people and businesses, we’ve come up with a range of different objectives that together could secure Wood Green’s future as one of London’s best places to live, work and visit.
- Revitalising and refreshing the town centre
- Bringing more restaurants, cafés and places to socialise whether in the day or the evening
- Creating more welcoming public spaces
- Making the most of Wood Green’s location for our neighbours in Alexandra Palace and the rest of London
- Building thousands of new homes that current and future residents can afford
- Redeveloping unused industrial sites and other utilities to create local and London-based businesses
- Creating 4,000 jobs
- Making Wood Green one the best places to shop, eat and drink in London
- Making residents proud to live in Wood Green
We are creating a detailed regeneration plan for Wood Green that will determine how to deliver the objectives above, fulfil the area’s potential and secure the investment needed to make this happen. This will also help determine how council land could be used to help drive change, and where council services could be provided in the future.
An Area Action Plan (AAP) for Wood Green will provide specific planning policy and guidance for the area to make sure the changes residents want to see can happen. In early 2016 we presented four options for Wood Green’s future based on your feedback at a series of engagement events. These were:
- A rejuvenated high street – promoting a mix of new shops, services and leisure facilities backed by a modest number of new homes
- Residential-led town centre – A focus on new homes with a smaller town centre
- Widespread redevelopment – Based on Transport for London’s proposals for new Crossrail2 stations at Alexandra Palace and Turnpike Lane, major regeneration of the town centre
- Ambitious transformation –Based around a central Wood Green Crossrail 2 station, enabling the major transformation of Wood Green Town Centre with new public spaces and a new street pattern.
The options above formed part of an AAP Issues and Options Report, the first stage of the Area Action Plan process. Consultation on the Wood Green AAP Issues & Options document ran from 8 February to 20 March 2016. Details can be found on the Wood Green Area Action Plan page.
Feedback from the consultation can be viewed here - Wood Greens Future issues and options consultation report (PDF, 7.5MB)
The feedback received from the public consultation process has been used to develop a preferred option for the redevelopment of Wood Green. We consulted on the preferred option from 14 February to 31 March 2017.
A new version of the AAP goes to Cabinet for approval on 16 January. Previous versions contained proposals to include residential properties on Caxton, Mayes and Coburg roads in the plans. After listening to feedback from the community, we have re-assessed our plans, and believe we can still deliver our ambitious proposals without including these homes in the AAP.
Both the regeneration plan and AAP are being prepared jointly with the Greater London Authority (GLA) (which includes Transport for London). Find out more and how you can have your say on the Get Involved page.
- Local context and drivers for change (PDF, 6MB)
- Wood Greens Future issues and options consultation report (PDF, 7.5MB)
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