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 plenty of strengths including good transport links, great culture, diversity and a huge amount of potential.
We have a diverse array of shops and businesses bursting with character and local entrepreneurs ready to thrive and expand their trades. But the area is not attracting the visitors it used to and residents have made it clear they want to see big changes.
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.
With plans to deliver thousands more new homes and jobs in Wood Green, supported by new health and community facilities, there is massive potential here. This is why Wood Green is one of three growth areas in Haringey’s Local Plan and is a London Plan Opportunity Area.
Backed by years of 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.
- Building 6,400 new homes at a range of prices, rents and tenancies, and ensuring thousands of these are genuinely affordable
- Creating 4,000 jobs and providing our residents with the skills to access them
- Making Wood Green one of the best places to shop, eat and drink in London
- Creating more welcoming public spaces
- Offering more green open spaces and a sustainable, low-carbon, low-pollution town centre (This fits in with our Zero by 2050 Commission commitment)
- Making the most of Wood Green’s location for our neighbours in Alexandra Palace and the rest of London
- Redeveloping unused industrial sites and other utilities to accommodate local and London-based businesses
- Supporting current businesses to expand and attracting larger companies to boost economic development
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 provides specific planning policy and guidance for the area to make sure the changes residents want to see can happen.
A third consultation with residents on an updated AAP – approved by Cabinet on 16 January 2018 – runs from 1 February to 16 March. This new version, which paves the way to deliver 4,000 new jobs, 6,400 new homes, takes into account community feedback from previous consultations and engagement sessions. Find out more and how you can have your say on the Get Involved page.
Both the regeneration plan and AAP are being prepared jointly with the Greater London Authority (GLA) (which includes Transport for London).
- Local context and drivers for change (PDF, 6MB)
- Wood Greens Future issues and options consultation report (PDF, 7.5MB)
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