Broadwater Farm

September 2021

The London Borough of Haringey (Tangmere and Northolt) Compulsory Purchase Order 2021 (‘the Order’)

Current position

Notice is hereby given that the council having received power to confirm the above Order from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (‘the SoS’) exercised that right on 16 September 2021. Notification of confirmation was published on 22 September 2021 with notices served on affected parties and affixed at the site.

The order as confirmed provides for the purchase for the purposes of housing accommodation of the land described in Schedule 1 to the Notice to facilitate:

(i) the demolition of two structurally unsafe housing blocks known as Tangmere and Northolt respectively

(ii) the erection of new housing accommodation in that location so as to achieve a future qualitative housing gain

(iii) the removal and relocation of two existing substations on the site

(iv) overall the improvement of that part of the Broadwater Farm Estate

The Endorsed Site Notice can be viewed below and the relevant documents relating to the making of the CPO can be viewed in the February 2021 update section further below.

These documents are unsealed and unsigned versions, which allows us to publish versions that are accessible for users using screen readers. Signed and sealed versions can be inspected in person at the council’s office at Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, Wood Green, N22 7TR during normal working hours, by prior appointment. Contact Joanna Kromidias on 020 8489 5950 or by email at joanna.kromidias@haringey.gov.uk

Requests for hard copies of the documents or copies in another language or in large print should be made to Neil Taylor, CPO Project Manager on 07967 442 456 or by email at neil.taylor@haringey.gov.uk

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June 2021

Compulsory Purchase Order

In February 2021, the Council submitted The London Borough of Haringey (Tangmere and Northolt) Compulsory Purchase Order 2021 (‘the Order') to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (‘the Secretary of State’) for confirmation.

Following the receipt of statutory objections to the Order, the Secretary of State gave notice to the Council in May 2021 that a Public Local Inquiry (‘Inquiry’), will be held into the Order. We are awaiting Formal Notice of the Inquiry date and will update this page to confirm once the date is fixed.

The Council, as acquiring authority has provided its Statement of Case (‘the Statement’) seeking confirmation of the Order to the Secretary of State and the remaining objectors.

The Council’s Statement includes a list of core documents and extracts which it may refer to or submit in evidence at the Inquiry. The Statement along with the documents and extracts can be accessed and viewed below. These are supplemental to the documents and extracts included in the Council’s Statement of Reasons which can be viewed in the February 2021 update section further below.

Documents

  1. Statement of Case (PDF, 385KB)
  2. Compulsory Purchase (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 2007 (PDF, 80KB)
  3. Housing Act 1985 (external link)
  4. Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (external link)
  5. Guidance on Compulsory Purchase process and The Crichel Down Rules (July 2019) (PDF, 2.5MB)
  6. Broadwater Farm Estate Structural Robustness Assessment Kenley and Northolt Report dated April 2018 (PDF, 7MB)
  7. Broadwater Farm Estate Structural Robustness Assessment Tangmere (6 Storey Ziggurat) Report dated April 2018 (PDF, 5MB)
  8. Broadwater Farm Estate Strengthening Works to Tangmere Project Feasibility Estimate dated 4 June 2018 (PDF, 904KB)
  9. Broadwater Farm Estate Strengthening Works to Northolt Project Feasibility Estimate dated 4 June 2018 (PDF, 860KB)
  10. Broadwater Farm Rehousing and Payment Policy adopted January 2019 (PDF, 618KB)
  11. Council’s Cabinet Report and minutes dated 20th July 2020
  12. Tangmere Rehousing Priority Scheme adopted in June 2018 (PDF, 99KB)
  13. Objectors letter to Secretary of State dated 1 March 2021 (PDF, 785KB)
  14. Council letter to objectors Solicitor dated 19 March 2021 (PDF, 450KB)

Extract

  1. National Planning Policy Framework (2019), para 119 (external link)
  2. Haringey Borough Plan (2019 – 2023), pages 12 - 17
  3. The London Plan 2021 (external link)
  4. Haringey Local Plan Strategic Priorities, Policy SP2, DM10 and DM11

The Statement and documents can also be inspected in person at the Council’s office at Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, Wood Green, N22 7TR during normal working hours, by prior appointment. Contact Joanna Kromidias on 020 8489 5950 or by email at joanna.kromidias@haringey.gov.uk.

Requests for hard copies of the Statement and supporting documents, or copies in another language or in large print should be made to Neil Taylor, CPO Project Manager on 07967 442456 or by email at neil.taylor@haringey.gov.uk.

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February 2021

Compulsory Purchase Order

The council has made ‘The London Borough of Haringey (Tangmere and Northolt) Compulsory Purchase Order 2021’ (the CPO) to acquire third party interests in Tangmere and Northolt on the Broadwater Farm Estate, in order to carry out the demolition of those blocks and to enable the redevelopment of the site.

Relevant documents relating to the CPO can be accessed and viewed below:

Extracts from Statement of Reasons:

Personal information from the Order Schedule is redacted in this online version. Should you wish to view an unredacted copy, documents are available to view at the locations outlined below.

These documents are also unsealed and unsigned versions, which allows us to publish versions that are accessible for users using screen readers. Signed and sealed versions are available to view at the locations outlined below.

The signed, sealed and unredacted CPO documents can be inspected in person at:

  • the council’s offices at Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 7TR during normal working hours and by prior appointment by contacting Davina Ilo on 020 8489 7037 or email davina.ilo@haringey.gov.uk
  • the concierge offices at the Tangmere and Northolt blocks on the Broadwater Farm Estate, N17

Notices have been published and served in accordance with legal requirements. The required documentation will also be submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for confirmation. Any objections must be made to the Secretary of State before 3 March 2021, and further updates will follow after that date.

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July 2020

Broadwater Farm Improvements

For all the latest updates about the Broadwater Farm improvement programme, visit our dedicated Broadwater Farm webpages (external link).

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January 2020

Broadwater Farm capacity study for Tangmere and Northolt sites

In 2018 the council commissioned architects Karakusevic Carson to undertake a capacity study on the Broadwater Farm estate. The study looked at the capacity of sites where the Tangmere and Northolt blocks currently stand. It also looked at three additional sites on the periphery of the estate. The study was commissioned to help inform the council’s decision making process regarding the potential demolition of Tangmere and Northolt blocks.

The study is not a plan for the future and was designed to provide indicative numbers around capacity only. Plans for new homes will be developed in consultation with residents on the estate and will be subject to a resident ballot.

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November 2018

Last night (Tuesday 13 November) Cabinet agreed the demolition of Tangmere and Northolt blocks and to rebuild new council homes on Broadwater Farm. A number of commitments were made to residents.

Read the Broadwater Farm Cabinet papers (see agenda item 9).

You can watch the Cabinet meeting online.

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October 2018

We recently consulted with residents of Northolt and Tangmere on Broadwater Farm about the future of their blocks. Our proposal was to demolish the two blocks and build new homes on the estate.

Yesterday Homes for Haringey shared the results with affected residents. They are as follows:

  • 91% of Tangmere and 81% of Northolt residents who responded to the consultation agreed with the proposals to demolish their block and rebuild homes on the estate

The results of this consultation will be part of a report that goes to Cabinet for a final decision on 13 November. The report will recommend the demolition of the blocks and the rebuilding of homes on the estate.

Read the Broadwater Farm Cabinet papers (see agenda item 9).

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September 2018

On Tuesday 11 September, Haringey Council began consulting with residents of Tangmere and Northolt on the future of their blocks. Please visit the Tangmere and Northolt residents consultation pages for more information.

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June 2018

Yesterday (Monday 18 June), Homes for Haringey started visiting residents at Broadwater Farm to update them on structural issues affecting their estate. Letters have been delivered to residents explaining recommended measures for specific blocks, including a consultation with Northolt and Tangmere residents on the future of their blocks following structural reports.

It is also recommended that Tangmere residents will need to be found new homes while the future of their block is decided. Cabinet will make a decision on these recommendations next week (Tuesday 26 June). Home visits, 1-1 meetings, tailored advice and drop-in sessions will also be held for residents in the coming weeks.

Cllr Emina Ibrahim, Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal, said:

“We understand that residents on Broadwater Farm – particularly those in Tangmere and Northolt blocks – will have questions and concerns. We are committed to providing a safe, decent and affordable home for everyone and I want to assure all affected residents that we will carefully consider all of the issues, and that any decision we take will be with primary consideration for the safety, aspirations and rights of our tenants.

“Throughout all the work that has been done on the estate in recent months, Homes for Haringey and the council have engaged with residents and the Residents’ Association to ensure that everybody understands the steps that have been taken, and we will ensure that those conversations continue. A decision on the long-term future of these blocks will only be taken following proper consultation with residents.

“Our residents are our absolute priority and I would encourage anyone with questions to contact the dedicated Homes for Haringey team that has been set up on the estate.

“Whatever decision Cabinet makes next week, we will ensure that every resident is given the help and support they need.”

June 2018 reports

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April 2018

Since February, Homes for Haringey have been undertaking further checks and these have identified that Tangmere and Northolt blocks also require significant works to prevent potential structural problems in the event of a vehicle driving into the block, or from an explosion from bottled gas or a faulty oxygen cylinder.

Although Kenley and Northolt are both high rises and look very similar, they are of a different construction. Kenley has passed the required tests.

Following these new findings, Homes for Haringey will be introducing a temporary 24-hour concierge service to ensure that no bottled gas or oxygen cylinders are brought into the blocks. The tenancy management team will also be visiting all residents to explain what Homes for Haringey are doing and answer any questions.

Given the very low risk and the latest safety precautions being introduced at Tangmere and Northolt, it is not necessary for residents to leave their homes.

As Kenley has passed the required tests, we do not need to take any further immediate action at this block. Some structural work has been identified which Homes for Haringey will undertake in a future capital programme.

Residents can continue to use heating, cooking and hot water facilities, and the work to install a district heating system on the Broadwater Farm estate will continue. At this time, residents in other blocks need take no further action.

Homes for Haringey will be carrying out a further options appraisal to look at strengthening works for Northolt and Tangmere. A preliminary report is due back from the structural engineers in May and, by July, Homes for Haringey expect to present residents with the preferred options.

We will continue to proactively communicate with residents and stakeholder groups and update them at each stage of the project.

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March 2018

Homes for Haringey have completed their option appraisal for heating on the estate and have found that installing a modern district heating system is the most effective and efficient option. This will upgrade the existing plant and services, which already serve the two tower blocks on the estate. Homes for Haringey have confirmed this option with the Residents’ Association.

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February 2018

On 12 February 2018, Homes for Haringey started visiting residents in Tangmere block to explain safety measures being taken in the building. It follows findings from structural engineers that Tangmere does not meet the current required standards to use gas.

Following national advice given by the Department for Communities and Local Government earlier this summer, we began investigations into the construction of the estate, which was built in the 1960s and early 1970s. Reviews from structural engineers now suggest that Tangmere does not meet the required standards to use gas, and although the risk is very low, we are taking a number of precautionary steps to enable residents to stay in their homes.

In Tangmere, there are 91 council properties with gas cookers and 25 leaseholder flats that may use them too. From Monday 12 February 2018 Homes for Haringey replaced all gas cookers in council properties with electric cookers. The same support will be offered to Leaseholders. The team will be working as quickly as possible, depending on staff gaining access to properties. As a precaution, they will also be fitting disrupter valves to switch off the gas if a leak is detected and increasing the frequency of gas safety visits. A gas safety check will be carried out for free in each leased home. There are also plans to replace the gas system temporarily until permanent measures can be put in place.

Homes for Haringey staff have been on the Broadwater Farm estate visiting all potentially affected properties to speak to residents. There is also a dedicated phone-line for residents 0800 953 0221 and residents can visit the Neighbourhood Office between 9am and 5pm. The on-site concierge is open between 10am and 10pm.

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December 2017

In December Homes for Haringey took the same measures in other low-rise blocks on Broadwater Farm, based on structural engineers’ reports. The blocks were Croydon, Hawkinge, Hornchurch, Lympne, Manston, Martlesham, Rochford, Debden and Stapleford.

The two tower blocks on the estate, Northolt and Kenley, do not have gas supplies. As a precaution, structural surveyors are also reviewing these blocks and we will have the results soon.

Affected residents can visit the Broadwater Farm Neighbourhood Office or call the dedicated Homes for Haringey line: 0800 953 0221.Read Cllr Alan Strickland, Cabinet Member for Housing, Regeneration and Planning’s statement from December.

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Page last updated:

June 14, 2022

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