Residents to help drive Hillcrest’s future
People living on a Highgate housing estate are to be invited to help design proposed new homes as part of Haringey Council’s plans to tackle the housing crunch.
Tenants and leaseholders at the Hillcrest Estate – one of more than 20 sites across the borough where the council is exploring options for new housing – will be invited to put themselves forward to join a steering group early next year to help shape the future of the area.
The group will appoint an independent advisor – who will provide impartial advice and support to residents – and work with the council to select an architect for the next stage of design.
Initial independent surveys show that between 40 and 90 new homes could be built at Hillcrest, and the council is committed to working closely with residents as more detailed plans are developed.
Councillor Alan Strickland, Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:
“We’re committed to building a range of new properties for rent, shared ownership and private sale across Haringey that support every family’s right to live in a modern, affordable home.
“Residents living at Hillcrest have been clear that they want to be closely involved in the process, which is why we’re setting up this steering group to help us as we start work on more detailed designs.
“We’ll continue to work closely with residents as we tackle the problem too many families in our borough face – finding an affordable place to live in the face of ever-rising rents and house prices.”
Under Haringey Council’s investment plans, more than 100 social rent and shared ownership homes will be built on council-owned land during the next few years, alongside consultation with residents on larger estates on how to bring thousands more modern, high-quality homes in the long-term.
The first nine family homes in four spots across the borough were given the green light by the council’s Planning Committee in October, with more applications to be considered during the next few months.
The council is committed to bringing at least 1,000 affordable homes – to add to the 1,500 already built across the borough working with the private sector during the last five years.
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