A vision to secure Wood Green’s future
Plans to bring major investment to Wood Green with new jobs and key improvements to the High Road have been unveiled by Haringey Council.
Proposals for a Wood Green Investment Framework, approved by the council’s Cabinet on Tuesday night (14 October), set out how the council will bring together different regeneration schemes and underused land into one co-ordinated plan.
This will make sure new developments in the area – such as a mix of high-quality homes, new employment space and better shops, restaurants and public spaces – secure Wood Green’s future as one of London’s best places to live, work and visit.
The comprehensive strategy will aim to make the most of proposed new Crossrail 2 stations at Turnpike Lane and Alexandra Palace, helping more Haringey families get on the housing ladder and find long-lasting employment while attracting new shoppers to a vibrant and successful high street.
A key focus will be to improve connections between the town centre and the new homes, jobs, and public facilities being created to the west, bringing more visitors to Wood Green’s existing cultural activities at the Chocolate Factory.
And with a £4.2million scheme to revamp Wood Green’s public spaces already underway, a co-ordinated approach to regeneration will also mean improved links to Noel Park and Alexandra Palace.
Councillor Alan Strickland, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing, said:
“Bringing long-term regeneration to Wood Green is crucial to make sure local people have the best opportunities to fulfil their potential and feel the benefit of huge infrastructure improvements.
“We know that thousands of people are rightly proud to live and work here, but we also know that new investment is needed to secure a positive future for Wood Green.
“We can’t do this alone, and we’ll work closely with landowners, residents and traders to deliver much-needed housing, create new job opportunities and support successful local businesses.”
The council will now speak to local people and businesses to set out the scope of the investment framework, before appointing a specialist team to develop the framework itself - a dedicated spatial and economic plan for the area - next year.
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