Wards Corner Compulsory Purchase Order - Leader's statement
After 18 months, the Secretary of State has confirmed the Wards Corner Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) decision.
We have made it clear that wherever there is development, social and economic renewal across Haringey - the people, the communities that were there before will be an integral part of that area’s future.
We remain committed to a successful and sustainable Seven Sisters Market, supporting the market’s traders and their future success.
This decision means that together with developer Grainger and working with the Latin traders, we can now move forward with plans to create a revitalised Seven Sisters.
We expect this scheme to create hundreds of new jobs, quality retail space and nearly 200 homes, alongside a thriving new market.
It is important to remember that the planning permission explicitly states that the existing market must be successfully relocated before any work begins on the current market site.
Haringey residents, the wider Latin American community and the council will want all existing traders to relocate to, and benefit from, the new market. This council has been working closely with existing traders to ensure they get the right support to do so.
Grainger has made a commitment to free relocation to both the interim and permanent new markets, fixed-term subsidised rents, business support and help promoting the market.
This is the start of the process and we believe there are more discussions to be had. We will be contacting all those affected by the CPO to explain the next steps to them in the forthcoming days.