Local Plan: Evidence Base
The council has undertaken research to inform the policy documents that make up the Local Plan. This research is in the form of reports, and form what is called the evidence base. We will update this page as and when new evidence is produced, or existing documents revised.
The following documents have been used to inform production of current and emerging planning policy documents:
- Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)
- North London Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2009/10
- North London Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2009/10 – Local Area Report for LB Haringey
- Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
- Housing Needs Assessment (2007)
- Affordable Housing Viability Study (2010)
- London Boroughs’ Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment
- Employment Land Study - update (2012)
- Employment Land Review (2015)
- Economic Growth Assessment (2014)
- Workspace Viability Study (2014)
- Retail Study (2008)
- Retail and Town Centres Study
- Health Evidence Base for the Emerging Policy Concerning Retail Provision
- Tottenham Retail Impact Assessment (2015)
- Hot Food Takeaway Technical Paper (2016)
- Urban Characterisation Study
- Conservation Area Character Appraisals
- Potential Tall Buildings Locations Validations Study
- Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)
- Surface Water Management Plan
- Strategic Flood Risk Assessment NLWP 2008 (Level 1)
- Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (2011)
- Sequential Test
- Climate Change, Site Development and Energy Infrastructure Study 2010
- Decentralised Energy Masterplan (2015)
- Carbon Reduction Scenarios Technical Report (2007)
- Haringey Fifth Annual Carbon Report (2015)
- Greenhouse Gas Protocol Report 2012-13
- Haringey Air Quality Updating and Screening Assessment (2015)
- North London Cluster Group Air Quality Monitoring 2009
- Community Infrastructure Study (2010)
- Haringey Infrastructure Delivery Plan Update (2016)
- Upper Lee Valley Development Infrastructure Study (2015)
- Site Viability Assessment Final Report
- Tottenham specific documents
- Authority Monitoring Reports 2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12
- Haringey Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA), sets out an estimate of London’s current and future housing requirements. Along with the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA), the SHMA forms the foundation for the housing targets in the Further Alterations to the London Plan (FALP) and Local Plans. Together they provide the basis for addressing the National Planning Policy Framework’s (NPPF) needs driven requirement to boost supply significantly housing supply in the unique circumstances of London.
- Strategic Housing Market Assessment (PDF, 5MB)
- North London Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2009/10 (PDF 5MB)
- North London Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2009/10 - Local Area Report of LB Haringey (2010) (PDF 5MB)
The London Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) identifies London’s housing capacity and is an essential component of the evidence base required for the London Plan and borough Local Plans. Along with the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA), the SHLAA forms the foundation for the housing targets in the Further Alterations to the London Plan (FALP) and Local Plans. Together they provide the basis for addressing the National Planning Policy Framework’s (NPPF) needs driven requirement to boost supply significantly housing supply in the unique circumstances of London.
The study was designed to assess the future requirements for affordable housing.
Local Planning Authorities are required by Planning Policy Statement 3 (PPS3) (paragraph 29) to set an overall (i.e. plan wide) target for the amount of affordable housing to be provided. PPS3 explains that affordable housing targets and any thresholds proposed should reflect an assessment of the likely economic viability of land for housing, taking into account risks to delivery and draw on informed assessments of the likely levels of finance available for affordable housing, including public subsidy and the level of developer contribution that can reasonably be secured.
This report details the findings from the first Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment (GTANA) for London. The report was commissioned by the Greater London Authority, on behalf of 33 London boroughs, in response to the Housing Act 2004 which requires local authorities to consider Gypsies and Travellers accommodation needs in their local housing assessments.
This study provides an update to the 2004 Employment Study in order to provide a review of the provision of and demand for employment land and premises in the Borough for the period up to 2026.
This update provides up to date analysis of the Borough’s overall employment land supply as well as an assessment of the likely demand for employment land and premises up to 2031. It also sets out recent changes to the strategic policy context for economic development and their implications for the supply and demand for employment land in Haringey.
Document prepared to understand the potential for economic growth and inward investment in Haringey:
This study is not intended to replace the employment land review, rather it provides a more detailed assessment of the opportunity to deliver particular small business workspace types within a number of sites identified by LB Haringey officers. It seeks to established, based on this sample, a broader set of principles to direct future workspace delivery within existing employment areas.
Retail and Town Centres
The objective of this study will be to provide robust evidence to support the council in formulating policies on retail provision in the Local Development Framework, and subsequent Development Control policies and Site Specific Allocation documents.
A Retail and Town Centres Study was carried out in 2012 to provide a robust and credible evidence base to inform the council’s work on emerging policy documents, based on changes since the 2008 Study, including the publication of the London Plan in 2011 and National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in 2012.
- Retail and Town Centres Study - April 2013 (PDF, 2MB) NLP
- Retail and Town Centres Study Appendices 1-9 (PDF, 1MB) - April 2013, NLP
- Retail and Town Centres Study Appendices 10 (PDF, 7MB) - April 2013, NLP
- Retail and Town Centres Study Appendices 11 (PDF, 3MB) - April 2013, NLP
In this review we examine the health effects linked with three types of retail outlet: hot food outlets; betting shops and high street money‐lenders (such as pay-day-loan shops), which will site alongside the Development Management Developement Plan Document policies.
This paper undertakes a retail impact assessment of the development of a new district centre at Tottenham Hale, in line with the council's emerging planning policy framework and the aspiration for growth in the Tottenham Hale and North Tottenham areas.
- Tottenham Retail Impact Assessment Final Report (2016) (PDF 736KB)
- Tottenham Retail Impact Assessment (2015) (PDF 717KB)
- Tottenham Retail Impact Assessment Plans and Appendices (2016) (PDF 5.7MB)
This paper outlines the background and the council's guidance on addressing the health impacts of hot food takeaway shops and forms the part of the council's wider strategic approach on addressing poor health and obesity in the borough.
Design and Conservation
The Urban Characterisation Study is one of the key evidence studies to support Haringey’s Local Plan, including our emerging Tottenham AAP, Development Management policies and Sites Allocations DPD, as well as future policies such as the planned Wood Green AAP. The study helps us identify areas with high townscape or landscape value, to identify appropriate locations for tall buildings and high density, to identify issues adversely affecting the quality of townscapes, to guide the urban design of new development in regeneration areas, and to protect significant vistas and view corridors. We hope that it will also provide a useful resource for those seeking background information on some of what makes different areas of Haringey distinctive, interesting and beautiful.
The study was completed in February 2015 and can be downloaded in sections from the links below:
- 1. Introduction (PDF, 6MB)
- 2. North Tottenham and Bruce Grove (PDF, 6MB)
- 3. Tottenham Hale and Seven Sisters (PDF, 8MB)
- 4. Green Lanes and Wood Green (PDF, 5MB)
- 5. Hornsey, Crouch End, Stroud Green (PDF, 7MB)
- 6. Highgate and Muswell Hill (PDF, 8MB)
- 7. Conclusion and Appendices (PDF, 2MB)
Section 69 of the Planning Act 1990 - "Every local planning authority shall from time to time determine which parts of their area are areas of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance, and shall designate those areas as conservation areas" . The Borough has 29 such areas designated over 41 years. Under Section 71 of the Act, once an area has been designated:- "It shall be the duty of a local planning authority from time to time to formulate and publish proposals for the preservation and enhancement of any parts of their area which are conservation areas."
- Bruce Castle Conservation Area Character Appraisal (2009) (PDF 418KB)
- Clyde Circus Conservation Area Character Appraisal (2009) (PDF 1MB)
- Highgate Conservation Area Character Appraisal (2013) part 1 (PDF, 11MB)
- Highgate Conservation Area Character Appraisal (2013) part 2 (PDF, 8MB)
- Muswell Hill Conservation Area Character Appraisal (2008) (PDF 533KB)
- Tottenham High Road Historic Corridor Conservation Areas Character Appraisal (2009) (PDF 1MB)
- St Ann’s Conservation Area Character Appraisal (2009) (PDF 351KB)
- Trinity Gardens Conservation Area Character Appraisal (2008) (PDF 756KB)
- Wood Green Common Conservation Area Character Appraisal (2008) (PDF 642KB)
- Crouch End Conservation Area Character Appraisal (2010) (PDF 10MB)
The main purpose of this study is to assess the locations already established by the council and determine the types of design/policy limitations that may be appropriate in terms of place-making, townscape and landscape, and views.
Open Space and Nature Conservation
Haringey’s Open Space and Biodiversity Study was completed in October 2014 and updates and enhances the previous studies. It provides a robust evidence base for the council’s policy documents.
As part of this study, we look to understand the value of these spaces to our residents:
- how you use and view these spaces
- how you believe these spaces can be improved
Haringey Open Space and Biodiversity Study Main Report - report produced for Haringey Council by Land Use Consultants Ltd:
- Haringey Openspace and Biodiversity Study Report - Intro and Context for Study (PDF, 3MB)
- Open Space Assessment
- Biodiversity Assessment
- Open Space and Biodiversity Study (PDF)
Haringey’s Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) looks at flood risk within Haringey from all sources. Please see the final report and appendices below.
- Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) - February 2015 (PDF, 6MB) - Report produced for Haringey Council by Jeremy Benn Associates Ltd
- SFRA Appendix A (PDF, 7MB)
- SFRA Appendix B:
- Map 1: 1% Annual Exceedance Probability - Depth (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Map 2: 1% Annual Exceedance Probability - Depth (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Map 3: 1% Annual Exceedance Probability - Depth (PDF, 1.1MB)
- Map 4: 1% Annual Exceedance Probability - Hazard (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Map 5: 5% Annual Exceedance Probability - Depth (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Map 6: 5% Annual Exceedance Probability - Hazard (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Map 7: 1% Annual Exceedance Probability Including Climate Change Fluvial - Depth (PDF, 2MB)
- Map 8: 1% Annual Exceedance Probability Including Climate Change Fluvial - Hazard (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Map 9: Flood Zones (PDF, 1.5MB)
- Map 10: Reservoir Flood Outline (PDF, 1.3MB)
- SFRA Appendix C (PDF, 371KB)
- Strategic Flood Risk Assessment NLWP 2008 (Level 1) (PDF 16MB)
- Sequential Test (PDF 431KB)
- SFRA Appendix C (PDF, 371KB)
The report outlines the preferred surface water management strategy for the borough. In this context surface water flooding describes flooding from sewers, drains, groundwater, and runoff from land, small watercourses and ditches that occurs as a result of heavy rainfall.
Energy (carbon reduction)
This study was undertaken to provide evidence base for policy development for the emerging Core Strategy of the Local Development Framework. The aim of the study is to assess the capacity for the incorporation of low and zero carbon technologies and decentralised energy generation within new developments in Haringey.
This study identifies a number of key areas of high heat densities and development focus, and envisages that in the long term, networks such as those illustrated on the ‘vision map’ below could emerge. This shows both a number of cross-borough linkages to Enfield, Waltham Forest and Hackney and also a series of large-scale decentralised energy networks, particularly in the east of the borough.
The objective of this report is to calculate the carbon reduction necessary to meet a 60% reduction target and to put forward a strategy for Haringey to meet those targets, based on analysis of a range of possible scenarios.
The Annual Carbon Report provides year on year progress towards this target. This is the fifth year we have reported on our progress.
Haringey's approach to reducing greenhouse gases across the borough.
This Updating and Screening Assessment is a requirement under the Environment Act 1995, Part IV, for local authorities to periodically review and assess current and future air quality.
The aim of the borough-wide assessment is to predict NO2 and PM10 concentrations based on detailed dispersion modelling of road traffic emission for the baseline year 2007.
The objective of this study has been to provide a high-level evidence base to understand the impacts of the proposed developments and associated transport interventions across Tottenham.
Setting out the aims and objectives of the Smarter Travel Haringey programme for the next two years.
- Smarter Travel Year Two Evaluation Report (2014) (PDF 3MB)
- 2010-11 Smarter Travel baseline report (PDF, 1MB)
This study emphasises the need for local planning authorities to work with other delivery agencies to plan for the social and other infrastructure needed to ensure sustainable communities in their area.
This study assesses infrastructure that will be needed to support future growth across Haringey over the next 15 years.
The study aims to identify the gap between the cost of infrastructure required in the Upper Lee Valley and the funding that is currently secured.
As part of the process of preparing three Development Plan Documents to sit alongside the Local Plan, the council therefore wants to understand in more detail the potential deliverability of a series of 12 sites across the borough in order to better understand the relationship between location, site type, development types and mixes and headline viability.
- Site Viability Assessment Final Report - Feb 2015 (PDF, 376KB)
- Workspace Viability Study Draft Final Report (PDF, 5MB)
- Viability Assumptions - Pinkham Way (PDF, 121KB)
A number of specific documents relating to Tottenham have been prepared, as shown below. To see further information, please visit the Tottenham Regeneration page.
A Plan for Tottenham
The Tottenham Strategic Regeneration Framework
The Tottenham Physical Development Framework
Transport Modelling Analysis for Tottenham
The High Road West Masterplan Framework
Tottenham Hale District Centre Framework
- Tottenham Hale District Centre Framework - part 1 (PDF, 9MB)
- Tottenham Hale District Centre Framework - part 2 (PDF, 19MB)
- Alternative shortened summary of Tottenham Hale District Centre Framework (PDF, 9MB)
For further information on the emerging planning policy documents and how you can have your say on any of these, including the Evidence Base documents listed here, please see our Local Plan consultation page.
The planning Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) assesses the performance of Haringey’s planning policies. It also reports on milestones in the council’s Local Development Scheme (LDS), the timetable for production of our local planning documents. The AMR is a key feedback tool identifying how planning policies are performing. It provides a robust basis to inform any future revisions to policies or their implementation.