This is a very clear explanation of what is a Low Traffic Neighbourhood.
This is a short film highlighting the issue of the Ringslade Road Rat Run. It’s an issue that we as residents can’t help but be aware of night and day, 365 days of the year. The film is part of a campaign to publicise the issue and hopefully get something done about it.
Click on the link to be taken to the film – you can download from the site using the button in the bottom right-hand if you want to share it on social media.
Rat Running could be easily be stopped by allowing cars to turn right from the High Road into Station Road. It’s time for Haringey to make good on their stated policy of addressing rat runs in the borough.
If you want to let Haringey Council, our local MP, The Mayors Office & Transport for London know how you feel about the Ringslade Road Rat Run and send them the link to the film, contact addresses are below;
Council Leader – Cllr Joseph Ejiofor
Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability – Kirsten Hearn
Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods – Seema Chandwani
Head of Planning Policy, Transport & Infrastructure
Lucia Das Neves
LONDON ASSEMBLY MEMBER
London Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey
Mayor of London
Transport For London
Deputy Mayor, Transport and Deputy Chair, Transport for London
Dr Will Norman
TFL Walking and Cycling Commissioner
The attempt to turn Alexandra House into a ‘rabbit-hutch’ development has raised its ugly head again. Have a look at the drawings on the application – they’re beyond a joke.
Most of the ‘flats’ are as small as 28 sq meters – bear in mind that a typical Premier Inn Room is 21 sq meters.
This is allowed under so-called “Permitted Development’ – introduced by the Tories to get round planning rules and there’s very few grounds for objections.
Here’s an article about the proposed development Article about Alexander House
Object on grounds of overcrowding, impact on local traffic & amenities, and on the physical and mental health of residents who will be denied space and natural light.
Most office blocks turned in to flats under these new rules have rapidly become modern slums. See what happened to one block in Harlow. BBC Report on ‘Human Warehouse’
One thing developers, agents and architects don’t like is bad publicity so it would be a good idea to share your objections on social media and name the people behind this development.
The developer is Andreas Panayiotou – a billionaire who has been called ‘the buy-to-let king of London’.
His contact details are
THE ABILITY GROUP
Hilton London Syon Park
His agents are DWD a planning and Property Company
Associate DWD LLP
The Architect is Ben Adams Architects
99 Southwark Street
London SE1 0JF
020 7633 0000
Finally after many, many emails and two site visits we now have official permission from the council for our pavement planters at the bottom of Ringslade Road (see below plan).
The only catch is we have to use council approved suppliers to ensure the scheme is covered by the required insurance. Hopefully the planters will be in place in time for spring!
Thanks to Matt Richards from Bradley Road (& his uncle who has made it for us!) we should soon have a neighbourhood book-swap box that will be situated in Cafe Corso. We’re building up a supply of books (including kids books) ready for when it’s installed.