Coronation Sidings Development

Link: Network Rail Press Release Coronation Sidings Depot

Did you get to the Coronation Sidings exhibition on Saturday, 29th January?

While many residents did, the feeling was that the proposed improvements since last time were not enough.

Residents were promised a West and East Heartlands planned as one. This must now include the railway sidings in between, if matters such as design quality, overshadowing, noise and light pollution are to be addressed in the round. The notion of a bad neighbour splitting the Heartlands is a plan for failure.
The Association is looking at how it can best press for a better solution, perhaps by joining up with neighbouring residents associations. It may be that the Coronation Sidings becomes a less attractive option, if we are able to get improvements. A really good solution now would probably be better than none. The housing that might have been built under plans put forward a few years ago would not have been a good neighbour! Other railway uses could be worse.
If development is to proceed, it must be a good neighbour and be accompanied by a range of S.106 works, including environmental improvements around the bridge, enhancement of the embankment, removal of the advertising hoardings and widening of the north footpath + perhaps making the former builder's yard on the west side part of the linear park (to remove that antisocial use and give the wider community some benefit.
Whatever happens, we cannot leave the matter to Haringey Council to negotiate with Network Rail  - they chose Coronation Sidings precisely because the Council seemed like a soft option.
Heartlands is Haringey’s flagship regeneration scheme: its success should matter a lot to us, the local community: split by the London to Edinburgh main line and visible from Alexandra Palace, you couldn’t find a more visible spot in London. Development of Coronation Sidings has to be outstanding!
While the offer of new jobs is welcome, it is not welcome at any price.

Look out for more Posts on or voice your concerns to the Leader of the Council or our Ward Councillors:

  • claire.kober@haringey.gov.uk  (Leader)
  • James.Stewart@haringey.gov.uk  (Ward councillor)

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