Category: Architecture

September 21, 2018
At last, someone wants to restore the Moselle Brook in Hornsey so what (or who) is stopping it?

We have a unique opportunity to restore the Moselle River in Hornsey Park. So who is stopping it and why?

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November 29, 2017
New AAP but little has changed - get you response in before 16th March 2018

Haringey has updated its Area Action Plan (AAP) to remove the references to it being predicated on the arrival of Crossrail2 and retain homes along Caxton Road and its junction with Mayes Road. Otherwise, it contains all of the flaws of the previous version but this time written in the knowledge that the HDV is […]

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November 18, 2017
So many plans, so little time. Our current situation.

A post provide a short update of what PMRA are involved in and how we are engaging with the current developments.

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October 17, 2017
Iceland - Who's behind the 'Icewall'?

Well, we are - the residents and community of Hornsey Park Road. This monstrous and ill conceived development far exceeds and drives a coach and horses through current planning policy. Its nine storeys will overlook and dominate two storey Victorian houses and back gardens. Its lack of garden and amenity space will see its occupiers […]

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June 23, 2017
Fire safety drop-in sessions for high-rise tower blocks

Everyone will be concerned following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower on the 14 June 2017. While there are no longer any tower blocks in our area (Dylan Thomas House on Turnpike Lane was demolished nearly 20 years ago), many will have concerns about fire safety or have family or friends living in buildings that […]

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May 1, 2017
General Meeting Report - Wood Green Area Action Plan 2017

General Meeting on Wednesday 26 April 2017 Download as PDF: WGAAP-meeting-26-4-2017 Read our Response Letter More regarding our objections to the Wood Green Area Action Plan (WGAAP) on this site. Present:  34 residents, including residents of adjacent streets and sky city. Apologies were sent by councillors Ahmed and Mann The purpose of the meeting was to discuss […]

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April 3, 2017
Community responds to flawed plans to regenerate our area

As PMRA raises grave concerns with a first stage letter on Haringey's Area Action Plan, residents from across our area, including Hornsey Park, Sky City, Caxton & Mayes Road and Tower Terrace met Beth Kay, Head of Regeneration and Emma Williamson, Assistant Director - Planning Services to object to ill thought out proposals for wholesale […]

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May 19, 2016
Good bye Gas Holders, Hello! Pocket Park

As the Heartland Project, a proposal to build 1,000 new homes on the grounds of the old gas works in Hornsey Park, starts to take shape, we are finally going to lose a couple of old friends, the mighty gas holders that still occupy the site. Rusty they may be, old and worn, but they […]

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February 9, 2016
A Good Bye Tour to the Hornsey Gas Holders

Looking north from the top of Wightman Road, two gas holders still hulk over Hornsey Park, as distinctive as St Mary’s Tower in Hornsey or the shopping city in Wood Green. They are a landmark and a reminder of industrial innovation and change. Now they lie redundant and are rusting away, the many coats of […]

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July 3, 2014
Late recognition for Hornsey Gas Holder no.1

"Victorian gasworks become things of beauty" - so said the Evening Standard on 25th June, 2014, when Homes & Property confirmed what many around here have been thinking for some time - historic gas holders can be imaginatively designed into new schemes to regenerate long derelict areas of London. Hornsey no.1 has the potential to […]

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