Haringey residents are set to benefit from 272 council homes in the heart of Tottenham Hale, following a decision by the council to double the number of high-quality council properties on the Ashley Road Depot site.
With additional funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA), the initial proposal to build 136 council homes has now risen to provide twice as many council homes for residents in Haringey. Located on Park View Road, close to Tottenham Hale Station, 100% of the homes will be let to residents on the council’s housing register.
Work has begun on the Ashley Depot site which is one of the largest schemes in the council’s housebuilding programme – this is expected to complete in 2026.
Haringey currently has 39 council housing projects under way across the borough – all of which are part of their ambitious programme to build 3,000 new council homes by 2031.
More than a third of the project will be much-needed family sized homes with a development made up of 66 one-bed, 114 two-beds, 67 three-beds, and 25 four-beds. Of these, 28 homes will be fully accessible for wheelchair-users, which matches the council’s achievement of providing 10% wheelchair accessible properties across the programme.
Cllr Ruth Gordon, Cabinet Member for Housebuilding, Placemaking and Development, said: “This scheme is a substantial addition to our ambitious programme of building 3,000 new homes by 2031. At Ashley Road depot, we will be transforming a brownfield site into a high quality, beautifully landscaped development where tenants will enjoy views over Down Lane Park. Nearby residents will also benefit from increased biodiversity and the planting of more than 70 trees. New pathways through to the park will transform this once industrial site into an amenity for everyone.
“Ensuring that our council homes are built sustainably and are cheap to heat is very important to us. The materials used for the buildings will mean these homes will be kind to the planet and kind to tenants’ pockets.
“I am delighted that we are now able to provide 100% council homes on this site. We are committed to exploring all funding options to provide much needed homes for the 12,500 people on our waiting list in desperate need of secure, good quality and genuinely affordable homes. In this case, I’m particularly pleased that we were successful in securing a high grant from the GLA – demonstrating their confidence in our ambitious programme.”
The development will provide new entrances into Down Lane Park, with 74 additional trees planted on the site and shrubbery that will improve the landscape and support wildlife. Responsibly sourced and environmentally friendly materials will be used in the construction of the homes and high insulation and solar panels will keep energy costs low for tenants.
In addition to this, the new homes will have high levels of insulation and incorporate other features such as solar roof panels and air source heat pumps that will keep running costs at a minimum for residents.
The council was successful in securing additional funding from the Greater London Authority – the highest rate per property secured by any provider through the Mayor’s Building Council Homes for Londoners scheme – allowing the original proposal of 50% Council rent to be increased to 100% council homes at London Affordable Rent.