Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 16°C

Five-day forecast

Plans for a 150-bed hotel and “sky bar” have been removed from the Tottenham Hotspur redevelopment plans in favour of a college and nearly 100 more flats.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The changes were discussed at a public meeting last Wednesday after being submitted to Haringey Council the day before Christmas Eve.

But they were not enough to dampen enthusiasm from residents and traders to get the project underway as soon as possible.

The original plans for the Northumberland Development Project, including a cutting-edge 56,000-seater stadium, were unanimously approved by Haringey Council’s planners in September 2010.

But changes have had to be made to make sure the project is financially viable in the economic downturn.

Derek Lewis, owner of Glickman’s hardware store close to the site in High Road, insisted Tottenham’s traders were still in favour of the redevelopment, telling the Journal: “The Northumberland Development Project needs to happen just to make sure this part of Tottenham doesn’t sink.”

Under the revised plans, set to go before the council’s planning committee on February 13, changes will be made to the proposed developments at either end of the new stadium.

The stadium plan itself remains unchanged.

At a development management forum held at Northumberland Park Community School last Wednesday, Spurs’ project director Paul Phillips said they would create a “365-days-a-year stadium rather than 30-days-a-year,” increasing the number of visitors by half a million per year.

At the north end of the site by Northumberland Park, the 24-hour supermarket would remain at ground level but club offices and a space for educational use would sit above it, instead of the original plans for a “sky bar”.

Hopes for a four-star, 150-bed hotel to the south of the stadium near Park Lane were scotched as the club could only attract two-star hotel operators.

The single, sweeping residential block also planned for the south end will now be divided into four “finger blocks” comprising 285 flats, up from the original 200, which will share communal space.

There will also be three storeys of commercial space created underneath the blocks.

If it gets approval, Spurs hope to begin work on the northern development by the end of the year, with the southern development unable to be started before the new stadium is built in around three years’ time.

Share this article

0 comments

   Local advertisers

Other News

Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Tottenham businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Tottenham & Wood Green Journal, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Celebrity / Showbiz

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

Read full story »