Search

Tottenham neighbourhood gets special planning rules to prevent large family homes ‘spoiling’ area

06:30 03 November 2013

The new planning guidance aims to help large families live together without spoiling the local environment. Picture: Getty/Matt Cardy

The new planning guidance aims to help large families live together without spoiling the local environment. Picture: Getty/Matt Cardy

2008 Getty Images

New planning guidelines that will help protect a vast swathe of Tottenham from inappropriate home extensions by large families have been rubber-stamped by Haringey Council.

Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, cabinet member for planning and enforcement.Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, cabinet member for planning and enforcement.

All properties in a specific area of South Tottenham will now be subject to a further layer of planning guidelines if families want to extend their homes. The move is a further bid to help protect the privacy of neighbours.

The guidelines were developed following extensive consultation with residents in the area, many of whom wanted to extend their homes to keep generations of family together, while others were concerned about inconsistent housing and poorly constructed extensions.

The new supplementary planning document (SPD):

· Allows for rooftop extensions on single houses rather than only on pairs of neighbouring homes;

· Provides a stronger steer to residents on how to comply with planning policies designed to maintain a consistent appearance for the neighbourhood;

· Reiterates that rear extensions – which can impact on neighbours’ privacy, gardens and light – are not permitted;

· Makes clear that the new rules on extensions do not apply to flats or houses in multiple occupation.

The defined area is bounded by Crowland Road to the north, Markfield Park and the River Lee to the east, Craven Park Road to the south and Tottenham High Road to the west, excluding the High Road’s conservation area.

Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, cabinet member for planning and enforcement, said: “These new rules create a framework for large extended families who want to remain in the community, while making sure that the appearance of Victorian terraces is protected and garden spaces are not spoilt.

“We’ve listened carefully to residents in south Tottenham. We’re confident that the SPD strikes the right balance and we will fairly implement the policy for everyone’s benefit.

“This document marks an important step forward in meeting a range of concerns held by residents and our own planning team.”

0 comments

Latest Tottenham News Stories

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Supporters walk past a fence displaying an image of the proposed new Spurs stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Tottenham have been granted planning permission by Haringey Council for the club’s revised proposal for a new stadium.

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Police officers secure a street outside the Stade de France stadium (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Following multiple terrorist attacks in Paris, this is advice for people who are either in France or who have friends or family on the continent.

Monday, October 12, 2015
Deborah Willemen said she felt like she had 'lost a limb' after the bike was stolen at 3am on Saturday morning (Picture: Deborah Willemen)

‘It was like losing a limb’: A Tottenham single mum needs your help after her life-altering cargobike was (ineptly) stolen by a thief in the dead of night.

Monday, October 12, 2015
Mario Madeo has been jailed

A teenager who carried out two armed robberies on fast food outlets in Willesden and Cricklewood on the same night has been jailed for seven years.

Most read news

Competitions

Champagne experience

This Valentine’s Day, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the perfect destination for lovebirds, offering a range of romantic experiences from Friday 12th February - Sunday 14th February 2016.

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.