July 28, 2017
Today, the public enquiry into the Compulsory Purchase Order for the Wards Corner site, including the Seven Sisters market, entered its final stage. Haringey Council and London Underground Limited presented their final evidence to the inquiry.
Traders from the Latin American Community have been fighting the CPO since June 2016, hoping to save their businesses. They will not have long to wait now for the final report of the Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Local Government.
What is the Seven Sisters Regeneration Project?
The Project involves the redevelopment of the area above Seven Sisters tube station between Tottenham High Road, Seven Sisters Road, Suffield Road and West Green Road. The Wards Store closed in 1972 and has been partly empty ever since, becoming both symptom and cause of the area’s decline..
The permitted scheme involves the provision of:
- 196 much needed new homes
- Commercial space for both national and local retailers
- A new, purpose built market for Seven Sisters Indoor Market to operate from
- One café or restaurant at first floor level
- Two kiosks and a public space around the entrances to the tube station
Seven Sisters Regeneration project will transform the site and contribute to the wider regeneration of the area. The regeneration of the site (once complete) will deliver:
- 210 full-time jobs supported by new employment space
- 80 full-time jobs indirectly created by the development
- £2 million of net additional residents’ spending within local shops or services per year
- Rejuvenation of the high street, bringing back high street names as well as six new shops for independent businesses
- Creation of a safe and active public area and a new focal point for the community
- Create of a safe and active public area and a new focal point for the community
- Contribution to the wider regeneration of the Seven Sisters area