COMMENT ON PROVEWELL WAREHOUSES
A mixed group of residents from Stonehouse, ExFed, Units C-E, Overbury Road, Tewkesbury Rd, Catwalk Place and Cardigan House attended this Meet Up.
The session included an update from Ruth about what had been done since the last meeting. Judith gave a presentation on The Climate Crisis and Harringay Warehouse District.
Tenant Comment / Discussion Notes:
A group of residents, who had met independently since the previous Meet Up, shared observations and suggestions. Their key observations related to how the consultation was being conducted (questioning whether the planning team were listening to the feedback), about the pace of aspects progressing to planning stage and asking if all aspects should be shared with everyone in the area or just the stakeholders affected.
They suggested the area had historically grown organically and proposed a different structure for the organisation of the developments – opting instead for a bottom-up, tenant led approach that would utilise the wider planning team to facilitate tenant priorities for the area, utilising a structure of tenant-led area representatives.
These points, along with all others, will be raised with the planning team before a response is shared.
Facilitated by Judith – asking What do you value the most? and What have I missed?
Tenants shared comments about:
Ruth facilitated this group.
Facilitated by John and James.
Updates from Ruth:
Presentation from Judith:
Judith is leading a sustainability study into Provewell’s warehouse estates. The approach will utilise various policies from Haringey’s Net Zero Carbon 2030 target to The London Plan and other national policy. She raised some of the challenges in the area from a high urban heat island to drainage issues, and the need to connect into existing green space and ecological areas such as the New River and Railway alongside Arena.
During the breakout groups she asked – what do you value the most and what have I missed?